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eVGA 780i SLI..... Blue flashing LED?

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Trying to boot the 780i SLI I'm going to put up on the OCN market... all I get when I turn on the PSU is a blue flashing LED, power button does nothing. I've tried resetting CMOS, pushing BIOS chip in (in case it's loose), making sure connectors are tight, swapping RAM to different places, swapping/flipping power connectors... I can't boot and get the POST code.

I've done my searching and people are apparently being told that it would mean the PSU is dead. Was working just fine on old motherboard just before I set this up, a D915GAG. All I want to do with this mobo is boot it up, test, and make sure it works.

Or maybe it's just some sort of incompatibility with trying to use Pentium 4 on it? (Actually Pentium 4 should work just fine on this board as with all 775 boards), P4 is the only LGA775 CPU I have that could test this. And yeah, being an AMD guy, working with 775 was a huge pain... mounting the only 775 cooler I had turned out to be quite a feat
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think the blue light is normal... atleast it was on my old EVGA 750i ftw
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I'm sure you know your stuff...

Just double check that all power cables are connected are their appropriate spots. Rule out that it's not something being grounded...so keep the setup outside of its case on top of anything non-conductive. I hope you have some extra spare parts like another power supply so you absolutely know that it didn't just die on you after putting it together.
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Something happened that just scared the crap out of me.
I had an alternate PSU (old Bestec 300W, only other PSU I had but it had powered the same hardware [P4 3Ghz, etc. etc.] before the CX430/new case came in). This one only has 4-pin ATX connector rather than 8-pin EPS though.
This time the LED light blinked twice as rapidly. Same with light on back of PSU. When I unplugged it, the blinking continued for awhile still, slowing down... then eventually stopping altogether.
What could that be... plugging CX430 in again, it's back to the same thing.
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*bump*
Anyways I have tried with two PSUs, different heatsinks, certain things plugged/unplugged... still getting the flashing blue LED. I'm willing to bet it's broken. Anyone?
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*bump*
Anyways I have tried with two PSUs, different heatsinks, certain things plugged/unplugged... still getting the flashing blue LED. I'm willing to bet it's broken. Anyone?


http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=828496&mpage=1

a quick google got me this, same problem as you it seems, PSU was the problem.
    
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I have found that also, I've tested using two different PSUs so far and plan to try a third. If it doesn't work still I'll either take the motherboard to freegeek or give it to someone on Craigslist looking for broken parts, unless someone really wants it here.
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