First post, by cprieto
A few weeks ago I acquired a old stock M811, in a box, sealed, not touched (even with that "smell of new") and I was planning to use it as a Win2k/XP machine for some retro adventures (yeah, I consider WinXP and 2K old now). The thing is, I connected the motherboard to the PSU, put a Duron 800 chip on it, connected the power switch and put just 128MB of DDR1 RAM on it and connected a simple buzzer for the speaker... Try to turn it on, nope, dead... Not even a beep, PSU doesn't even turn its fan on.
At the beginning I thought it will be the memory, tried with different DDR1 memory, nope, the same, dead, nothing, no beep, no CPU/PSU fan, dead...
Am I forgetting something? is it something I should know? is the mobo super dead?
Any help trying to figure out before throwing this mobo to the garbage would be appreciated!