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Thread: Help! I think I have a bad Mini-ITX!

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    Help! I think I have a bad Mini-ITX!

    Well I got all ready to install the thing last night and got everything hooked up and started it up. OK, the power supply powers up and the fan on the CPU starts spinning, and...that's it. Nothing else happens...no monitor activity or anything. I figured it might be the ram, though I thought I got the right kind (PC2100 DDR 266MHz), so I switched it out with another stick of 256 that is also 2100 DDR 266...still nothing. Am I doing something wrong or do I have a bad board? Any ideas or things to try?

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    Dan

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    Why don't you give us a little detail about your system. (mobo, ps, case, monitor, etc).
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    Well, it isn't much of a system yet. I was trying to power it up for the first time to make sure everything works. No case, 250w power supply from an old gateway, and a gateway monitor.

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    Which itx board?
    Did you already have it working?
    if so...what has changed?
    Does it provide a beep code?
    any led activity?
    ect....
    2005 Ford Focus ST

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    I had the same problem as you. I had tyo RMA my board back to the shop.

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    OK heres an update...I've been playing around with it for a little while. No devices will power up (CDrom, hd etc) unless nothing is connected to the IDE cables. If nothing is connected, the drives spin up fine, but I still get nothing on the screen. I think this thing is shot..

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    You might try checking to see if your IDE cables are hooked up correctly. On my old system if the cables were backwards it would act like that.

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    Unhappy Me Too

    I also had tons of issues with my Mini-ITX. (m10000 to be exact) I finally went the RMA route....bummer. I'm still waiting for the replacement.
    You can read about my ordeal HERE

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    I dont know if the itx boards have a cmos clear jumper but if it's set to clear the unit wont power on and the drives wont spin up when connected

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    I get this alot with my Eden Epia 800.

    If you attach a IDE cable and no drives or the wrong way around, it just spins up the cpu fan and that's about it. No beep codes, nothing.

    I found the only way to get it to reset is to disconnect the ATX cable, wait about a minute and then plug the ATX cable back in. Works fine after that.

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