SATA Data cables no video forgot to set to boot on DVD/CD

When I went to rebuild my 8700 I forgot to change the boot sequence to CD/DVD. so thinking I could take and put the Data cable in the 0 port then the SSD Data cable in 1 I should be able to get into the system, But no good I've tried all combinations. I even put the old video card in no good tried another from a xps 8700 no good. Monitor cable is a DVI-I Video card is DVI-D but I was told they would work together.

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@kman2000 Fred do you get a post beep when the computer is started do you hear fans running . Does the computer have an OS yet or are you trying to load one and cant get a screen up . Here's some things to try

1. Make sure the video card is seated properly and that the slot is clean and free of debris

2. Try a different video cable the one you have may be defective . If theres a different type of connector on the monitor try using that .

3. Check your power supply If you have another try it. the supply may be bad

4. It sounds like you've tried different cards but is there an onboard graphics on the motherboard that you can try

5. Try using a single stick of ram . or try pressing the mem button on the motherboard if your motherboard is so equipped .

These are just a few things you can try . More info may also help if you can provide it

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I have tried almost every thing . Fans work,cd/dvd work I hear them spinning when loaded with the OS Disk all mem cards snap into place will try new GPU same as stock I will take out some RAM Green light an rear of unit is green,no bleeps boops or ta-das. I will put the old CPU Fan back on rewire but not the PSU I have a SeaSonic 650 W gold but it may be too much the original PSU worked just fine. Here we go. I'll let you know

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What are you trying to do? Boot the system from Optical Drive?

IF that is what you are trying to do, when turning on the computer, press F12 on the keyboard and it will show a boot menu allowing you to choose what drive to boot from.

If the optical drive doesn't show up, there is something else wrong.

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That sounds good if I had an optical drive. Right now boot is set for the SSD. So I figure if I move the cd/dvd cable to where the SSD was (Reverse Wires) I should be ok. But when Monitor is plugged in no signal unplug Monitor it comes on. Go figure

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What exactly is the issue you have? No Video? If that that is the issue, it has no relation to SSD and SSD Cables.

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Thanks for the reply. As I said when Monitor is plugged in I go dark, unplug and I have a message No signal. The original GPU went back in no good, tried a GT 630 no good also a new GT 730 No difference

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Today I will try a method suggested to put the SSD cable in slot 0 and cd/dvd in slot one also clear the CMOS

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The SATA has nothing to do with a black screen. Does the motherboard itself have an on board monitor plug? I suggest trying the CPU to make sure its properly seated and making sure RAM is properly seated. Do you hear beeping?

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