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    ECS mainboards?

    I have an ECS P5-SSMe, its a socket7 microATC motherboard. I have my sproggy hooked up to just the motherboard and the hard drive, and when I turn it on, the HD spins up, and the fan connected to the mobo spins up, but i get no beeps, no video, and it doesnt POST.
    Does anybody have experience with this mobo, or any other ecs board? Any ideas???

    P.S. - Here is the link to the mobo webpage: http://www.ecsusa.com/ecsusa/www.ecs...old/p5ssme.htm

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    i have had baaad experiences with ECS. From what I've been able to gather, the boards are either made or designed by PC Chips, and PC Chips boards are some of the cheapest boards I have been able to find.

    Mind you, I did have a duron 800 on a PC CHIPS board for a while, and it worked ok, but it was somewhat unstable.

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    Hit the reset button and it will boot up. PC Chips motherboards need a power good signal, and are very picky about it.
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    I've had a couple of PCCHIPS boards, neither required a power-good to boot - one was a 587, one was a 873 (i think).

    Both died after a month or so though. Not the best quality boards you can get.
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    Guess it depends on the board. My 589 does not require a power good, but my older board (forget the number) does.
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    well, i tried plugging the motherboard into a standard ATX power supply, and its doing the same thing. i checked all the motherboard jumpers again, and again.. everything looked good. i dunno... i guess its just a bad mobo?

    also.. i switched out the cpu, didnt help :/

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    CMOS Jumper

    I realize you may have checked this, but i read somewhere that the CMOS jumper must be moved to normal on PC Chips motherboards before they will boot, as they are shipped with it in the wrong place...

    Tim

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    Re: CMOS Jumper

    Originally posted by tyanni
    I realize you may have checked this, but i read somewhere that the CMOS jumper must be moved to normal on PC Chips motherboards before they will boot, as they are shipped with it in the wrong place...

    Tim

    Jetway boards are like that too... Very strange way of shipping them.

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    They ship them like that to stop the battery draining when the boards are on the shelf. Disconnecting the jumper disconnects the battery.
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    Originally posted by kaysee
    They ship them like that to stop the battery draining when the boards are on the shelf. Disconnecting the jumper disconnects the battery.

    ahhh... i always wondered about that. thank you!

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