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Windows 7: MSI G41M-P26 Will Not Start

28 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 
MSI G41M-P26 Will Not Start

G41M-P26 Will Not Start

I just got a MSI G41M-P26 and a new case and I am using parts I had laying around with the intent to later sell the new build. The specs are the following:

MSI G41M-P26
2x 2 GB DDR3 Corsair Dominator
Cool Master Heat sink.
2.33 GHz 1333 Core 2 Duo

It will not start at all. I plug in my wireless keyboard in one of the USB ports and it lights up. So I know the MB has power. I have tried jumping the power switch with two diffrent front panel connectors. Also tried a diffrent PSU. As far as I know I am connecting everything corectly however the guide for the MB is lacking on telling you about the pin layout in great detail. Any ideas would be great.

MSI Global ? Mainboard - G41M-P26

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28 Nov 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Have you tried starting without ram in the board?
If that doesn't at least make it beep or complain in some manner it would seem likely it's a doa board.
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28 Nov 2011   #3

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

When a new build will not start we do a test to determine what component is causing the problem.

Basic diagnostic procedure is to uninstall the entire build and start over. (Some people do this with the motherboard out of the case by placing it on an anti-static surface. This eliminates the possibility that there is a short circuit between the motherboard and the case through the connection posts. A post in the wrong location or a sloppy job will do this).

The Test

(power off, power cord unplugged):
  • Disconnect everything externally connected except the mouse and keyboard (printers, USB devices). If you are not using a wired mouse and keyboard see if you can borrow one.
  • Disconnect the power and data cables from all the drives inside the computer (Hard drives, DVD/CD drives).
  • Remove all the cards installed in the PCI slots including the video card. (be careful handling them and place them on a non conductive surface while testing).
  • Remove all the RAM sticks (same rules as above).
Now connect the power cord and turn the PC on.
  • The motherboard should start beeping. You should get a beep code that tells you there is no memory. This is good, it means the processor is functioning and the motherboard is good so far.
  • Now add one stick of memory in Slot A1 and power on. More beeping: "no video card" beep code. This is good.
  • Then add the video card and connect it to the monitor. You should get no beeping and you should see the BIOS screens, ending with the message that there is no boot device.
  • If you get no video then switch the one memory stick installed for another one and test.
  • If you do get video then start adding components back, one at a time, until the system fails to boot. The last component you added is then the problem component.
Let us know what you find.

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28 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

I feel like a moron. Went to sleep and woke up looked at the MB and relized I was trying to place the Front Pannel Connectors into COM pins. That is what lack of sleep will do to you. Thanks guys.
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28 Nov 2011   #5

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beta View Post
I feel like a moron. Went to sleep and woke up looked at the MB and relized I was trying to place the Front Pannel Connectors into COM pins. That is what lack of sleep will do to you. Thanks guys.
That would certainly do it...
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