Finally got my machine, and built it this weekend... It's all up and running now, but I got a scary moment when I first booted it. I just wanna know if it could be "normal".
OK, all parts were in place. Here's the list.
On first boot tryout, the PSU powered on, the fans started... But no image on screen (No signal), and no BIOS beep/POST message... Like there wasn't any CPU in! Hmmm, maybe it was my video card (much unlikely, but it was *that* or a defective CPU/MB
). Doublechecked all connections, looking for loose parts/wire. All was OK.
I even tried with a PCI video card. Same thing.
I was begining to feel kinda nervous! I reinserted my Radeon 7000, plugged the monitor. Tried to boot. Nothing. I just wriggled the Radeon a little bit, to make sure it was fully inserted, and *BEEP!*
it booted normally!
I was kinda relieved!!!
Now, is it normal for a newly assembled computer not to boot on the first tries? Or was the video card not fully inserted?