Jan 6, Posts: I think that the best hope I have of getting a working system is to install my replacement CPU in the second motherboard and hope to God it fires up. I have a replacement processor arriving later today, so I plan to spend some time this weekend working through this issue. You could test things though by disabling AHCI in the bios, ie going the default setup route. I have installed Linux Ubuntu. Fri Apr 25, 5:

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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. Any and all guidance will be very much appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to write. Board Layout Page 3: My theory at this point is that I may not have seated the CPU completely in the first system board, then damaged it when I clamped the heatsink on saat of it.

Sat Apr 26, 8: The top left of the board is the location of our CPU socket. Also, do you have a view please on why I can’t get the board to boot from a usb pendrive?

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We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action! I am unable to determine at this stage whether or not the non-recognition of the optical is a hardware fault or is an OS issue and I am currently trying to reinstall the OS Ubuntu using a usb stick.

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Neither are ‘flagged’ as SATA. After reviewing the GA-MA69GM-S2H manual, I identified my rookie mistake, installed my original CPU and heatsink fan into my original system board, added memory, mounted the satw in the case, stretched out the coiled-up power switch connector and connected it to the correct jumper pair in the front panel header, connected power and fans, then crossed my fingers. It is cooled by a pretty small aluminum heatsink.

Firstly, are the motherboard standoffs in the case in the right place, may have shorted out something on the back of the motherboard.

I have installed Linux Ubuntu. 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.

If anyone has specific experience with getting the GA-MA69GM-S2H system board to successfully fire up, I would greatly appreciate it if you would chime in here and let me know if I am missing a critical step.

The hard drive is plugges into sata port 0 and the optical into sata port 1 and the 2 devices then appear in the boot setup page in the first 2 channels. I also reseated all of the memory.

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On the case that I was using, the cable for the front panel power switch appeared to be too short to reach all the way over to the front panel header, so I incorrectly concluded that the C1 chassis intrusion header was actually the power switch connector. Copyright c Tweak Town Pty Ltd. Originally posted by Rave: Join Date Apr Posts Rave Ars Praefectus Tribus: One of the things that S2n love most about technology is that there are few other endeavors a2h you can experience elation at resolving an issue simultaneously with total embarrassment for not having figured it out sooner.


As it turns out, I had misidentified the front panel power switch connector on the system board.

We also have several chips located here on this section of the board…. Oh, yeh, the way the sata ports are oriented, I plugged the spiffy clik-lok cables into the board before mounting it into the case, ma69m Sat Apr 26, 3: I think ma69gmm the best hope I have of getting a working system is to install my replacement CPU in the second motherboard and hope to God it fires up.

I have 2 of the giga-boards in service, and they’re excellent so far. Sun Apr 27, 1: Please forgive me if “jumpers” is the wrong word, I haven’t built a system in a while.

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