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  1. Posts : 11,425
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64
    Thread Starter
       #1401

    I was floored that my Bios updated version wasn't updated and that leaves a real chicken or the egg issue....at least it did for me until I drove it to MSI and they updated it in like 2 minutes.
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  2. Posts : 2,973
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
       #1402

    Britton30 said:
    the errant screw may be lodged between mobo components LF, shorting it.
    That is the first thing that popped in my head after I read about the problem. I would look there before I made a bunch of changes, just to be 100% sure.
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  3. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #1403

    The only way I'll be able to check the board any closer for the idiot screw than I already have is to take it out, a major chore. I doubt the bios version is a problem because it worked fine when I bench tested it. I'll deal with it tomorrow,
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  4. Posts : 26,447
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1404

    Plus, that board was made for only 1 type CPU, it shouldn't need a bios update to post.
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  5. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #1405

    I finally found the miserable, misbegotten screw (after drawing blood). It was hiding between the front panel audio connector and the metal housing the rear I/O audio jacks. Fished it out, turned on the power, hit the on switch, and got the same damned thing. I'm stumped.
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  6. Posts : 11,425
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64
    Thread Starter
       #1406

    Good I didn't realize it had been bench tested. I would pull everything not essential to the boot from the mobo. Also re-seat all essential items. Personally I'd be very surprised it was that loose screw.....but stranger things have happened. Good luck and steady wins the race. It will turn out to be something really silly.....stay with it and we're here to help!
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  7. Posts : 26,447
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1407

    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    I finally found the miserable, misbegotten screw (after drawing blood). It was hiding between the front panel audio connector and the metal housing the rear I/O audio jacks. Fished it out, turned on the power, hit the on switch, and got the same damned thing. I'm stumped.
    Well done. That just proves that it was Gremlins that hid the screw, but the Leprechauns helped you find it. It was always my understanding that Leprechauns only did good, it was the Gremlins who were the bad ones. But, when you bench tested the board, did you leave the ram and CPU cooler attached when you installed it into the case? We can go through the obvious trouble shooting with you, but that would insult your intelligence, and none of us would want to do that. But, Thomas Edison once that people need to be reminded more often than taught. If you would like us to start, we would be happy to. After all, that's what we do here. Just let us know how we can help and you will be inundated with suggestions. Right Guys?
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  8. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #1408

    Don't EVER worry about insulting me with suggestions (the same with backseat driving; even if the backseat driver sees something I didn't only once in a hundred times, it makes the other 99 times welcome)! I'm new enough at this to easily get in trouble over something obvious to you all.

    Actually, leprechauns tend to be quite troublesome. They are the Irish cousins to gremlins, poltergeists, and minnahoonies.

    Yes, the RAM and CPU cooler were still attached when I put the board in the case. I had no choice in this matter because one of the cooler's mounting screws is inaccessable one in the case. If I ever have to pull the cooler, the board will have to come out. What really burns my backside (besides a 3' flame) is the other sockets that the cooler is designed to fit allow the use of nuts on the bottom of the MOBO to attach the cooler and my case has a humongous opening behind the MOBO with all kinds of open acreage around the socket (mutter, mutter, mumble, mumble).

    I started pulling cables and finally got the board to start up on top of my washing machine (no monitor or keyboard/mouse) when I pulled the front panel connectors in the lower right corner. I'll figure which one was the culprit later.

    Thanks for the encouragement, guys.
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  9. Posts : 26,447
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1409

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  10. Posts : 428
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #1410

    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    Actually, leprechauns tend to be quite troublesome. They are the Irish cousins to gremlins, poltergeists, and minnahoonies.

    I started pulling cables and finally got the board to start up on top of my washing machine (no monitor or keyboard/mouse) when I pulled the front panel connectors in the lower right corner. I'll figure which one was the culprit later.

    Thanks for the encouragement, guys.
    I think I've got poltergeists in my box since installing IE10; may need to perform an exorcism (restore) to put this box back right.

    Glad you got it running LF. I've read of others that had front panel connectors causing shorts to occur. All in good fun I say.
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