First post, by precaud
I found the system with this board in it, stuffed into the back corner of a closet, where I put it many years ago and then forgot about it. It was my first hard disk recording system. What a monster. VLB scsi and video, full-size SCSI drive that sounds like a jet engine warming up when powered on... no wonder I upgraded to a socket 7 setup. But it worked fine when retired (in 2001?) and i kept it for backup, just in case.
Yesterday I checked all connections, replaced the dead batteries, shorted the CMOS, and powered it up. Nada. No beeps. Nothing. Double-checked jumpers, all OK. Power supply checks OK, with this board and another one. CPU and memory works fine in another board. I have the manual, it suggests removing things and listening for beeps to determine the cause. Replaced the VLB video with a known-good ISA one. Disconnected everything down to the basics; video, keyboard, two sticks of known-good FPM simm. Still nothing. No beeps. No display.
It seems unusual to me that a board would go bad just from being stored.
Any ideas? With VLB, PCI, and ISA slots, it would be nice to get this board going again. Any advice would be appreciated.