Motherboard issue

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by DeMoN LaG, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. DeMoN LaG

    DeMoN LaG Guest

    I've got an Asus A7N266-VM board in front of me here. These are the
    machine specs:

    Athlon 1.0ghz
    256 megs of PC2100 RAM
    GeForce4 Ti4200

    Upon powering the machine on, it goes through the entire POST, then
    immediately enters the BIOS and shows me a message that the system case or
    cover is open, and I should check. I will say with 100% certainty, this is
    true, as there is no system case or cover. This just started happening
    last night after 2 days of perfect operation. I've cleared the CMOS
    settings, I've made absolutely certain nothing is shorting out anything on
    the bottom or top of the board, I've read the manual cover to cover (and
    this is not included in the manual at all), and I don't know what else to
    try. I could deal with a warning, but this enters the BIOS setup every
    boot. So it boots, enters the BIOS, I exit, it reboots, enters the BIOS,
    over and over again. I can't for the life of me understand this, and I've
    never seen this error message before.

    Any ideas? Thanks!

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    DeMoN LaG, Feb 11, 2004
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  2. DeMoN LaG

    Thor Guest

    Check the chassis intrusion switch header on the motherboard. There should
    be a set of pins designated for the case intrusion switch wire. If your case
    doesn't have one of these security switches, there should be a jumper across
    these pins. It may be labeled "CPUcase" or something similar. Make sure the
    jumper isn't missing or loose. I've seen this omitted from Asus manuals
    before.



    ..
    "DeMoN LaG" <n@a> wrote in message
    news:Xns948CA11D9ECE8Wobbly@216.168.3.30...
    > I've got an Asus A7N266-VM board in front of me here. These are the
    > machine specs:
    >
    > Athlon 1.0ghz
    > 256 megs of PC2100 RAM
    > GeForce4 Ti4200
    >
    > Upon powering the machine on, it goes through the entire POST, then
    > immediately enters the BIOS and shows me a message that the system case or
    > cover is open, and I should check. I will say with 100% certainty, this

    is
    > true, as there is no system case or cover. This just started happening
    > last night after 2 days of perfect operation. I've cleared the CMOS
    > settings, I've made absolutely certain nothing is shorting out anything on
    > the bottom or top of the board, I've read the manual cover to cover (and
    > this is not included in the manual at all), and I don't know what else to
    > try. I could deal with a warning, but this enters the BIOS setup every
    > boot. So it boots, enters the BIOS, I exit, it reboots, enters the BIOS,
    > over and over again. I can't for the life of me understand this, and I've
    > never seen this error message before.
    >
    > Any ideas? Thanks!
    >
    > --
    > AIM: FrznFoodClerk
    > email: de_on-lag@co_cast.net (_ = m)
    > website: under construction
    > Need a technician in the south Jersey area?
    > email/IM for rates/services
     
    Thor, Feb 11, 2004
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  3. DeMoN LaG

    Trent© Guest

    On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 20:51:07 -0000, DeMoN LaG <n@a> wrote:

    >I've got an Asus A7N266-VM board in front of me here. These are the
    >machine specs:
    >
    >Athlon 1.0ghz
    >256 megs of PC2100 RAM
    >GeForce4 Ti4200
    >
    >Upon powering the machine on, it goes through the entire POST, then
    >immediately enters the BIOS and shows me a message that the system case or
    >cover is open, and I should check. I will say with 100% certainty, this is
    >true, as there is no system case or cover. This just started happening
    >last night after 2 days of perfect operation. I've cleared the CMOS
    >settings, I've made absolutely certain nothing is shorting out anything on
    >the bottom or top of the board, I've read the manual cover to cover (and
    >this is not included in the manual at all), and I don't know what else to
    >try. I could deal with a warning, but this enters the BIOS setup every
    >boot. So it boots, enters the BIOS, I exit, it reboots, enters the BIOS,
    >over and over again. I can't for the life of me understand this, and I've
    >never seen this error message before.
    >
    >Any ideas? Thanks!


    Adding to Thor's post...

    That board should have intrusion alert. Check the BIOS for a
    setting...and the opportunity to turn it off.

    You didn't flash the BIOS recently, did you?


    Have a nice week...

    Trent

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    Trent©, Feb 12, 2004
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  4. DeMoN LaG

    DeMoN LaG Guest

    Trent© <> wrote in
    news::

    > That board should have intrusion alert. Check the BIOS for a
    > setting...and the opportunity to turn it off.


    It does indeed have an undocumented intrustion alert. On the board there
    is a row of pins labeled "chassis", that look like this (x = pin):
    x_xx
    1234
    A jumper is over pins 3 and 4 right now.

    This board was working flawlessly yesterday. I've searched high and low in
    the BIOS for a way to disable this, but I can not find one. I've even
    thought to change the BIOS from stopping at "all buy keyboard" to "None",
    but this still comes through.

    So yes, it does have an intrusion detection system, but no, it has no
    apparent way to turn it off since obviously it isn't working right.

    > You didn't flash the BIOS recently, did you?


    No, the BIOS is using 1004 I believe, the original version it has been at
    since I aquired the board and it had been working OK with.

    This surely would be a shame to have to trash this board and replace it
    since there is no actual problem with the board itself beyond the inability
    for it to get past POST.

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    DeMoN LaG, Feb 12, 2004
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  5. DeMoN LaG

    DeMoN LaG Guest

    DeMoN LaG <n@a> wrote in news:Xns948CEEEE42926Wobbly@216.168.3.30:

    > So yes, it does have an intrusion detection system, but no, it has no
    > apparent way to turn it off since obviously it isn't working right.
    >


    Ok, now I feel like a winner. I got fed up with the board and unplugged it
    and let it sit there for about an hour (and I had the battery already
    removed), and I went about and went to newegg and decided to just bite the
    bullet and order a new board to replace this near fossil. And to go with
    it, I got an XP1800+, and from there I decided to get a stylin' new case,
    and all in all was coming out about $200 lighter. Of course, then I plug
    the board back in and it works fine. Thankfully newegg has a cancel order
    button so I went back and cancelled before it's too late.

    So now it works fine again. Makes little to no sense to me. But I saved
    $200, and that's the important part.

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    email: de_on-lag@co_cast.net (_ = m)
    website: under construction
    Need a technician in the south Jersey area?
    email/IM for rates/services
     
    DeMoN LaG, Feb 12, 2004
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  6. DeMoN LaG

    Robert Baer Guest

    DeMoN LaG wrote:
    >
    > DeMoN LaG <n@a> wrote in news:Xns948CEEEE42926Wobbly@216.168.3.30:
    >
    > > So yes, it does have an intrusion detection system, but no, it has no
    > > apparent way to turn it off since obviously it isn't working right.
    > >

    >
    > Ok, now I feel like a winner. I got fed up with the board and unplugged it
    > and let it sit there for about an hour (and I had the battery already
    > removed), and I went about and went to newegg and decided to just bite the
    > bullet and order a new board to replace this near fossil. And to go with
    > it, I got an XP1800+, and from there I decided to get a stylin' new case,
    > and all in all was coming out about $200 lighter. Of course, then I plug
    > the board back in and it works fine. Thankfully newegg has a cancel order
    > button so I went back and cancelled before it's too late.
    >
    > So now it works fine again. Makes little to no sense to me. But I saved
    > $200, and that's the important part.
    >
    > --
    > AIM: FrznFoodClerk
    > email: de_on-lag@co_cast.net (_ = m)
    > website: under construction
    > Need a technician in the south Jersey area?
    > email/IM for rates/services


    But...now that you canceled the board's replacement, it has again
    decided to play the "no case" game?
    If so, Murphy has struck yet again...
     
    Robert Baer, Feb 12, 2004
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  7. DeMoN LaG

    Trent© Guest

    On Thu, 12 Feb 2004 05:14:47 -0000, DeMoN LaG <n@a> wrote:

    >DeMoN LaG <n@a> wrote in news:Xns948CEEEE42926Wobbly@216.168.3.30:
    >
    >> So yes, it does have an intrusion detection system, but no, it has no
    >> apparent way to turn it off since obviously it isn't working right.
    >>

    >
    >Ok, now I feel like a winner. I got fed up with the board and unplugged it
    >and let it sit there for about an hour (and I had the battery already
    >removed), and I went about and went to newegg and decided to just bite the
    >bullet and order a new board to replace this near fossil. And to go with
    >it, I got an XP1800+, and from there I decided to get a stylin' new case,
    >and all in all was coming out about $200 lighter. Of course, then I plug
    >the board back in and it works fine. Thankfully newegg has a cancel order
    >button so I went back and cancelled before it's too late.
    >
    >So now it works fine again. Makes little to no sense to me. But I saved
    >$200, and that's the important part.


    Its a COMPUTER! What more sense did you EXPECT of it?! lol

    Glad you got it, Jim.


    Have a nice week...

    Trent

    Follow Joan Rivers' example --- get pre-embalmed!
     
    Trent©, Feb 12, 2004
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  8. DeMoN LaG

    DeMoN LaG Guest

    Robert Baer <> wrote in news:402B30EB.29D88D32
    @earthlink.net:

    > But...now that you canceled the board's replacement, it has again
    > decided to play the "no case" game?
    > If so, Murphy has struck yet again...


    Nope, it works fine, I'm writing this message on it right now in fact :)

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    DeMoN LaG, Feb 12, 2004
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