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    do all of you with fried mobo's have epia 800? Anyone with a different model?
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    Adamis - EPIA M9000
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    I had a fried mobo too but i called up the computer place i got it from and got them to replace it. It was an M10000. I have gotten my replacement and hooked it up again and it seems to worke fine. Of course i had a spare mobo lying around that i tested with the Opus before I put my new M10000 to it. I took the carputer out about a week ago so right now its not in there. Hopefully it should be all good when i put back in there in a week or two.

    On a side note i thought the Opus was not getting the 12v remote line (which to me explained why it didnt turn on) so i hooked up my fried mobo to an ac power supply and smoke started coming out of one of the pieces on the mobo. It was kinda cool but i was frieking out at the time.

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    On an another note is there a way to force a power supply to turn on without actually have a motherboard there. Basically by putting two pins together in the big plug coming from the power supply?

    This way i could at least test the voltage coming out of the different lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leenas
    On an another note is there a way to force a power supply to turn on without actually have a motherboard there. Basically by putting two pins together in the big plug coming from the power supply?

    This way i could at least test the voltage coming out of the different lines.
    I didn't even have to turn the PS on--the 3.3V lines were 12 with the PS off. But if you want to see http://www.7volts.com/atxnotes.htm

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    guitar333, since others are posting replies not concerning their damaged systems, could you edit your first post and put the list of affected users there, along with basic specs and purchase dates, etc...? The thread is starting to get cluttered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitar333
    wire a switch in between the ignition and the psu. So next time you can flip it off and then on. this should work


    Thanks Guitar actually Im using a single throw relay so that my opus ONLY goes on with the ignition. Zero draw whatsoever. Im starting to have too many switches in front.. power..reset.. lights.. might as well have a panel

    I got an EPIA 800 also.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leenas
    On an another note is there a way to force a power supply to turn on without actually have a motherboard there. Basically by putting two pins together in the big plug coming from the power supply?

    This way i could at least test the voltage coming out of the different lines.

    WRONG - there is a way ; )

    Connect pin 4 and 6 and your power supply will start right away, guaranteed
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    But I was told that shorting those two pins wouldnt do anything. Basically the PSU wants a 5v draw otherwise it'll shut itself down. Goto your local comp usa and buy this part they sell. It connects to your psu and has leds to tell you whats working.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leenas
    On an another note is there a way to force a power supply to turn on without actually have a motherboard there. Basically by putting two pins together in the big plug coming from the power supply?

    This way i could at least test the voltage coming out of the different lines.
    FOR AN ATX PSU:

    Hook up a fan or something to provide a load on the PSU
    plug in the PSU
    touch the green wire to a black wire, you only need to make contact... dont leave them connected

    your PSU will be on...

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