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  1. six66mike

    Foxconn A79A-S No Video

    Dropped it off at the local Ed's PCs today, gonna cost $39 to diagnose and then quote for repair. Will atleast be able to confirm PSU and see if the board is blown to hell already or not. Hopefully it works out by this weekend :) I've run out of patience with it so someone else can do it now.
  2. six66mike

    Foxconn A79A-S No Video

    Thermaltake ToughPower 850W Lian Li PC-A71B AMD AM2+ X4 Phenom 9550 Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB (2x XMS2 2GB) PC-6400 (800MHz) DDR2 RAM XpertVision GeForce 9600GT
  3. Original problems/background with my Gigabyte board - http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=21658 So I've got a Foxconn board now to replace the 3 Gigabyte boards with faulty GSATAII ports. I get everything connected, I turn on the PC. I see the Energy Star logo, then my monitor says No signal. There was no beep, seemingly no disruption to the boot process, everything is spinning around & running fine. I reset all the cables, tried the XpertVision GeForce 9600GT video card in 2 PCIe ports, no change. Juggle the RAM, got my hands on an MSI GeForce 6600 yesterday and no change. Using a DVI cable with benQ 19" LCD. Changed the jumpers to clear the CMOS on the board as Foxconn suggested on Wednesday, no change. Frustratingly Foxconn only provided 1 idea, and asked me a handful of questions that were already answered when I submitted the ticket to them. They have since not responded not for 72 hours :| Anyone have ideas on what else I can try, is this Foxconn board screwed too or can I try something else? I'm about to put the MSI card back in to see if VGA will work, but DVI definitely seems to be bunk. Edit: VGA failed too, no signal detected.
  4. But will he send the replacement first this time to prevent downtime, that's the big question :P
  5. Lesson learned at a young age: take the Pop Tart out of the tinfoil package before putting it in the microwave. Didn't break it though but the smell was pretty awesome & the sparks scared the shit out of it so much we ran out of the house and watched from the window until it shut itself off.
  6. Your signature already told us that :D "Im G-relks Work alt, just to save confusion"
  7. You've got a hell of a discount on the Foxconn board atm, if I were shopping for a new one I'd probably go with that just for the price lol
  8. The DFI board doesn't have eSata (not that I can see through the dust anyways) while the J&W has 1 atleast. I'll be getting 1 HotBox ProWay in the near future and hopefully a 2nd one down the road for backups. The Foxconn A79A-S has 2 eSATA ports which matches the Gigabyte board th closest by the look of it.
  9. I'd have to run the other 2 drives through as well since they all had the same error on this port. None of the drives have a problem on any of the yellow SATAII ports.
  10. Well I looked through the BIOS, couldn't see anything relating to South Bridge (though if it said SB600 I missed it). I did a search on voltage for the south bridge and realized... the GSATAII ports are controlled by the Gigabyte SATAII controller, not the South Bridge chip. SB is for the SATAII ports (4 yellow ones) not the GSATAII ports (2 purple ones). I'm no PC guru by any means, hardware & I don't see eye to eye on many things but to me searching for chin to change the voltage for a chipset that has nothing to do with the controller in question seems pointless. Did I miss something? :D
  11. My thoughts exactly, it happens on every forum though you get some young upstart that claims to know everything and they wont accept defeat even if it is starring them blatantly in the face. Haha yeah for a minute I thought I was back on WP. Anyways, Gigabyte responded and ignored my question about voiding the warranty entirely. They told me to have the supplier/retailer test the entire system and stuck with that line, no additional comments. So here I go, time to piss about with the voltage. If I'm not back in an hour, woops.
  12. Geez who woulda thought a motherboard problem would spark a debate on warranty policy & laws lol
  13. I sent Gigabyte an update in my ticket asking them what will happen to the warranty if something goes south. Any suggestions on ASUS boards with similar specs that support my hardware? (Thermaltake ToughPower 850W, Lian Li PC-A71B, AMD AM2+ X4 Phenom 9550, Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB (2x XMS2 2GB) PC-6400 (800MHz) DDR2 RAM, XpertVision GeForce 9600GT) I would be looking at 6-8 SATA ports and 2 eSATA ports as well and similar PCI-e ports.
  14. Multiple cables & drives. I swapped over existing cables (I have 6 SATA cables in this computer) plus went out and bought 2 new ones, no change. I tried 3 different drives as well, the 80gb seagate, 320gb WD & 1tb WD.
  15. ollieman posted this for me because I wasn't a member. I got some replies today from Gigabyte and the people I got the board from. From Gigabyte: From the store: I responded with my system specs which is Thermaltake ToughPower 850W, Lian Li PC-A71B, AMD AM2+ X4 Phenom 9550, Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB (2x XMS2 2GB) PC-6400 (800MHz) DDR2 RAM, XpertVision GeForce 9600GT & (all SATA) 4x1TB Western Digital Green, 1x320GB Western Digital and 80GB Seagate for OS. Then got this reply: I'm going to change the voltage this afternoon and see what happens. Previous board was up to the latest BIOS and I upgraded this one as soon as I got it under 2 months ago. I'm also going to start looking for board alternatives that support the CPU and my setup.