Originally Posted by Sandman324
not sure if you solved this
this is a common problem on this board when you install the MPCIE combo card it shorts out the board.
if you install the card without using the bracket and screws it should work
Yeah, I forgot to update this thread with the fix I figured out. I ended up posting the fix on the ROG forums a while ago. I noticed you have to register to the ROG forums just to see the pics so il repost the fix here as well.My post on ROG forumsWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
If you do everything mentioned in the original post and your computer STILL WONT BOOT UP. Then try this (I actually think this is the MAIN reason why this is happening to a lot of MVF owners)
Take the BRACKET OFF of the mPCIe card and reinstall the card without the bracket and watch it boot up
It turns out that this bracket is whats shorting it (or the screw?).
I was really stressed out when I was able to fix it myself and I didn't care to troubleshoot the exact reason why this was happening. The only thing that i tried was putting the bracket back on and reseating it without it screwed onto the MB and it would boot. But once I put the bottom screw on the MB it just wouldn't post. At this point I had lost all my patience and just finished the rig and left the bracket off. My wireless works perfect (I don't have any Bluetooth devices so I cant check if that works or not).
If you end up using the card without the bracket then make sure you IGNORE the steps that the manual gives to install the mPCIe card. Its better to attach the antennas before installing it on the MB and angle the leads towards each other and OVER the plastic bracket that wraps around the mPCIe card. DON'T route the wires under the plastic bracket because it actually PINCHES the wires. From here, install it on the motherboard and go ahead and put it into the case then just route them to the I/O shield.
Heres some pics. Hope this helps!