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yea or just unplug the 24-pin connector, I don't even bother unplugging the PSU.
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Any suggestions for me? I have everything unplugged and the battery out for a while now... yet it still won't get out of the loop.
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yea or just unplug the 24-pin connector, I don't even bother unplugging the PSU.
I just made sure to unplug the PSU from the wall to ensure that the capacitors inside would drain their charge, even though that would likely have no effect on the boot loop. In all honesty unplugging the two power cables from the motherboard should be enough, but obviously switch the PSU off beforehand for safety.
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So - I've had everything unplugged for about a half hour and plugged it back in - started up and it was acting like it was going to boot (was on for about 8 seconds) and then it went back to the 1 second reboots....

Do I need to RMA?
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So - I've had everything unplugged for about a half hour and plugged it back in - started up and it was acting like it was going to boot (was on for about 8 seconds) and then it went back to the 1 second reboots....

Do I need to RMA?
If it was me, I'd try going into last resort mode.

Unplug literally everything from the PC. Flick the switch on the back of the PSU if you have one. Unplug the 24-pin and 8-pin cables from the motherboard. Remove the CMOS battery. Press the power button a few times to drain any substantial amounts of power left in the motherboard. Leave for an hour or two.

Then afterwards, plug in just a power cable, monitor, keyboard and mouse and obviously put the CMOS battery and internal power cables back in, and attempt to boot up. You could also try using integrated graphics and a single stick of RAM if they're viable options.

I know most of the above are unlikely to make a difference, but when I get in a situation like yours I usually just try doing every single last thing that could make a difference, all at the same time. But if, after doing all that, you're still not able to make it boot, I think you'll have no choice but to RMA.
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If not for the boot cycling issue I would hold onto this board but I absolutely hate having to take out the CMOS battery if my overclocking goes wrong. I can't believe Gigabyte has this problem on even the newest Z68 boards I won't buy another one of their boards until this is fixed and I love Gigabyte boards! It kills me to avoid them but they obviously don't care to fix it.
    
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Dammit, I didn't try taking the 24 and 8 pin cables out and I've sent it back now. I left the CMOS battery out overnight though and it still didn't fix it.
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If it was me, I'd try going into last resort mode.

Unplug literally everything from the PC. Flick the switch on the back of the PSU if you have one. Unplug the 24-pin and 8-pin cables from the motherboard. Remove the CMOS battery. Press the power button a few times to drain any substantial amounts of power left in the motherboard. Leave for an hour or two.

Then afterwards, plug in just a power cable, monitor, keyboard and mouse and obviously put the CMOS battery and internal power cables back in, and attempt to boot up. You could also try using integrated graphics and a single stick of RAM if they're viable options.

I know most of the above are unlikely to make a difference, but when I get in a situation like yours I usually just try doing every single last thing that could make a difference, all at the same time. But if, after doing all that, you're still not able to make it boot, I think you'll have no choice but to RMA.
Yeah - I left everything unplugged and the battery out overnight - same situation... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ............ ................ First Gigabyte board and probably my last - should've stuck with Asus..


Just got off the phone with a tech rep - tried different psu, ram, and then he went to say it's probably my cpu. I brought up the fact that this is a common problem for these boards and he got pretty offended and went on to state that he had the same board as me and it has worked 100% perfect for him...
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Edited by Zakel2 - 10/28/11 at 11:20am
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Yeah - I left everything unplugged and the battery out overnight - same situation... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ............ ................ First Gigabyte board and probably my last - should've stuck with Asus..


Just got off the phone with a tech rep - tried different psu, ram, and then he went to say it's probably my cpu. I brought up the fact that this is a common problem for these boards and he got pretty offended and went on to state that he had the same board as me and it has worked 100% perfect for him...
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
D:

See if you can contact your retailer. I'd suspect that the company I get my parts from would be happy to exchange a Gigabyte board for an equivalent ASUS board if it was still under warranty once you explained the situation to them.
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D:

See if you can contact your retailer. I'd suspect that the company I get my parts from would be happy to exchange a Gigabyte board for an equivalent ASUS board if it was still under warranty once you explained the situation to them.
Well - I bought it 2nd hand >.< - but am going off as getting it as a gift... Sigh - I'd be happy to RMA it for another one but then if I'm stuck with the same issue /wrists
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