old board shuttle AE23 won't boot anymore

Discussion in 'Shuttle' started by Rainer Bitschi, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. I have a very old mainboard Shuttle AE23 v1.1 and a cpu intel pentium3
    800mhz and some ram 256mb. these components were running in this very bundle
    for many years. then i removed it and had it in a box again for some years.
    now i wanted to build up a secondary system with these 3 parts, i attached a
    power supply, a agp graphics card and a keyboard. there is nothing else
    connected.
    the problem is when i turn on the system, the cpu fan starts, power led
    lights up, the keyboard leds are flashing, and then... nothing. not even a
    beep, just a very quiet sort of blop coming out of the speaker, as if one
    turns off a big stereo amplifier. i tried different ram, different graphics
    cards, so this cant be the problem. I noticed the small led on the board did
    not light up when i connected power to it. after i replaced the bios
    battery, it lights up as soon as power is connected. but this did not help
    anything.
    why is this board not running anymore??? it did so for a long time with this
    cpu...
    thanks for any ideas, Rainer
     
    Rainer Bitschi, Oct 26, 2005
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    Clark Guest

    Is the graphics card new? Is it correct for the motherboard?

    Are you using the shuttle case and original power supply"

    Clark
     
    Clark, Oct 26, 2005
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  3. well, in fact i am using another power supply and have it outside any case
    right now. but it is a atx compatible, it has enough power, so as far as i
    know there cant be a problem with power supply. or do shuttle boards have
    something special about that?? the graphics cards are correct, at least one
    of them has to work.
     
    Rainer Bitschi, Oct 26, 2005
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  4. You will have to enter the bios and reset to the default settings. Then try
    again. It could also be that the boards capacitors dried up with age. It is
    something that if used, is better than being in storage. It keeps the
    capacitors "formed" and able to accept the full charge as designed.

    May be time for a new M/B.

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    Richard Urban
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    Richard Urban, Oct 27, 2005
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  5. well, i tested another known working power supply unit, mainboard still wont
    boot.
    resetting bios as suggested in another post is simply not possible, because
    there is absolutely nothing on the screen.
    the following came up my mind lately:
    may it be possible that the bios chip got erased somehow, because the bios
    battery was definitely tired???
    i know this normally is not the case, but what is normal here?
     
    Rainer Bitschi, Oct 29, 2005
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    Stephen Guest

    There should be a jumper on the motherboard to clear the CMOS.

    When the battery goes dead, only the CMOS data is affected.

    Are there any bad capacitors?

    Stephen
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    Stephen, Oct 29, 2005
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  7. When the battery goes dead the CMOS "IS" cleared. Insert a new battery and
    the CMOS will go to the bios default settings, which may "not" be exactly
    what you particularly need or want.

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    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Oct 29, 2005
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