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Motherboards Faulty 780i SLI

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by onominous, 17 Sep 2011.

  1. onominous

    onominous Master of the Universe!

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    Hi Guys, Quick back story. Through having my old motherboard the evga nforce 780i SLi replaced through RMA I managed to get held of an extra board. They shipped one too many.

    However, the second board never worked upon arrival. It just doesn't do anything, even with a bare bone set up, i.e. no case, just cpu memory and graphics and psu.

    This happened to 2 boards of mine I recieved through RMA, the 2nd of which I couln't return, cos I shouldn't have it!

    What I'm asking is...does anybody have any better knowledge to what it could be? I'm hoping it is something common. Like I don't know, dodgy BIOS chip or something. Just thought I would shout out to try and find some light!

    Happy to answer any questions you may have.

    Thanking all you lovely mother lovers in advance :p
     
  2. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    The board is dead and I don't think there's anything that you can do - even if the BIOS chip was faulty, it's not a socketed 8-pin DIL package (which some motherboards conveniently have) so you can't swap it to test the theory. You could try a hard-reset of CMOS (disconnect all power, remove the battery, leave for 20+ mins, replace battery, try powering up) but it's very unlikely to fix the problem since the board came to you in this state. :thumb:
     
  3. YEHBABY

    YEHBABY RIP Tel

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    Why not try RMAing broken board?
     
  4. onominous

    onominous Master of the Universe!

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    Thanks for the response guys, I can't RMA it as it doesn't technicially belong to me.

    They sent me a faulty board on my first RMA, so I told them to send me a pretested board, and then i'll return the faulty board. Got a working board, sent broken back, and a week later...another turned up :p Unfortunately broken as well.
     

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