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    M4 ATX problems and questions

    hi, I'm a noob and I have the M4 installed in my car wich was fine until my batter went out. the battery is old and I dont think it was the M4's fault, I was using the pc without the engine running since I was still hooking everything up, but now the problem is after I repalced my battery the M4 started acting funny, it turns the pc on then within about 5-15 sec it turns off. Is there something I need to do since I replaced my battery or did my M4 go south. like I said everything was fine, it turned on and off as advertised. I have the dip switches on the recommended settings. I see the green led flash and power and ground plus the ignition switch is fine. any help will be great. i emailed mini box but I'm affraid it will be a while till they get back to me and the silence in my car is driving me nuts.

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    Have you tried doing a factory reset? Put a jumper on JP1, and power it on for 2 seconds or longer. Once the light flashes, take it off, and power it on.
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    not a factory reset yet. I was kinda lost on what to do so I unpluged the battery from the m4 to do the factory reset then I thought I'm gonna try one more it one more time. So after about an hour or so I connected it back and it worked ok so far. hopefully that fixes it. if not then the factory reset will be the next route. thanks

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    ok... that didnt last very long, so let me get this right before i fry this doing the reset.
    -jump J1 and turn it on (meaning applying power to the switch? constant 12v and ground applied?)
    -then it flashes and I turn it off.
    thanks

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    Yup.
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