First post, by Gazirra
I've recently completed a WIN98SE system, and I had a spare AGP GPU that may or may not work, so I tried to install it into this system. I had removed its heat sink and reapplied some thermal compound, thinking it may be related. I had also checked my CPU to ensure it was also set with the compound. I put everything in, moved the BIOS reset jumper to the "reset" configuration, then put it back into its normal place (or so I thought). I then tried to power up the system, and nothing happened. Up until this test, it worked just fine.
When I checked the system, it turns out that I had forgotten to put the jumper back into its place for normal operation. I put it back, then tried the power, and got nothing, again. I'm nearly 100% sure it's the MB due to this jumper, but I don't see any problems with the capacitors and nothing else jumps out at me regarding the MB.
My normal configuration is:
Pentium II 350
512 M RAM
YMF72F sound card
ATI Rage 128 PRO PCI GPU
The alternate card was an AGP MX4000/128MB
If it were the MB, is there any chance in hell I could repair it?