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    Question Need help with VIA M10000 power problem!!!

    I have a m10000 from my previous setup that I was thinking about fabricating into my custom bezel(behind it) so that my carpc will be all behind the dash. I need to know which power supply unit works with it and exactly how to connect it to the board. I know to plug it into the obvious power socket on the board, but do I need to add a connection to it to power the processor? There is a small connector that connects to the board that looks like a fan plug right behind the on-board vga port right below the power supply socket. Is that meant to power the processor? I have an ATX power supply I tried to use, but the green light doesn't light up on it(it is solid red, which I assume means its either overloaded or defective). I tried the original power supply on it, and only the fan comes on(there used to be a small green light on the mobo showing it 's getting power). None of my drives power up(even with the data cable detached. I just can't figure out if my mobo is shot, the processor bad, or if it just the power supply(best case senario...since I'm replacing it anyway). Could someone post a pic of which ATX power supply I need, and a pic on how it should be connected? Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by locs4dayz View Post
    I have a m10000 from my previous setup that I was thinking about fabricating into my custom bezel(behind it) so that my carpc will be all behind the dash. I need to know which power supply unit works with it and exactly how to connect it to the board.
    It's an ATX-compliant motherboard, so you need an ATX-compliant PSU.

    I know to plug it into the obvious power socket on the board, but do I need to add a connection to it to power the processor?
    Are there any other power connections on the motherboard?

    here is a small connector that connects to the board that looks like a fan plug right behind the on-board vga port right below the power supply socket. Is that meant to power the processor?
    That's a fan connector.

    I have an ATX power supply I tried to use, but the green light doesn't light up on it(it is solid red, which I assume means its either overloaded or defective). I tried the original power supply on it, and only the fan comes on(there used to be a small green light on the mobo showing it 's getting power). None of my drives power up(even with the data cable detached. I just can't figure out if my mobo is shot, the processor bad, or if it just the power supply(best case senario...since I'm replacing it anyway).
    Difficult to say.
    Are either of the PSU's known to be good? Can you test them on another system?

    Could someone post a pic of which ATX power supply I need, and a pic on how it should be connected? Thanks in advance!
    You have multiple options. Try looking in the store here. It's a starting point.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Are there any other power connections on the motherboard?




    Not that I know of...How do I test to see if my mobo is done for? What symptoms should I look for? I'm really thinking its my power supply. Shouldn't my CD drive still get power with the data cable detached even if the mobo is bad? I know everything else is good. It has to be either the mobo or PSU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by locs4dayz View Post
    Are there any other power connections on the motherboard?
    You know... You could download the manual and find out for yourself.


    Not that I know of...How do I test to see if my mobo is done for? What symptoms should I look for? I'm really thinking its my power supply. Shouldn't my CD drive still get power with the data cable detached even if the mobo is bad? I know everything else is good. It has to be either the mobo or PSU.
    Here's one way.
    Go to a store and purchase a brand-new ATX power supply. Hook it up to the motherboard and see if it boots. If it does boot, then the mobo is shot. Return the PSU to the store.
    Also, if you have an ATX power supply in a working system, hook that up to the M10000 and see if it will boot.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    You know... You could download the manual and find out for yourself.







    Here's one way.
    Go to a store and purchase a brand-new ATX power supply. Hook it up to the motherboard and see if it boots. If it does boot, then the mobo is shot. Return the PSU to the store.
    Also, if you have an ATX power supply in a working system, hook that up to the M10000 and see if it will boot.




    Thanks for the heads up. I was able to figure out how to short the board power-on switch using a different PSU...and just like magic...problem solved. Now I'm gonna order a new ATX DC-DC power supply from the mp3car store today. Exactly which one do I need(only gonna use one 60gig sata HDD, one BU353 GPS receiver, a wireless keyboard, one Netgear USB netcard, and of course a touchscreen monitor(which will be powered separately since I has its own automatic startup/shutdown built in), and what kind of warranty do they offer with these devices? Also, I was thinking of putting a fuse in-line with my constant 12v+(yellow wire) to protect my power supply and PC components. Will it act like a surge protector? If not, are there any such devices for this purpose, and how would I hook it up into my system?
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    You want a fuse on the power line to protect the wire in case of a short.
    If a short occurs, there is a fire hazard, as well as the risk of electric shock.

    As far as a surge suppressor, that isn't anything you really need to worry about with DC.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    You want a fuse on the power line to protect the wire in case of a short.
    If a short occurs, there is a fire hazard, as well as the risk of electric shock.

    As far as a surge suppressor, that isn't anything you really need to worry about with DC.

    Bet!!! Also, I went with the M3 125 watt PSU. It should be here in time for the new install. Modding my M10000 into the bezel so my whole system will be in the dash of my 1999 300m.
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