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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by twilyth, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. twilyth Guest

    This is an older Gigabyte MA69VM-S2 board for an Athlon 64 X2. There is 520w psu and 2 gig DDR-800 ram.

    I think I've run into this problem before, but I can't remember what causes it. Although I could be hallucinating.

    If you turn on the psu from the back panel and hit the power switch, the cpu fan starts up for about 1/2 of a second and then shuts down. Hitting the power on the front panel has no effect until you turn off the psu at the back, wait a few seconds and then flip it back on. Then when you hit the front panel pwr sw, the same thing happens.

    I think I need to clear the cmos but there don't appear to be any pins, just solder points next to the cmos battery so I have to check before I go around shorting shit.

    I figured I give you guys something to do in the mean time.

    You can thank me later. :toast: :roll:
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    remove battery wait about 30sec. then try again

    if that doesn't work.... dying psu maybe"
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    You know this type of thing happened to me as well. It ended up being that I plugged in the 4 pin connector for a PCI-E Video card into the motherboard portion if that makes sense. When I took that out and plugged in the proper one, it ended up working for me. :laugh:
  4. twilyth Guest

    I can relate. The guys who built the psu had us in mind because the +4 connector is clearly labeled something like '+4 goes with 20pin'. :shadedshu :wtf: :laugh:
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    :laugh: Done the same thing before :eek:
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    +1 here :laugh:

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