Question No video output after the case took a bump ?

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My PC randomly died after the case took a light bump from a chair. Both CPU and GPU have fanspin, and motherboard and case lights are on and functional. I've switched the RAM stick ordering, and I've changed the PCIE slot of the GPU, still no output. Frustrated and confused.

Here's a full part list as well: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MLFB9N
 

Lutfij

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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

You should swap out that CV unit out for a more reliably built unit that has at least 650W or more of power for the entire system. The CV unit is just a relabelled VS unit, which isn't a good unit.
 

jay32267

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My PC randomly died after the case took a light bump from a chair. Both CPU and GPU have fanspin, and motherboard and case lights are on and functional. I've switched the RAM stick ordering, and I've changed the PCIE slot of the GPU, still no output. Frustrated and confused.

Here's a full part list as well: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MLFB9N
I'd power down and reseat everything....and cards....any plugs.....the memory....I wouldn't go as far as the CPU....yet anyway,....and then try it.
 
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check the psu connection?
did you use standoff for the motherboard to case?
PSU only has one connection in, as the PSU to part connection is already done. If there was an issue with the PSU, wouldn‘t there be no lights/fanspin?

no, the motherboard is attached with 7 mobo screws onto the case.

Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

You should swap out that CV unit out for a more reliably built unit that has at least 650W or more of power for the entire system. The CV unit is just a relabelled VS unit, which isn't a good unit.
I don’t have very much available money and no spare parts, I’d want to guarantee the PSU is the problem before making a purchase.

I'd power down and reseat everything....and cards....any plugs.....the memory....I wouldn't go as far as the CPU....yet anyway,....and then try it.
I’ve done the reseating of the GPU and RAM, I’ll go about unplugging and replugging stuff in a bit.
 
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"I don’t have very much available money and no spare parts, I’d want to guarantee the PSU is the problem before making a purchase. "
You could check voltages with a meter.
https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-manually-test-a-power-supply-with-a-multimeter-2626158
It's not a load test....but it can pick up a bad PSU if the voltage is out of whack at light load....but I'm tending to doubt it's the PSU.
will do.

Yes.

After poking around a bit more, I saw this pin missing on the GPU PCIE connection. Is this something to truly worry about?
 
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update 2: the PSU does indeed appear to be the problem, some of the pins aren't giving any voltage whatsoever. None of them have a 12V and -12V charge, so I'm planning on buying another PSU.
 

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