Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24

Thread: Think I cooked my EPIA, suggestions

  1. #1
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Chico, Ca
    Posts
    315

    Think I cooked my EPIA, suggestions

    I almost had my system finished. I was making a few last tweaks switching the computer power from the memory line of my radio to my accessories line so I don't kill my battery anymore. At anyrate somehow I must have done something to the board because all it does now is make a long beep over and over. I looked up on the net and found that is supposed to be the message to check the memory. So I went and bought two different sticks of memory thinking I somehow touched the 12volt power to the stick of ram. No luck, same long beep. So now my conclusion is that the motherboard is dead. Now I have to find out how VIA's RMA is. Anybody have any ideas on what else it could be aside from a dead board?

    Also, how the heck do you prevent the post beep from coming through the speakers? Should attatching a cheap PC speaker fix this?

  2. #2
    Maximum Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Atlanta/Augusta, GA
    Posts
    505
    I don't have an Epia M10000, but I have gotten that memory error before with my IWill KA266R. In my case, the memory stick was not pushed in far enough. It took ALOT of pressure.

    Try opening the tabs that hold the memory stick in place. Firmly push the memory stick into the slot. The tabs should lock in the memory stick automagically.

  3. #3
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Chico, Ca
    Posts
    315
    I've tried it all. I'm going to have to return the board to VIA. I was trying to find the RMA stuff on their website but couldn't find it. Does anyone know how your supposed to return a board to VIA?

  4. #4
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    375
    check to make sure a loose screw or wire isn't shorting out something on the board...

  5. #5
    FLAC guitar333's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    IDAHO
    Posts
    1,112
    i have the same thing, i dont know what happened. The fuse on my opus melted. My EPIA powers up normally however i can not see any video, and the north and south bridge chips get VERY VERY hot rather quickly (10 seconds and it will literally burn you.) I have inspected the board for shorts or any thing that looks like it has been burnt but nothing I can notice. I can not hear the beeps because I got the BIOS update that disables it from www.viavpsd.com. I emailed them a week ago but no reply. Please share any info you find

    What board do you have? Mine is Epia 800
    92 Taurus SHO - Daily driver - Epia M10000 80GB 512mb 7" touchscreen, Opus PSU etc

    93 Black SHO - 30mpg cruiser

    90 Silver SHO - 419whp fun/project car, CarPC to come (for tuning)

  6. #6
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Chico, Ca
    Posts
    315
    Mine is an Epia M 9000. Think I'm going to just go buy another one and then try to figure out what to do with this one. I can't stand to be so close and have something like this happen.

  7. #7
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    375
    Someone said that the Opus is not supposed to burn out the motherboard, ever. If it did, call them and see what they can do for you.

  8. #8
    Low Bitrate shadowlessman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    82
    Quote Originally Posted by adamis
    Mine is an Epia M 9000. Think I'm going to just go buy another one and then try to figure out what to do with this one. I can't stand to be so close and have something like this happen.
    What kind of case do you have? I got that same problem (with same board) with my C134 case because it was putting a bit of pressure on the RAM stick. I took out my slim DVD/CD-RW drive for the time being and haven't had the problem since. You should try booting with everything open (of course making sure the memory is properly seated).
    "Buckethead's this guy that was raised in a chicken coop and without the bucket on his head, he's helpless"

    - "Really? Oh my god..."

  9. #9
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Chico, Ca
    Posts
    315
    Well I tested my system out and found that I have a bad motherboard, bad ram, and possibly a blown power supply. So in the last 10 minutes of me ever messing with the system behind the dash I blow 300 dollars woth of stuff. Sucks, I was so close to being done with messing around with it. Now I blow just about every single piece of equipment. Funny thing is, I have no clue when it happened. One moment it was working fine, the next it was shot.

    So, does anyone know how to RMA a board to VIA? I looked all over their website and couldn't find any details.

  10. #10
    FLAC guitar333's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    IDAHO
    Posts
    1,112
    I know EXACTLY how you feel. In one day: I scratched my screen pretty good, my motherboard stopped working, burnt fuse in opus, and my CDRW/DVD wont power on. I am sick about it......but coping with the pain
    92 Taurus SHO - Daily driver - Epia M10000 80GB 512mb 7" touchscreen, Opus PSU etc

    93 Black SHO - 30mpg cruiser

    90 Silver SHO - 419whp fun/project car, CarPC to come (for tuning)

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

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
  •