Make sure the lead to the motherboard header to do the power is the right way round
I have a M4-ATX that i just hooked up and i cannot get it to power the computer on. I have tried all different dip switch settings and my last test i set all dip switches to OFF and and connected an external power switch. This even didnt get the computer to power on. Any advice?
Also if someone could explain the dip switch settings that would be great because the manual is not very clear.
I'm pretty certain the DIP switch settings and functionality is outlined in the manual.
Either way, you haven't given us any information that is ueful in troubleshooting your problem.
How is it wired to the vehicle's electrical system?
Have you verified the voltages on the power & ignition line with a multimeter? With the ignition off and with the ignition on?
Do you have all the power-related motherboard connections, including the 4-pin 12v power connector plugged in securely?
Does the PC boot up if you use an ATX power supply from a desktop computer inside your home?
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any update to this?
i am in the very same situation.
i put in a request to get an rma.
Also - trinybwoy You need to do the same as was suggested to the OP. Provide some information (preferably in your own thread to avoid confusion) and include your system specs, how everything is wired up.
Yes, it's possible that both of you have a dead M4. I personally believe the M4 as a product is a lemon, as there are a lot of owners with problems.
Shoot, I think all of mini-box's products are lemons because of various problems, design flaws, and failures that shouldn't happen.
But when you're troubleshooting something like this, there are many potential points of failure. In order to track down the source of your problem, we need to know about all those potential points of failure.
Is it your wiring?
Is it your battery?
Is it the power-button turn on lead?
Is it PC hardware failure?
Does the PC draw too much power for the PSU?
Lastly, have either of you attempted to contact the vendor of your M4 for some assistance? I know trinybwoy requested an RMA, but what about troubleshooting with the vendor?