Maximus IX hero no display

I recently purchased and built a gaming pc.

Intel Core-i7 6700k
Asus ROG Maximus IX Hero
2x8gb Ripjaws DDR4
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SSC 6gb
Sumsung 960 evo 250gb SSD
Corsair h100i v2

I put my system together outside of the case to test it and ran into issues. The Mobo lights up and fan run fine, but displays q code A9 and nothing comes up on the screen. I took out the gpu and still nothing. I've tried reseating the RAM and even using a single stick. Please help.
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  1. Remove your gpu and use on-board graphics. Let it start up and leave it for a while, code a9 is in reference to startup status. It needs a long minute. If nothing after tin tops turn it off and prepare a bios flash on a us stick and perform a bios flash/update then try again.
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  2. xSimply1337x said:
    Remove your gpu and use on-board graphics. Let it start up and leave it for a while, code a9 is in reference to startup status. It needs a long minute. If nothing after tin tops turn it off and prepare a bios flash on a us stick and perform a bios flash/update then try again.
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  3. I tried using iGPU and let it sit for more than 10 minutes several times and still nothing. I'm going to try to update BIOS
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  4. jdlivingston said:
    I tried using iGPU and let it sit for more than 10 minutes several times and still nothing. I'm going to try to update BIOS


    lol. I'm sorry. I sent that with my phone and it corrected it to tin tops. it was supposed to say 5min. but you went as far as 10. yes. flash the bios with and update.
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  5. I downloaded the latest update from Asus' website and installed it onto a USB drive. I plugged it into the bottom USB 2.0 and turned it on. I pressed the bios flashback button and still absolutely nothing
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  6. Well BIOS loaded and the system was working fine. When I changed some minor settings and restarted it wouldn't come back on. Same exact thing as the beginning except I've been in the bios once. I'm beginning to freak out
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  7. Rollback the bios again. What settings? Bios setting or windows?
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  8. xSimply1337x said:
    Rollback the bios again. What settings? Bios setting or windows?
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  9. I just explored then BIOS settings but only changed it to optimize for games instead of "daily computing." Again I was only in for 5 minutes at the most and I didn't go changing random things so I'm really stumped on what the issue is
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  10. Of you leave it alone to optimizefor daily computing dies it work fine then?
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  11. xSimply1337x said:
    Of you leave it alone to optimizefor daily computing dies it work fine then?
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  12. I don't know I haven't been able to get it to display since then
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  13. You can't get it to display when you roll back. and it won't work even if you unplug the gpu and use on board graphics?
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  14. xSimply1337x said:
    You can't get it to display when you roll back. and it won't work even if you unplug the gpu and use on board graphics?
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  15. Yes I've tried using on board graphics and a single ram stick and still no display. I'm taking it to a local professional and hopefully they can tell me either how to fix it or what to RMA
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  16. jdlivingston said:
    Yes I've tried using on board graphics and a single ram stick and still no display. I'm taking it to a local professional and hopefully they can tell me either how to fix it or what to RMA


    If you want to then go for it. As it is with me not being able to mess with it myself and with how long it would take to go back and forth with troubleshooting different things here on this thread that is probably the best course of action.
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  17. xSimply1337x said:
    jdlivingston said:
    Yes I've tried using on board graphics and a single ram stick and still no display. I'm taking it to a local professional and hopefully they can tell me either how to fix it or what to RMA


    If you want to then go for it. As it is with me not being able to mess with it myself and with how long it would take to go back and forth with troubleshooting different things here on this thread that is probably the best course of action.
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  18. Well I packed everything up in the boxes like it came. I took it to my local professional and we went in the back and built the whole thing from the ground up. It worked flawlessly the whole time we had it back there. We tweaked the UEFI and installed windows. Restarted it 20 times minimum throughout the process. Took it home, plugged it in, no display. At this point i don't know what the hell is going on. I'm not crazy I swear
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  19. Did you use a different monitor at the shop? It could be your monitor
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