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New PC, stuck on Q-code A9 (start setup). Maximus VIII Gene Z170 Chipset.

neiljwd
Level 7
Beginner at this, so forgive me and please be patient 😛

I had a fair few issues on first assembly, but it restarted itself a fair few times, and I used the Cmos clear on the back and I got to this screen:


So I pressed F1, and that screen goes but that's it, I see nothing else. Fans are running, and it 'looks on'. Q-Code is A9.
I'm connected via the boards HDMI port, seems it doesn't like it. <- The other topic clued me in
Input a 7850 GPU I have, connected via DVI and shows Bios Screen OK.

So yeah this topic is solved, found the 'fix', the default/initial Bios of the Maximus VIII Gene Z170 board won't output via HDMI.
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Nate152
Moderator
Hello neiljwd

Welcome to the ROG forum.

In your manual code A9 should say "start of setup".

Let it run for a little while on code A9 and see what happens.

Edit: HDMI should work from the motherboard, maybe it has something to do with your tv or possibly a bad cable? If you got it going with the 7850 and a dvi cable all is good, you'll just need a headset or some speakers now. 🙂