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      08-14-2003, 07:38 PM
I got a cheap VB-601 for a know working Slot1 PIII500. I actually put the
power supply cable in basackwards. I didn't think it would fit. I didn't
push very hard. But it went in...I Fired it up and *snap*, something
popped. I unplugged and redid the power supply cable to the mobo and it
fires up. OK...I'm in the bios making a few changes, detecting HD and such.
I save and restart and nothing....Fans run and HD spins but that's all.
Resetting the CMOS switch seems to have no effect.

Why did it even start in the first place?

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      08-15-2003, 01:58 AM
Thanks Robert. I am wondering if the CPU is dead. Considering that the
machine started up once makes me think just the board died. A pop/snap sound
that loud, well I can't imagine a CPU starting up after that. I don't have
either components to test against to see. The mobo can still be had for
$16. The memory is working fine in another machine. Do you think it's
worth it to get another board?

neopolaris
"Robert Akins" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:HDW_a.11151$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Oops, sorry to hear that. It may have held together just long enough to
> come up once... the pop may have been a cap, a resistor, or it could have
> been an IC. Hope the CPU didn't buy it. Lessons sometimes are hard to
> learn.
> Robert
> "neopolaris" <.> wrote in message

news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > I got a cheap VB-601 for a know working Slot1 PIII500. I actually put

the
> > power supply cable in basackwards. I didn't think it would fit. I

didn't
> > push very hard. But it went in...I Fired it up and *snap*, something
> > popped. I unplugged and redid the power supply cable to the mobo and it
> > fires up. OK...I'm in the bios making a few changes, detecting HD and

> such.
> > I save and restart and nothing....Fans run and HD spins but that's all.
> > Resetting the CMOS switch seems to have no effect.
> >
> > Why did it even start in the first place?
> >
> > neopolaris
> >
> >
> >

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Raymond Sirois
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      08-15-2003, 03:30 AM
On Thu, 14 Aug 2003 15:38:39 -0400, "neopolaris" <.> wrote:

>I got a cheap VB-601 for a know working Slot1 PIII500. I actually put the
>power supply cable in basackwards. I didn't think it would fit. I didn't
>push very hard. But it went in...I Fired it up and *snap*, something
>popped. I unplugged and redid the power supply cable to the mobo and it
>fires up. OK...I'm in the bios making a few changes, detecting HD and such.
>I save and restart and nothing....Fans run and HD spins but that's all.
>Resetting the CMOS switch seems to have no effect.
>
>Why did it even start in the first place?
>
>neopolaris
>
>


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neopolaris
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      08-15-2003, 03:52 PM
CPU is dead too. $16. Lesson learned.
"neopolaris" <.> wrote in message news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Thanks Robert. I am wondering if the CPU is dead. Considering that the
> machine started up once makes me think just the board died. A pop/snap

sound
> that loud, well I can't imagine a CPU starting up after that. I don't

have
> either components to test against to see. The mobo can still be had for
> $16. The memory is working fine in another machine. Do you think it's
> worth it to get another board?
>
> neopolaris
> "Robert Akins" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:HDW_a.11151$(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Oops, sorry to hear that. It may have held together just long enough to
> > come up once... the pop may have been a cap, a resistor, or it could

have
> > been an IC. Hope the CPU didn't buy it. Lessons sometimes are hard to
> > learn.
> > Robert
> > "neopolaris" <.> wrote in message

> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > I got a cheap VB-601 for a know working Slot1 PIII500. I actually put

> the
> > > power supply cable in basackwards. I didn't think it would fit. I

> didn't
> > > push very hard. But it went in...I Fired it up and *snap*, something
> > > popped. I unplugged and redid the power supply cable to the mobo and

it
> > > fires up. OK...I'm in the bios making a few changes, detecting HD and

> > such.
> > > I save and restart and nothing....Fans run and HD spins but that's

all.
> > > Resetting the CMOS switch seems to have no effect.
> > >
> > > Why did it even start in the first place?
> > >
> > > neopolaris
> > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



 
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