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    Difficulties with the DSATX install

    Alright, so I have provided the DSATX with power, ground and acc. I'm using it on a AMD MB so i did not use the P4 plug.

    I read that polarity matters with the power button connector but I dont see how this is possible. Isnt the connector just designed to bridge the 2 pins on the MB?

    I install everything in the vehicle and start it. The PC never turns on. I disconnect the power switch jumper and connect the case switch. I try to manually start the PC and it gets an immediate burst and then dies within a second. Afterwards I cannot simulate a manual start without killing the 12v line to the DSATX.

    I brought the pc inside and connected it to my home powersupply and it started right up.

    What have i missed here?

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    Two possible problems I can think of:

    1. You have the power and ignition lines swapped.
    2. The PSU is overloaded (list your system components and anything else plugged into it)

    It sounds more like an overloaded PSU to be honest. The initial load (everything trying to get going) is more than when the system is running.

    The fact that it's not turning itself on though sounds like your ignition and power lines are swapped. The motherboard and PSU listen for a change in the circuit (power/no power) and if you have your power wire going to the ignition line on the PSU, it will never see a change, thus never send the signal to the motherboard.

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    Sorry i didnt add this into the original post...

    I disconnected everything, hard drive, optical drive, fans, etc and checked to see if it would at least post. Would not

    I just checked the connectors and know i hooked them up from left to right , Ground - Power - Acc. According to what it says on the board, its correct.

    I'm going to go over the install guide with a fine tooth comb again



    Thanks!

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    did it ever work?

    try this thread, might be a loose cap?

    DSATX 5v line failing

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    nope, never worked. im hoping its an error im making. i read that thread... hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by tj!2k4
    did it ever work?

    try this thread, might be a loose cap?

    DSATX 5v line failing

    Can you connect the "brainstem" and do a Diagnostic on the unit.

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    Sadly Jeff didnt send me one. Im without that piece which leaves me at a bit of a bind. I did order one, will have to wait to see how long it takes to get here.

    Anyone have one in the DC metro area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Albers
    Alright, so I have provided the DSATX with power, ground and acc. I'm using it on a AMD MB so i did not use the P4 plug.

    I read that polarity matters with the power button connector but I dont see how this is possible. Isnt the connector just designed to bridge the 2 pins on the MB?

    I install everything in the vehicle and start it. The PC never turns on. I disconnect the power switch jumper and connect the case switch. I try to manually start the PC and it gets an immediate burst and then dies within a second. Afterwards I cannot simulate a manual start without killing the 12v line to the DSATX.

    I brought the pc inside and connected it to my home powersupply and it started right up.

    What have i missed here?
    Isn't the DSATX still a limited-release prototype? If so, I'm fairly certain that the designer has made his personal email available to address issues like this. Why not just go to him directly? I'm quite certain he'd rather see you up and running than posting to a public forum with the problems you are having with his unit.

    -p.

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    what revision board is this?

    there may be a cap on the back that is loose.

    Not where I was clamping - that cap was fine, it was just applying pressure on the backside cap.


    these were hand soldered, believe it or not

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    Gnomad, you are picking on me quite a bit lately.

    I'm following the trend, and figured my input may save others on the forum if they run into the same problem. Isn't that the purpose of this board?

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...725#post658725
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...740#post658740

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