I think that the best hope I have of getting a working system is to install my replacement CPU in the second motherboard and hope to God it fires up. We also see our pin power connector nicely placed at the edge of the board. My first question please is whether or not the configuration information described above is correct or indicates a problem? Sat Apr 26, 1: As you can see from the layout, the board is small, so things are a little trapped on the board, but really, it was not that hard to work with at all.

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Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H – motherboard – micro ATX – Socket AM2 – AMD G Overview – CNET

Also check the troubleshooting section of the manual, there’s a flowchart to follow, saata codes are listed here. Sat Apr 26, 1: I know Slax small distro’s used to boot fine from USB. Final Thoughts And Conclusion. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!

They have been turned on their sides, which can pose problems if you have a small case, as getting to them may be an issue, but it depends on the case. I am unable to determine at this stage whether or not the non-recognition of the optical is a hardware fault or is an OS issue and I am currently trying to reinstall the OS Ubuntu using a usb stick. I have 2 of the giga-boards in service, and they’re excellent so far.

Today was one of those days. This leads to my 2nd question which is that I am unable to get the MB to boot from a usb stick.


Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H – motherboard – micro ATX – Socket AM2 – AMD 690G

When I had the first system board in the case, it did appear to be resting correctly on the standoffs, and I was able to screw in all five retaining screws into the standoff holes without any strain or flexing. I really appreciate your comment since I find myself feeling very much the same way – for something as fundamental as powering on the system, wouldn’t you think that these requirements would be better documented? Note to those following this thread from the beginning: Originally posted by Rave: Introduction and Specs Page 2: Fri Apr 25, 7: Thanks for taking the time to write.

After reviewing the GA-MA69GM-S2H manual, I identified my rookie mistake, installed my original CPU and heatsink fan into my original system board, added memory, mounted the board in the case, stretched out the coiled-up power switch connector and connected it to the correct jumper pair in the front panel header, connected power and fans, then crossed my fingers. One more general question for anyone who cares to respond: Before I open the box and make the new CPU un-returnable, I would very much like to confirm that I am performing all the necessary steps to allow the system board to power on such as jumpering certain pins, etc.

Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. I did read through the manual, but it wasn’t clear if you absolutely had to have your peripherals hooked up to get the system to POST. One of the things that I love most about technology is that there are few other endeavors where you can experience elation at resolving an issue simultaneously with total embarrassment for not having figured it out sooner.


We also have several chips located here on this ssata of the board…. I have enabled usb legacy storage and I have set usb-zip as the first boot device but nevertheless the board continues to boot from the hd.

The hd is connected to the top right sata port on the board and the optical is connected to the top left port. Our SATA ports are also at the bottom right of the board.

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Hopefully this weekend will bring some better news Anyway, thanks again for your willingness to help out. Sat Apr 26, 4: Fri Apr 25, 5: That also has 4 sata ports.

The time now is Join Date Dec Posts 7. I probably won’t be able to work on this until tomorrow, but when I do I’ll proceed as you originally recommended: Test Setup Page 5: As it turns out, I had misidentified the front panel power switch connector on the system board.