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post #21 of 49
I don't know about anyone else, but I have run into phantom issues like this as well.

If you are getting frustrated, then perhaps walk away for a day.

I know that is not what you want to hear, but sometimes a break will help.

Do you have enough extra components that function so that you can test each individual component of the stricken system?
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post #22 of 49
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I dont have till tomorrow - I have a party with friends/family comming over and this ****ing thing was supposed to be done WEEKS ago. First the Striker had to die because a stupid little tiny cap came out , and now I buy this mobo off Microman - and its dead. Great....

I spent easily over $2k now on this stupid upgrade. And it still doesnt work.
The video cards work, the RAM works, the CPU should work (and even if it didnt - the mobo would at least beep the living **** out on me) and all the PSU wires are firmly secure.
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post #23 of 49
Sorry, Omega. This really sucks-arse....

Have you contacted the Seller to see if there were similar issues?
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post #24 of 49
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Sorry, Omega. This really sucks-arse....

Have you contacted the Seller to see if there were similar issues?
micro wouldn't have sold it to me if this was occuring. He hasnt responded to any of my messages over the past week I sent to him regarding shipping or anything.
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post #25 of 49
Sorry, Omega... I dunno what to say. I'm tapped out.....

The next step that I would take would be to test with a known working mobo.... and I don't know that you have one (?)

Does anyone else have something they can bring to the table on this one?
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post #26 of 49
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one blue LED comes on that signals that power is connected to the mobo

but, at one time there was a yellow (amber) LED that was on but i only was able to get the LED on once. Even then it wouldnt start.
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post #27 of 49
I have an EVGA 680i board and, iirc, that the amber light is for your RAM...still don't know what that would mean if it's off.

Anyways, my only thought, besides all the ones already mentioned here... did you check the back of your mobo to see if something is shorting out against the case? I hate to admit it, but in my early noob days I forgot to put a few standoffs underneath my mobo and the 20 pin power connector was laying against the wall of my case and it would never start.

Besides that... I'm at a loss also. If you don't see anything shorting out then I would swap it out with another mobo if you have one.
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post #28 of 49
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I dont have all the standoffs under the mobo. I have the majority. If there is 1 thing Lian Li is horrid at is the threading of the mobo tray standoff holes.

and if something was shorting out the mobo - then it wouldn't start when I put the paper clip in.
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post #29 of 49
Heh, the EVGA 680i eh?

Earlier this year I had built a quad core rig for a neighbor with that same motherboard. I have never been able to overclock it because it had always exhibited spontaneous problems, sometimes the exact same problem as the one you are facing now.


If the computer was working fine at some point, I have reason to believe that it isn't the CPU. And if you tested the RAM and PSU elsewhere, then that isn't it. And other than a CMOS reset, there really aren't any other jumpers on the board to change important settings like the FSB speed etc..

I have heard others having many problems with it..I think it's some incompatibility in the BIOS.

I would suggest updating the BIOS if possible, but, in my neighbor's situation, we were not able to find any other. We are working an RMA right now..

I know this is not the information you like to hear, but you've had probably just as much experience with computers as I have and this particular board is much trouble.
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post #30 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
I dont have all the standoffs under the mobo. I have the majority. If there is 1 thing Lian Li is horrid at is the threading of the mobo tray standoff holes.

and if something was shorting out the mobo - then it wouldn't start when I put the paper clip in.
Correct, all my issues with shorting result in the board not being able to boot at all.

That is not the problem.
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