You are usually forced to "make it smaller." I don't see which i7 but many had onboard graphics so you remove the GPU and test with onboard graphics (again, depends on the i7.)
If that fails you don't need but a few parts to get to the BIOS. BEFORE all the downsizing, get out the DVM and check the CMOS battery. I want to read 3.0 or higher for a pass. Some dismiss this and end up at the shop counter and we check this after a quick visual and the number of times it's this few dollar part is too often. We measure the legs of the PSU at this point too.
Start with simple. Unplug the RESET button just in case it's failed, then test. Nothing? We don't need a lot of parts so the HDD, ODDs and such are removed and you try with a single stick of RAM.
Still nothing? We have to try just the bare minimum parts but at about 3 years and you checked the battery, we remove the PSU and motherboard to a square of cardboard to try a bare power up. If downsized this far you only have a few parts to guess which one.
Last night my computer was working fine, but today when I turned it on it would not boot. (I didn't touch it between those times).
When I click the power button it makes a "woosh" sound as it is powering up, the lights turn on on the gpu and the fans start. But then nothing more happens.
My monitors are powered but continue to just display a black screen. No windows start up screen (or sound) and no bios. When I click on the menu button on the side of the monitors they say "No signal detected".
I have attempted to click F8 (and as many other old ways to get to bios I could think of) but nothing helps.
Steps I've taken in attempts to fix my problem:
- I've checked that nothing is loose.
- I've tried holding the power button down for a minute before powering.
- I have tried replacing the cables, the power cable, hdmi cable and tried to use dvi cable instead.
- I have tried removing the graphics card and plugging the monitor into the motherboard instead.
- I have taken the ram out and dusted it off.
- I have tried to run with only one of my monitors.
- I have looked online for similar cases.
I'm sort of desperate, and I'm fairly new to computers/ have limited knowledge of computers, and I don't know what to do anymore. I'm wondering if it's my motherboard that isn't working? It's only a year old and worked fine last night. I thought it might be my gpu but there was no change when I plugged the monitor into the motherboard.
Windows 10 64bit
Power supply: Cooler Master G750M
GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3G
Motherboard: Gigabyte ga z97p-d3
Ram: 2x 8GB Ballistix Sport
Monitors: Benq GL2460 and Benq GL2450
Thank you for reading