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    W00TZ!!! Turns out the MBB and PSU are both actually fine! I just had one of the PCI-E rail floppy connectors plugged in wrong , and apparently both the PSU and MBB are smart enough to not power on in such an event.


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    ...and down again....

    As it turns out, the MBB was not happy with the PSU that I had modified for the case. Apparently it wasn't providing enough current on the 5V line, though it supposedly only needs 2A and the PSU is rated at 2.5A. As a result, it would power on, but do nothing and show nothing on the post code LEDs (which is what tipped me off to try a PSU with a higher 5V current rating). So I hooked up my 700W Thermaltake Toughpower, which is rated at 3A on the 5V line.....now it powers on but does nothing but spout gibberish in the POST code LEDs. I tried clearing the BIOS, and now it just spouts different gibberish.... ...this is really putting me off DFI....

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    So, as it turns out, DFI's support is quick...but very unhelpful.
    Only about 30 minutes after I sent in the ticket, I get a response: "I would rma the board with the your place of purchase."
    ...gee thanks, I'm so glad that didn't cross my mind....OH WAIT. (Unfortunately, NewEgg put a 30-day limit on replacing the board, and it's been 35 days...I think I'm gonna try contacting NewEgg, see if they'll make an exception.


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    So, at least he gave me the email address for the DFI RMA dept (something I could not find on their website). So I guess that's what I'll be doing....now to extract the MBB from this case...

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    fail...
    bad luck mate

    and gl in the future
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    Yep it's the mobo, sounds like the NB to me, same thing happened when my LANParty went down. DFI took 2 months to get me a new board cos they didn't make it anymore but your board is still in production so you should have no trouble at all.

    Sucks about Newegg, they should still have to take it though to send it off for RMA, that's how it works here in Australia. I had a 1 year in store return policy and 3 year DFI warranty, I had exceeded my return policy but they still took it to RMA cos I wanted to fix it, not replace it.
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    Yeah, before I go further with DFI, I'm gonna contact NewEgg today and see if they can make an exception.

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    Well, it looks like NewEgg's gonna let me replace it through them.

    In other news, my replacement power supply board came in today, and voila!


    Shiny new $250 monitor for $35 Great for viewing scanlations on

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    ...nice collection of manga dude
    Will

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    Damn, I want a new shiny $250 monitor for $30 lol, then I actually could afford to upgrade.
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    /\ lol yeah true that
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    Quote Originally Posted by 985323 View Post
    ...nice collection of manga dude
    Heheh, thanks. There's actually a couple more shelves above the frame of the pic too.

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    Damn, I want a new shiny $250 monitor for $30 lol, then I actually could afford to upgrade.
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    /\ lol yeah true that
    Keep your eye out on common dumping sites. I know at the college I used to attend, they made it nice and easy by having electronics drops by each of the large dumpsters..ostensibly to separate out the potentially hazardous and/or recyclable electronics from the trash, but it made it nice for us scavengers (I actually found two 15" monitors during my time there that had been thrown out, but that was before I knew how to fix them)
    Also, not quite as cheap, but eBay is full of people selling broken monitors that just need a new inverter, power supply, backlight, or whatever....just don't get one with a cracked screen... Incidentally, for anyone looking to do a similar repair, but even cheaper, I found an article talking about how when the inverter goes, it's usually actually just needs to have the capacitors replaced, which (depending on the source) could cost pennies...or at least just a few dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x88x View Post
    Well, it looks like NewEgg's gonna let me replace it through them.

    In other news, my replacement power supply board came in today, and voila!


    Shiny new $250 monitor for $35 Great for viewing scanlations on
    looks good. bleach manga ftw!!

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