First post, by Con 2 botones
I recently bought a MSI KN72 DELTA 2 MS-6570E (nForce2) from eBay, described as "tested and working".
It came very well packaged (electrostatic bag, foam, cardboard, etc) and it looked flawless (no bulging caps, cut bus traces, etc.)
It included an Athlon XP 2400+ with its cooler and 2 DDR1 400mhz 512MB modules.
Unfortunately, it didn´t work.
It turns on (The CPU and GPU fans spin) but no video signal is achieved. If I add a hard drive it is also powered on (spins).
My testings consisted in:
- The included CPU works ok (tested in another board of mine)
- The Ram modules included work ok (both tested in another board of mine)
- Other CPUs: Tried with an Athlon XP 2500+ , a regular Athlon Thunderbird 1333mhz and a Palomino 1200mhz, all known to work.
- Other RAM: A Gskill RAM set, 2X1GB (known to work) and a Kingston value module 1GB (known to work)
- Video Cards: Four AGP 8/4x cards (known to work) (3 nVidias and one Ati)
One PCI card (Radeon 7500), just in case the AGP slot became faulty
-Three power supply units: one is an old generic Pentium4 era PSU with 25A in the +12V rail and 45A in the +5V rail (with this one I power a MSI LM4AM with Via chipset and an Athlon 3200+ with no issues). Another one is a quite current Antec "High current gamer" 520W with 40A in the +12V rail and 24A in the +5V rail. Last one is an FSP brand, with 13A in the +12V rail and 30A in the +5V rail
- All contacts were cleaned, just in case.
- The board comes with a "D-Bracket" self test device. Only led 1 turns green the rest of the leds 2,3 and 4 turn red when motherboard is powered on.
Searched for the meaning of it but, to my understanding it (the explanations) turned out useless.
I can only think of two things, either it was damaged by electrostatic during the trip to my place, or the seller made a mistake about describing it as "tested and working" (I trust he didn´t lie, has excellent reputation and offered a refund when contacted about this issue).
If it is the former case, is there any chance to repair the board? Maybe it is another reason that is causing it not to work?
Any ideas may help. Thanks in advance!