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  • M2-ATX cold boot HDD detection problem

    Hello All,
    any one had seen the problem before - what am I doing wrong?

    Carputer config
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    VIA EPIA EN15000 (BIOS 1.07), 2.5" SATA Seagate 80G, M2-ATX
    same behaviour observed with 2.5" IDE drives

    Ignition on (no jumpers, C, B, same effect)
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    In 5 seconds, motherboard starts and boots
    HDD is not detected
    After pressing RESET, works fine. Windows shuts down normally on POWER

    When using common ATX power supply, works normally
    Boots on POWER, HDD detected

    Which unavoidably leads to following conclusions:
    1. M2-ATX is capable of driving setup and it works okay (after RESET)
    2. Problem only happens on cold boot
    3. Works rock solid stable with any other power unit
    4. Jumpers do not seem to affect
    5. It is not HDD related

    Any one hit the situation before ?

    Thanks in advance.
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  • #2
    Just an idea but instead of having your BIOS set to auto detect your drive as per default try setting it so the HD is permanently set. If that doesn't help then it sounds like your HD isn't spinning up fast enough.
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    • #3
      I just bought mine and installed it today and i am having the same problem.
      I am running a Jetway 1.5 MB, 512 Ram, 3.5" 120gb ide HDD, DVD Rom, Voom PC Case.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by v8 scimitar View Post
        Just an idea but instead of having your BIOS set to auto detect your drive as per default try setting it so the HD is permanently set. If that doesn't help then it sounds like your HD isn't spinning up fast enough.
        IDE detect timeout BIOS setting would be nice but it is not there in 1.07;
        setting delay by means of non-quick boot and lan boot wont help.

        it can be something i misunderstood about power unit itself.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by sajeev View Post
          I just bought mine and installed it today and i am having the same problem.
          I am running a Jetway 1.5 MB, 512 Ram, 3.5" 120gb ide HDD, DVD Rom, Voom PC Case.
          Okay, than it is a second board with this problem. Both carry C7 1.5
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          • #6
            As we noticed, motherboard gets powered up on ignition.
            This is not an expected behavior.

            Why motherboard getting powered on ignition ? Can it be a PIC bug,
            motherboard protocol change that M2-ATX does not understand ?
            Or I simply connected it improperly, small simple stupid problem
            laying on the surface that I can not see yet ?
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            • #7
              Same coldboot non-detection behaviour observed with following setup:
              M2-ATX
              flexATX (VIA Chipset) Samuel C3

              So this may be result of some incompatiblity or power ramp.
              We will very much appreciate any help and/or guidance how to fix.
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              • #8
                Got my new board and it has the same problem. Anymore help will be appriecated. Thanks

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                • #9
                  This has been my problem since inception. Mine is a Jetway 1.5, 1gig, dvdrom and 2.5HDD. I plan to fix the problem with an opus PS. The M2 is a piece of ultimate crap.

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                  • #10
                    Thank you for the reply. Please do not jump into conclusions yet.
                    Looking forward for fix and help of manufacturer.
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                    • #11
                      My M1-ATX is doing the same thing. All worked fine with the original PS in the Travla case.

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                      • #12
                        I thought a lot of people successfully use the m2 atx.

                        I hope so, as I'm about to install one for the first time.

                        what is the most likely problem? incompatibility with the hard drive or motherboard? or something else?

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                        • #13
                          I could not get it replaced unfortunately. Manufacturer just stopped responding to emails and disappeared. I guess I will end buying another one from local supplier.
                          Please understand that you are going to purchase half-cooked product which may or may not fully work, and you pretty much on your own.
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                          • #14
                            I haven't taken the p.s. out and ran any tests yet, but is this most likely an issue with low 5v power at cold boot? I've seen other posts where a capacitor was replaced on an M1 or M2 (don't remember) power supply to one that was of a higher capacity to solve a different problem.

                            I really don't feel like dumping a $75 p.s., and then spending $90+ for a different brand. Grrrrrrrr....

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                            • #15
                              M2-atx

                              I have a slightly different problem. At present my unit is set up on the bench running through a mains transformer giving a constant 12.52 volt. It copies the car installation having a constant and a switched supply.
                              When I try to start, it powers up and off immediately. The screen and the power light on the case just flash once. It will then repeat the process at about three second intervals. Nothing else happens. It never starts.

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