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2020/09/30 18:30:49 (permalink)
Not sure what is going on but today I just received the card and it all booted up fine. Uninstalled all old drivers and installed the latest Nvidia driver for the 3080 today. Later on in the day I noticed my screen was blank and there is a solid red led on top near the power connectors. I attempted for restart but nothing is showing up. I read that this may be a power issue but I have a EVGA G3 1000 watt PSU and two out of the three 8pin power connectors are on its own wire as recommended.

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    dakon
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2020/09/30 18:35:37 (permalink)
    Re seat the card into pcie, and then re plug in both pcie power cables, both from the psu and also gpu.  Sometimes something is just a bit off.

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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2020/09/30 18:39:36 (permalink)
    dakon
    Re seat the card into pcie, and then re plug in both pcie power cables, both from the psu and also gpu.  Sometimes something is just a bit off.


    I just reseated every cable and the card and still the same issue. Any other suggestions?

    Putting in my old video card, boots up just fine.
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2020/09/30 18:52:45 (permalink)
    I just gave all three 8pin connectors it’s own cable. Still having the one red led light on top.

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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2020/09/30 18:56:38 (permalink)
    Call costumer service!
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2020/09/30 19:02:32 (permalink)
    1.-Make sure you are using separate PSU power cables
    2.- Go to your power settings on the BIOS and look for ErP (this is how it is called on Aorus motherboards), read your manual and look for a setting that disables all power when turned off. Apparently these cards will go to failure mode if they are kept with low voltage or standby voltage. That worked for me and never got those 3 red lights again.
    I'm not 100% sure but this issue is related somehow to the ramp up voltage curve on the PSU
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2020/09/30 19:04:15 (permalink)
    That was from a different post here in the forum
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2020/09/30 19:10:14 (permalink)
    jonguyen11
    I just gave all three 8pin connectors it’s own cable. Still having the one red led light on top.

    Why does one set of cables look different from the other two..  Did they all come with your power supply?  Could those cables be for another type of device?
     
    I have an 850 watt EVGA power supply I have not yet opened, maybe I will check it..
     
    Also, my system is going to have a problem getting the third cable to connect because of the distance.  So make sure you have not unseated either end of the cable. 
    post edited by Saltgrass - 2020/09/30 19:35:59

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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2020/09/30 19:42:46 (permalink)
    have a look at the pins, maybe an issue with contact
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2020/09/30 20:42:54 (permalink)
    lemuth80
    1.-Make sure you are using separate PSU power cables
    2.- Go to your power settings on the BIOS and look for ErP (this is how it is called on Aorus motherboards), read your manual and look for a setting that disables all power when turned off. Apparently these cards will go to failure mode if they are kept with low voltage or standby voltage. That worked for me and never got those 3 red lights again.
    I'm not 100% sure but this issue is related somehow to the ramp up voltage curve on the PSU


    I didn’t see any options like the one mentioned. All cables are using separate cables.
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2020/09/30 20:47:43 (permalink)
    Put the 3080 into my cousins pc and it had the same exact issue. So started the RMA process on the card. Unfortunately.
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2020/09/30 20:49:43 (permalink)
    Wouldn't it be nice if EVGA offered product manuals which explained what each LED means?
    I don't know the answer.  EVGA can't be bothered to help us help you.  Good luck!
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2020/10/01 07:03:13 (permalink)
    Those red lights usually mean that the GPU is not detecting any 12V at that plug.  Since you switched cables and even tried it in another PC I think your only course of action is RMA.  
    You've done all the troubleshooting steps you can do.
     
    I found a thread about red lights on 2080s and they were resolved with different cable configurations but you've already tried that.
     
    Wait to see what EVGA says maybe its just an error code for something else.
    post edited by JayManB - 2020/10/01 07:09:37
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2021/02/09 17:54:37 (permalink)
    I reseated the gpu and it worked just fine
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2021/02/09 18:07:00 (permalink)
    MiPalo22
    I reseated the gpu and it worked just fine


    Do you work there and that was your findings after inspection?
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2021/02/09 18:41:48 (permalink)
    Unfortunately, most likely you're going to need to RMA the card.  I highly recommend getting ahold of eVGA via phone, especially if you're in the U.S., during regular business hours.  They may walk you through some additional troubleshooting steps, then they can get you setup with an RMA.  It is much quicker to do the process over the phone vs doing it via email/the support system on the products page, since you're talking to someone directly instead of waiting on email replies.

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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2021/11/20 11:35:45 (permalink)
    I'm just experiencing the same issue, after around 10 months of having No Issues, yesterday in the middle of gaming my monitor lost connection and a solid red light came on the GPU. I've tried all the listed suggestions and it hasn't gone away. Did you find a solution that worked? Or did you just get it replaced?
     
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2021/11/20 11:50:14 (permalink)
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    I'm just experiencing the same issue, after around 10 months of having No Issues, yesterday in the middle of gaming my monitor lost connection and a solid red light came on the GPU. I've tried all the listed suggestions and it hasn't gone away. Did you find a solution that worked? Or did you just get it replaced?
     



    If you have another GPU, try it and if it works and you have done all the usual steps as above, then you are probably going to have to initiate a RMA.
     
    Sorry.


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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2021/11/20 11:53:13 (permalink)
    This thread is very old and has very little information.
    Here are some newer threads on the first page which have much more information:
    https://forums.evga.com/3...ed-on-me-m3496138.aspx
    https://forums.evga.com/R...Warships-m3495430.aspx
    https://forums.evga.com/W...-my-3090-m3493770.aspx
    https://forums.evga.com/F...edBummer-m3495789.aspx

    Basically, if you have eliminated a riser cable, power supply cable, or power supply as the cause, the card probably blew a fuse because of a power stage failure. In such an instance, replacing the card via the warranty process is the only EVGA-approved resolution.

    Light furthest to the left:
    PCI-E slot power : If you are using a riser cable, suspect a riser cable issue; otherwise it could be a motherboard issue, but less likely. Otherwise, probably the PCI-E slot fuse blew on the video card due to associated power stage stage failure.
    Other lights above each PCI-E power plug:
    No power from that plug : Check that the cables are plugged in fully and that you don't have a power supply issue. Otherwise, probably that PCI-E power plug fuse blew due to associated power stage failure.
    post edited by ty_ger07 - 2021/11/20 12:06:18
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2021/11/25 16:56:37 (permalink)
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    I'm just experiencing the same issue, after around 10 months of having No Issues, yesterday in the middle of gaming my monitor lost connection and a solid red light came on the GPU. I've tried all the listed suggestions and it hasn't gone away. Did you find a solution that worked? Or did you just get it replaced?
     




    ....and yet another one....unbelievable really...anyone know if their has been anything at all from Evga regarding these GPU's crappin the bed when going thru boot sequence.(voltage spikes etc)...this aint normal behavior....either a cap or a power fuse...I really wish they would repair the Board, send it back and provide a service report....or at least provide a service history for RMA / refurbed boards....something...you know "replaced fuse or replaced cap w new"...something...anything...
    Its a real drag when you lose confidence in hw.....

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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2021/11/25 17:04:56 (permalink)
    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:30 PM
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra not posting, have 1 solid red led on top 2021/11/25 17:53:28 (permalink)
    ty_ger07
    This thread is very old and has very little information.
    Here are some newer threads on the first page which have much more information:
    https://forums.evga.com/3...ed-on-me-m3496138.aspx
    https://forums.evga.com/R...Warships-m3495430.aspx
    https://forums.evga.com/W...-my-3090-m3493770.aspx
    https://forums.evga.com/F...edBummer-m3495789.aspx

    Basically, if you have eliminated a riser cable, power supply cable, or power supply as the cause, the card probably blew a fuse because of a power stage failure. In such an instance, replacing the card via the warranty process is the only EVGA-approved resolution.

    Light furthest to the left:
    PCI-E slot power : If you are using a riser cable, suspect a riser cable issue; otherwise it could be a motherboard issue, but less likely. Otherwise, probably the PCI-E slot fuse blew on the video card due to associated power stage stage failure.
    Other lights above each PCI-E power plug:
    No power from that plug : Check that the cables are plugged in fully and that you don't have a power supply issue. Otherwise, probably that PCI-E power plug fuse blew due to associated power stage failure.



    Yeah I guess initially it was all about "what psu...dedicated PCI-E cables....Riser Cables etc etc ,,,after over a year of it we know most of that stuff has been eliminated ;)

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