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so i was reinstalling my gigabyte ma785gm-us2h last night, when i dropped one of the screws by the 2 bios chips. foolishly, i used a pen magnet to retrieve it. i got everything hooked back up and the motherboard now appears to be bricked. with everything hooked up, i press the power button, and NOTHING. literally, absolutely nothing! the light on the back of the PSU lights up when plugged into the wall, but that is it. ive tried a different power supply, ive tried swapping all 4 memory sticks, ive exchanged hard drives, tried it with and without the dvd drive, and have tested to power button with a multi-meter. everything else is fine..

so am i missing anything, or could this mistake i made actually have done this?
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post #2 of 11
Possibly. Double check all power connections. Another mistake I've seen people do is hook up the power button plugs to the Reset part of the motherboard. Instead of power. But is uncommon.

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Could it have killed it? Absolutely. Would it present with complete power loss? Hmm. I would think it would be scrambled, but the juice would still be getting to the board...
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Is the light on the motherboard on? Have you plugged both the motherboard and CPU cables from the power supply into the motherboard?
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post #5 of 11
An erased bios = a bricked board,unless you can replace the bios chip.
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Jakegday View Post
so i was reinstalling my gigabyte ma785gm-us2h last night, when i dropped one of the screws by the 2 bios chips. foolishly, i used a pen magnet to retrieve it. i got everything hooked back up and the motherboard now appears to be bricked. with everything hooked up, i press the power button, and NOTHING. literally, absolutely nothing! the light on the back of the PSU lights up when plugged into the wall, but that is it. ive tried a different power supply, ive tried swapping all 4 memory sticks, ive exchanged hard drives, tried it with and without the dvd drive, and have tested to power button with a multi-meter. everything else is fine..

so am i missing anything, or could this mistake i made actually have done this?
check all power connections 24pin, 4 or 8pin, cpu fan is connected to the
cpu connector
check memory that they are setted all the way in
reset the motherboard cmos or bios
switch to other bios see manual
have power supply tested
does fan in power supply run
switch on power supply
    
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post #7 of 11
It should still power up even if you messed up the BIOS chip. Sounds like a loose wire.
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post #8 of 11
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ALL psu connections are secure. i have tried 2 different PSUs, both worked before and again after trying them. the fan in either psu's does not move at all. the memory is seated properly. there is no light on the mobo that lights up, im not sure if there was one before or not though. ive tried resetting the cmos via the jumper, and i left the battery out overnight. i have NO idea how to switch to another bios in this state. and just in case my test of the switch wasnt enough, i tried manually jumping the power connection, and still nothing.

well, at least theres another 2 solid years left on the warranty.
Edited by Jakegday - 3/19/11 at 11:56am
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post #9 of 11
Try jumping the 24-pin motherboard connector to see if it starts up then. Might not be the safest though...
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post #10 of 11
Yeah, even a weak magnet can damage the BIOS chip to the point that the mobo would become non-operational.

I feel for you, bricking a mobo sucks...I just bricked one myself.
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