Question about Shuttle MK40VN Motherboard
I just bought a shuttle mk40vn v1.3a with the via km400 chipset. the box calls for amd athlon xp/athlon/duron processors. it uses pc2700 ddr ram. i installed my amd athlon and 2 kingston 256mb pc2700 ddr rams sticks. i connected my western digital 80gb harddrive and the liteon cdrw drive. then connected my monitor to the onboard vga connector and the keyboard and mouse and the cable internet to it. when i turn the thing on it checks the cdrw drive and it runs the harddrive like its booting up but nothing comes on the screen. so i tried installing an agp card for video and still nothing happened. i then tried a pci card and yet nothing. i though maybe i should test with just one memory stick and nothing. then with no harddrive or cd drive and nothing. i tried changing all the jumpers around and nothing. clearing cmos does nothing. and since shuttle doesnt make this board anymore i cant return it. so here is my question. i heard somewhere on irc that sometimes even though the manufacturer says that a board supports a cpu it doesnt always. the cpu worked on another board that i messed up with a slip of a screwdriver while trying to remove it to put this new board in. so i know it works. the psu works cause everything is coming on....is there anyway to fix it. please if you can help me cause its getting really hard to get my school work done using everyone elses computers...
Check the jumpers on the board. I just put a 2400mhz on mine and changed the jumpers and it read it right finally
Posted on Jul 24, 2008
Prophitinc, I'll try to help. First off a real basic question, the specs I have say this board has a built in video adaptor. Did you make sure that the BIOS was configured use the plug in card? Some BIOS's can do this on their own but I would check anyway. -The first thing I would do is to check each screw, card, connector and component you installed to make sure nothings being shorted out or is improperly connected. Common occurrences are screws touching capacitor or other component leads. -Check the power connectors to make sure everything is connected correctly and that all the contacts are still mounted in the plastic connector correctly. -Check the output on your power supply and verify it?s rated for your motherboard. -Make sure the motherboard is correctly grounded to the chassis per your instructions. Typically the mounting screws touch a grounding plane on the motherboard and in turn ground that to the chassis. If your using plastic mounting studs that might be a problem. Make this as basic a machine as possible: remove any add in cards, use the built-in video (make sure you enable it via the BIOS), unplug mice, remove all USB components, reduce the size of your memory (RAM) and if you have multiple hard drives remove all except your boot drive. If you have on try a basic PS2 style keyboard you know works. Restart, does anything change? If this doesn't result in some changes then some more information is necessary. In light of your situation I?ll be checking back for another couple of hours: -Are all of these parts from the old machine, IE do we know they all work? -Any beeping or noise coming from the machine during booting except fans? -You say it behaves as if it were booting; what about hard drive activity? How long is it running? -What exactly were the conditions in which the last board was damaged? Was it plugged in and powered up?
Posted on Feb 01, 2007
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