I remember my family bought a new sony TV and I decided to play around with the settings. When I pressed the rest button it wouldn't work anymore. Turned out to be a faulty TVOriginally Posted by Bailey
Please speak slowerOriginally Posted by Scouse Monkey
DOES THE BIOS HAVE A RESUME ON POWER RESTORE SETTING?Originally Posted by Bailey
ie when you put power to the PC it immediately boots up. most dektop mobos have this in the bios and Most people building a PC should know what i mean by this feature.
You see some PSUs - especialy the old mas/sproggy rely on this feature to get your PC to boot as they did not have the capability to send a start pulse.
As i have never used an Opus before so i don't know if you have to enable the start pulse somehow so maybe you had the resume setting active in the bios before which is why it worked.
PS phrases like "please speak slower" are a bit rude - especially when people are taking time to help you!
Hey man take it easy, no rudeness intended. I even included a smiley face. No need for any of that stuff.
I was confused because I thought you understood I cannot boot the computer, not even to POST. The only thing that happens is the keyboard LEDs light up for a second, then the Opus throws the 2 flash code. The CPU fan doesn't even spin up for a second.
I have reset the CMOS via the reset jumper. I disconnected all IDE cables. I checked my ground, and my battery's voltage is well over 15v. The polarity of my PWR_ON switch is fine. My fuse is in tact. I pulled the fuse for a few minutes while disconnecting the power.
I'm about to plug in a spare ATX psu... stand by for update.
I plugged in my only spare ATX psu that was working when it was put away. I plugged in the ATX connector, and that's it. Switched the PSU "on" and keyboard LEDs light up. Short the PWR_ON+ and PWR_ON- and I get nothing. Did I try to start it up correctly?
Have you tried reconnecting a normal switch to the mobo and trying this to boot up?
Oh and is the cmos jumper back in the right place?
If the keyboard lights up for a second then the standby rail seems to be working.
what does the opus 2 flash code mean?
sounds like its dead!Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
last resort after double checking everything would be forcing the PSU to start by shorting out the correct pins in the ATX block (middle green to a black i think but i would check that)
I don't have any normal switches to try, so I just short the two wires out.
If it's dead... I'll kick myself in the head a few times.. but I hope I can figure out how it got dead.
Okay folks, here's a lesson from Uncle Bailey. Do NOT let this happen to you.
Do not work 11 hour shift, come home all excited to see your final carputer items sitting at the doorway, and go right at it. First you must get washed up, eat something, have a drink, go smoke a cig if you're into that, rest up and relax. THEN start very slowly connecting everything. If something doesn't work, go smoke another cig, THINK and calm down.
I was shorting the wrong pins. No excuse for it. I'm very sorry everybody. Another lesson learned.
I guess, somewhere in the back of my mind, I know these carputer parts are very delicate... I'm just waiting for something to blow up. I'm not gonna think that way for another second. I just gotta have patience.