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2021/10/23 16:43:51 (permalink)
Just wondering if anybody knows what three red lights means. One at each of the pci connectors. I get no video out at all. Tried HDMI, DP with multiple monitors and multiple PCs. 1000w EVGA psu, using three independent power cables. 3080ti FTW3 Ultra.
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/23 17:08:49 (permalink)
    If you are getting the three red lights, that is a sign of a fault in the power delivery on the card. The LED’s only light up when there is a fault.

    I am not sure there is any work around, aside from requesting an RMA. Hopefully someone else can chime in with some ideas of what to try.

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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/23 17:16:41 (permalink)
    1.  What are your system specs, i.e., MB, CPU, etc.?  This information is important so that forum members can help you.
     
    2  Is this a new card that you just installed or has it been running fine until now?
     
    3.  Did you try re-seating the GPU and all power cables including the ones attached to the PSU?  BTW, how old is your GPU?
     
    4.  Are you using X1 and were you trying to flash a bios?
     
    5.  Do you have a backup GPU that you can install?  If so, completely remove X1 and reinstall.  Then use DDU in safe mode to totally clean your NVIDIA drivers and reinstall.
     
    @the_Scarlet_one has succinctly answered your question if you do #3 and it fails.
     
    For more information if you have to do a RMA:  https://www.evga.com/warranty/graphics-cards/.
     
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/23 20:01:55 (permalink)
    1. Intel 8700k, Gigabyte Z370XP SLI
    2. New card
    3. Yes. Brand new PSU.
    4. No
    5. I never even got a chance to install X1
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/23 21:36:20 (permalink)
    Remove the card, post to bios on integrated graphics, set to force integrated graphics in bios, boot to windows and make sure you have the Intel Graphics driver installed.  Shut down and install the GPU.  See if you can post and boot on the integrated graphics with the card installed, if you can, see if you can detect/read the card in bios, hwinfo, device manager, gpu-z etc.  If you are detecting the card, install the latest X1 and run the firmware update, which you can do even while on integrated graphics.
     
    If you can't post at all with the card installed, either the card is dead, your MB bios may need an update, or the PSU is defective.  Some gigabyte MB's have a VGA trouble light that will be on due to a GPU related no-post.
     
    It may potentially help to make sure your MB has CSM Disabled, which requires a GPT OS drive, so you may want to check on that while you're up on integrated graphics. You can also try switching to the other bios on the card then booting, normal vs. OC, they are the same except fan curve.
    post edited by kevinc313 - 2021/10/23 21:47:28
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/23 21:58:47 (permalink)
    It's fixed now. It was the fault of the new power supply. I plugged the system into my old one and it works now. Thanks guys.
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/24 05:02:23 (permalink)
    sidepocket
    It's fixed now. It was the fault of the new power supply. I plugged the system into my old one and it works now. Thanks guys.

    That's awesome dude! Glad that fixed your issue. Now I wonder how many other red light issues could possibly be similar with the cards. 

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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/24 05:54:52 (permalink)
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    It's fixed now. It was the fault of the new power supply. I plugged the system into my old one and it works now. Thanks guys.

    That's awesome dude! Glad that fixed your issue. Now I wonder how many other red light issues could possibly be similar with the cards. 

    Thanks mate. For one thing they should include something about the red lights in the manual that came in the box. I honestly thought the red lights were normal until I came to the forums. Something in the manual would have helped a lot.
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/24 06:19:40 (permalink)
    sidepocket
    It's fixed now. It was the fault of the new power supply. I plugged the system into my old one and it works now. Thanks guys.

    for the record, which psu were u using?
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/24 06:51:00 (permalink)
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    It's fixed now. It was the fault of the new power supply. I plugged the system into my old one and it works now. Thanks guys.

    for the record, which psu were u using?


    I'd like to know that as well

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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/24 07:05:38 (permalink)
    EVGA Supernova P6 Platinum 1000w
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/24 07:08:11 (permalink)
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    this a great psu! Was your connections, right?
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/24 07:10:18 (permalink)
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    this a great psu! Was your connections, right?

    I disconnected and reconnected several times while trying to troubleshoot.
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/24 07:30:28 (permalink)
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    this a great psu! Was your connections, right?

    I disconnected and reconnected several times while trying to troubleshoot.

    was it new psu? 
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/24 07:31:23 (permalink)
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    this a great psu! Was your connections, right?

    I disconnected and reconnected several times while trying to troubleshoot.

    was it new psu? 

    Yes, I bought it because of the new card.
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/24 07:43:35 (permalink)
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    this a great psu! Was your connections, right?

    I disconnected and reconnected several times while trying to troubleshoot.

    was it new psu? 

    Yes, I bought it because of the new card.

    srtrange, i recommend rma it
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/24 08:36:42 (permalink)
    Ok, sorry everyone. This is complete pilot error, my fault. I did not realize the VGA PCIE power cables were directional. I had them backwards. I plugged everything in with the new power supply correctly this time, and everything is working.

    The only hardware issue was my brain :)
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/24 08:38:20 (permalink)
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    Ok, sorry everyone. This is complete pilot error, my fault. I did not realize the VGA PCIE power cables were directional. I had them backwards. I plugged everything in with the new power supply correctly this time, and everything is working.

    The only hardware issue was my brain :)

    but you cant be wrong with direction. It doesnt fit
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/24 08:47:05 (permalink)
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    Ok, sorry everyone. This is complete pilot error, my fault. I did not realize the VGA PCIE power cables were directional. I had them backwards. I plugged everything in with the new power supply correctly this time, and everything is working.

    The only hardware issue was my brain :)

    but you cant be wrong with direction. It doesnt fit

    I'm not sure what you mean. It has 8 pins on both ends and they fit just fine both ways. The only difference is one end is 6+2.
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/24 08:49:13 (permalink)
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    Ok, sorry everyone. This is complete pilot error, my fault. I did not realize the VGA PCIE power cables were directional. I had them backwards. I plugged everything in with the new power supply correctly this time, and everything is working.

    The only hardware issue was my brain :)

    but you cant be wrong with direction. It doesnt fit

    I'm not sure what you mean. It has 8 pins on both ends and they fit just fine both ways. The only difference is one end is 6+2.

    the clip only fits one way
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/24 08:52:58 (permalink)
    sidepocket
    Ok, sorry everyone. This is complete pilot error, my fault. I did not realize the VGA PCIE power cables were directional. I had them backwards. I plugged everything in with the new power supply correctly this time, and everything is working.

    The only hardware issue was my brain :)



    Oh neat.  I always wondered what would happen if I did that.  Thanks for reporting back.
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/24 09:37:45 (permalink)
    But you can’t do that cause it doesn’t fit
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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/24 09:51:11 (permalink)
    sidepocket
    Ok, sorry everyone. This is complete pilot error, my fault. I did not realize the VGA PCIE power cables were directional. I had them backwards. I plugged everything in with the new power supply correctly this time, and everything is working.

    The only hardware issue was my brain :)



    Glad to see it turned out to be a simple fix.  We've all done goofy things while building PCs and it is an all inclusive club with lots of members.



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    Re: 3080ti three red lights and no video out? 2021/10/24 15:07:08 (permalink)
    sidepocket
    Ok, sorry everyone. This is complete pilot error, my fault. I did not realize the VGA PCIE power cables were directional. I had them backwards. I plugged everything in with the new power supply correctly this time, and everything is working.

    The only hardware issue was my brain :)


    That is great to hear it was something you could correct!

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    Oh neat.  I always wondered what would happen if I did that.  Thanks for reporting back.

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