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EP-8d5a3+ Wont startup - LED code 02 - Cant find manual to download

I have a mobo which starts up, progresses through a couple of LED codes (the 2 digit LED on the Mobo) then displays 02, beeps twice (2 tone descending sound repeats twice) then shuts down.

Total up time is about 3 seconds.

I was hoping that someone may have access to the manual to tell me what the problem is, as the epox download site is not working.

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  • Lyall Pearce
    Lyall Pearce Jul 29, 2008

    I got the mobo code wrong (typo), it's an Epox EP-8k5a3+

  • Lyall Pearce
    Lyall Pearce Jul 29, 2008

    I removed the battery from the mobo for 15 seconds. Problem persists.
    We have previously had this problem whereby the machine would start most times, but sometimes would exhibit this behavior.
    A replacement machine is being purchased, but it would have been nice to be able to download the manual - it's probably something trivial causing the error.



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Chances are your cmos is corrupted, you can try this..

1.) Find the Jcmos or Jp1 or JBAT jumper located on the board. Its a 3 pin jumper currently set to 1 and 2,,, set it to 2 and 4 wait a few then set it back to 1 and 2.

If you cant find the jumper or that fails then

  1. Locate the battery on the main board
  2. unplug the system then remove the battery
  3. press and hold the power button for 3 seconds
  4. release
  5. replace the battery
  6. pulg in the system and turn it on, it should boot
  7. load the optimised defaults by entering setup , follow the on screen instructions to do this
  8. thats it your done.
If that fails then the expoxys site will be up shortly.

i hope it works good luck

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Jul 29, 2008

    yeah at the moment they are upgrading and they say it wont back back up for another day or so.. you may have to wait a bit fot that.

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