First time build "No Signal" [Solved]

Ask a question Groppstopper - Latest answer on Dec 23, 2015 05:48PM
Last night I put together my first computer. I installed all of the components and it seemed ready to go so I booted up and it worked perfect. I installed Windows 8.1 and then proceeded to install some drivers for the hardware that windows didn't catch upon installing. After installing the hardware I restarted the PC and now I have a blue screen and "no signal" on the monitor I was using. I am connected to the monitor with an HDMI cord.
I don't believe it is a problem with GPU (maybe it could be) but the GPU is only connected to the PCI on the motherboard and not connected to the power supply. I realized this when I went to download my graphics driver and there was no signal from the GPU on the PC. So when I shut down the PC I tried to find some cables to hook to the GPU. However, whether or not the GPU is plugged in the PC shows "no signal."
I'm just really lost and don't know how to troubleshoot this as I'm pretty inexperienced with all of this. Any help would be appreciated.
Here are my specs:
I'm in a mini-itx 130 Elite case
AsRock H97M-ITX/ac Motherboard
Intel Core i5-4590 CPU
Zotac Geforce GTX 970 GDDR5 GPU
Crucial BX200 240GB SATA 2.5 Inch SSD
Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2x8GB) 1600 MT/s RAM
COrsair CX Series CX430M 430W ATX12V PSU
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Hi Groppstopper,

Hopefully the problem will be as simple as having the wrong output from the Graphics card in use. My suggestion is to change the HDMI cable and use the VGA output.

If the card needs power you will experience this sort of issue. I dont know the card, but there is often a 6 or 8 pin connector (2x3 or 2x4) that goes from the power supply to the graphics card. I will take a look in a wee bit to see if I can see anything likr it on the web, but Im at work now and will need some time to fine it (in my next break)

Let me know if you get it going before so I can look at someone elses issue if you dont need me any more.

Groppstopper- Dec 23, 2015 05:07PM
I found out the cable was just a little screwy, I got the OS back on the monitor! Thanks for taking the time to look at my issue. Now all I need to figure out is how to hook up the graphics card. It's an abnormal 2x6 pin connector and I don't have two 6 pins for my PSU. I'll be able to figure it out though. Thanks for the help!
BrianGreen 879Posts Saturday January 17, 2015Registration date September 27, 2016 Last seen - Dec 23, 2015 05:48PM
Glad you got it sorted. You should be able to buy these connectors if the power supply does not come with them. I would consider buying a power supply that has them anyway.
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