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ABIT MB Dead after 30 days! HELP!

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August 27, 2003 11:28:46 PM

Purchased this MB from

ABIT BH7,Intel 845PE chipset support P4 Socket 478,SATA,4phase PWM,USB 2.0 ATX motherboard Retail
Supported CPU:Intel Pentium 4 Socket 478 processors with 533/400 MHz Front Side Bus
Supports Hyper-Threading
Chipset:Intel 82845PE / 82801DB (ICH4)
FSB:533/400 MHz
RAM:3x DDR DIMM 200/266/333 Max 2GB of Unbuffered Non-ECC ram
ATA:2xUDMA 100/66/33 (Support 3 devices)
SERIAL ATA: 1-Channel Serial ATA interface of 150MB/sec
Ports:1xFDD, 2xPS2, 4xUSB, 1xRJ45, 1xSP/PDIF and Audio Ports
Slots:1xAGP and 5xPCI
Onboard LAN: 10/100MB PCI Ethernet Controller
Onboard Audio:6-Channel AC 97 CODEC

Customer returned the whole box to me, the system will not power on. He did not do anything to the box, was running fine with no problems. I unplugged the small ATX 12v pwer from the MB and powered the computer on and the power supply fan turns on but the CPU fan does not. When I plug the 112v ATX power back in the power supply fan does not run.

I hope I have accurately described my issue, please help. Is it Power supply? Motherboard fried?


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August 28, 2003 12:20:09 AM

Don't you have a spare power supply to test it with?

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August 28, 2003 12:23:55 AM

I do not
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August 28, 2003 1:10:33 AM

Seems to me a small business requires some investment in overhead/equipment.

Was also wondering why you cannot use the powersupply of the device you are writing this post on to test?

Have some friends who can help out in a pinch?

Run out and buy a power supply? Like $20-$40
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August 28, 2003 3:24:02 AM

Possibly it is the mobo whose circuit has been damaged.U`d better send it to the mamufacture who may be facing the problem experienced.
August 28, 2003 6:48:06 AM

Try the board out of the case, with only the bare minimum to post. Your customer may have jarred/droped/hit the case, and knocked something out of place. He also may have fiddled with something.
August 28, 2003 2:08:13 PM


Regardless of my circumstances I do not have a power supply where I am at at the moment. Staying at a friends house due to some speed bumps in the road of life. I think I will send the board back to the Mfg. I was hoping to to find solution before sending it out for RMA.