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Boot problem I have had a Gigabyte K8NS for about 2 year now till a few weeks ago it died. It was the only dead component on my computer, I am not sure what happened, but I tested every other component and they worked fine. I bought another K8NS and installed it tonight and am now having the problem where it will power on (see: richy's problem also in this forum), and the CD drive will constantly restart showing that the computer restarts repeatitivly. I took out all components and ran as barebones as possible as suggested as a fix on richy's thread, and it still does this. Any help appreciated. Eric

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Re: Boot problem

Gigabyte GA-K8NS in 80% breakages have burned chipset. Repair only with replaced (solder) it.

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