Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Jetway MOBO giving me grief

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    US
    Posts
    10

    Question Jetway MOBO giving me grief

    I have a jetway mobo/proc.
    1gb ram
    no-name 7 in touchscreen from hong kong
    40gb 2.5 hd
    PicoPSU-120 12V DC-DC ATX power supply
    slot load slim drive dvd

    I know at the moment it is not fit for a car computer installation with no power regulator or anything, but im just having trouble getting the OS installed. This rejects every OS disc i have installed including XP home, pro, media center, Vista Ultimate, Ubuntu, OSX86... it just finds some file missing from each disc, except that every disc has worked on my other computer...

    I think it is a problem with the mobo or HDD, but i jsut cant get it to work.

    I will update this later with more details, but if anyone sees this and it looks familiar, let me know.

    Thanks for the help,
    -Jonas

  2. #2
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    302
    Quote Originally Posted by BlindLemon77 View Post
    I have a jetway mobo/proc.
    1gb ram
    no-name 7 in touchscreen from hong kong
    40gb 2.5 hd
    PicoPSU-120 12V DC-DC ATX power supply
    slot load slim drive dvd

    I know at the moment it is not fit for a car computer installation with no power regulator or anything, but im just having trouble getting the OS installed. This rejects every OS disc i have installed including XP home, pro, media center, Vista Ultimate, Ubuntu, OSX86... it just finds some file missing from each disc, except that every disc has worked on my other computer...

    I think it is a problem with the mobo or HDD, but i jsut cant get it to work.

    I will update this later with more details, but if anyone sees this and it looks familiar, let me know.

    Thanks for the help,
    -Jonas
    what kind of jetway mobo is it?

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    US
    Posts
    10
    Ok, im home now so here are some more details

    Autockr989, its a 1.5 ghz board

    1gb ddr2 667 ram

    one thing that gave me trouble before was the picoPSU, but that shouldnt be a problem now, i really am at a loss.

    i have even borrowed other peoples discs that they swear work, but no dice.

    it seems like a software or disc scratch problem from what comes up on the screen, but i dont think it is.

  4. #4
    Newbie r1Pped's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Norn'Iron
    Posts
    4
    On the face of the motherboard there will be a motherboard version name

    i.e. 945GCVM2S-A1

    a processor might help too

  5. #5
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    US
    Posts
    10
    yea i just figured out that what i thought was a serial number was the model, sorry 'bout that.

    and... i was trying to pop off the processor but to no avail

    anyway the mobo is: JetWay 7F4K1G5D-PB
    im pretty sure the processor is a 1.5ghz C7

    and i have tried about six different HDDs, maxtor, WD, Seagate...

  6. #6
    Newbie r1Pped's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Norn'Iron
    Posts
    4
    Try a different cd/dvd drive. It sounds like every CD/DVD you put in, has some form of software problem. Change the drive or clean the drive lens with a normal lens cleaner you would use to clean CD players.

  7. #7
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    8
    yeah i was about to say that just sounds like your cd drive is having trouble reading the discs...

  8. #8
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    US
    Posts
    10
    yea i tried a couple...

    i also tried installing ubuntu on a 60gb usb hard drive and booted from that (windows wont boot from usb =\) and it worked fine

    im thinking it was the full sized hard drive taking all the power from my supply and then the disc drive taking a lot too.

    i will just wait and see, i have to wait until i can get another lappy HDD to 3.5 hdd converter... then ill see if it works on the less power hungry drive

  9. #9
    Newbie freak3dot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    31

    Lightbulb

    I know this is an old thread but I wanted to add that I had a simmilar problem where XP would not install on my carputer during testing. I tried another CD rom and it still didn't work. So, I tried a different cable and that fixed the problem.

    In short, check the cable, sometimes it is the cable.
    freak3dot - Computer Science Degree
    ---------------------------------
    1994 Chevy Cavalier

    Phase 1 parts purchased.

  10. #10
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    US
    Posts
    10

    Update

    Sorry for not updating this thread when i solved the problem, it turned out that the power supply was not powerful enough to run the cd drive and it would just cut out when the motor in the drive started working for lack of power.

    hope that helps anyone with a similar problem, im sure that would be relevant to any motherboard, so if anyone else has one of those 'worlds smallest power supply' gizmos, they really are the worlds smallest and it shows.

Similar Threads

  1. Jetway mobo's
    By kamikaze2112 in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-04-2008, 10:05 AM
  2. Core 2 Duo Confusion... Socket M/Socket P/Socket 479m for Jetway J9F2???
    By 2k1Toaster in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-21-2008, 12:32 PM
  3. 800x480 on lilliput 8" touch...jetway mobo
    By Ryann in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-09-2007, 12:49 AM
  4. Jetway Mobo Power Draw
    By king_of_fools in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-14-2007, 07:59 PM
  5. Mobo Woes - Enlightenment needed
    By nzKAOSnz in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-17-2004, 08:24 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •