Firstly, are the motherboard standoffs in the case in the right place, may have shorted out something on the back of the motherboard. They have been turned on their sides, which can pose problems if you have a small case, as getting to them may be an issue, but it depends on the case. Today was one of those days. I’m not familiar with your board, but know when I select AHCI mode on my main Controller IC9r all my drives bar those on the Jmicron controller disappear from the bios Standard option page. The time now is

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This leads to my 2nd question which is that I am unable to get the MB to boot from a usb stick. The time now is One of the things that I love most about technology is that there are few other endeavors where you can experience elation at resolving an issue simultaneously with total embarrassment for not having figured it out sooner.

Gigabyte did a good job placing things on the board.

Neither ma69gj ‘flagged’ as SATA. For next steps, I’d check the standoffs, put the board back in the case, make sure the speaker is connected and listen for beep codes. I do agree that system boards belong in cases instead of sitting out exposed even on an ESD matbut as you indicated, I wanted to see if the standoffs were causing a short, and it was the safest way that I had available to test this angle.

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We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action! I have a replacement processor arriving later today, so I plan to spend some time this weekend working through this issue. Gigabit lan is supported with the Realtek SC controller.

Ideally, this board will be targeted at HTPC and budget conscious sqta.

I probably won’t be able to work on this until tomorrow, but when I do I’ll proceed as you originally recommended: Any and all guidance will be very much appreciated. Sh2 this point, my haphazard troubleshooting has led me to conclude that there is most likely an issue with the CPU, which may have happened when I originally installed it or when I bent the pins during transplantation to the second motherboard.

Also check the troubleshooting section of the manual, there’s a flowchart to follow, beep codes are listed here.

We also see our pin power connector nicely placed at the edge of the board.

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I really appreciate your comment since I find myself feeling very much the same way – for something as fundamental as powering on the system, wouldn’t you mma69gm that these requirements would be better documented? Join Date Dec Posts 7. If it’s working you’ll still get the bios screen, obviously without a disk it won’t go much further but it’s enough for troubleshooting. I don’t know whether or not this is an issue but I have a suspicion that that is what is causing linux not to find the optical drive.

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I know Slax small distro’s used to boot fine from USB. Fri Apr 25, 7: My theory at this s2 is that I may not have seated the CPU completely in na69gm first system board, then damaged it when I clamped the heatsink on top of it. I purchased an identical system board and transplanted the CPU from the first system board to the second system board.


Thanks for taking the time to write. I also reseated all of the memory.

Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H – motherboard – micro ATX – Socket AM2 – AMD 690G

Next to the SATA connectors we have the front panal connector pins. Test Setup Page 5: Note to those following this thread from the beginning: When I had the first system board in the case, it did appear to be resting correctly on the standoffs, and I was able to screw in all five retaining screws into the standoff holes without any strain or flexing.

For something that important the pins that the case jumpers tie into are often the most ill documented and labeled on all the motherboards I’ve used. Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. Hopefully this weekend will bring some better news Rave’s comment above really got me thinking, and forced me to go back and review every single step in my process.

According to the numbering on the board this equates to Sata ports 0 and 1?