Make sure jumpers (aka shunts) are in original positions.
Disconnect ALL devices, remove all cards, disconnect all drives from motherboard.
The only things connected
Cpu + Fan
Power supply cables
VGA cable to monitor
Check that all the cables are the RIGHT ones going to the right devices.
Turn it on. What happens?
If Post, proceed to celebrate. Now connect one device/card at a time until fails.
If no Post, remove the board from case, put it on cardboard (not carpet! too much static), maybe the case was shorting the board. Try applying power
carefully with minimum devices/cards/memory sticks connected.
Done and done. Same result. No video. Right now I have the motherboard sitting on a piece of cardboard. I have the power supply plugged into it. I have the VGA monitor plugged into it. I have my RAM in. I have a USB keyboard hooked up to it. Power it on. Everything turns on and appears to be running just fine. Just no video. I don't hear any post beeps either.
I searched and found another thread about a guy who had the same MB and he said S-Video was enabled by default, so I tried hooking up S-Video to a monitor but same result.
This is getting pretty frustrating. I don't think I'm ever going to buy another Intel board again after this unless I can get this issue resolved.
Try clear BIOS/CMOS didn't help either huh? Gotta think....
Try without the USB Keyboard, result?
If no joy, try without cards without RAM without keyboard without mouse. Make sure there is a speaker connected. Any beep codes at all?
Yes, there is only one jumper on the motherboard that can be set in either two positions or not on there at all (so 3 positions total). One is normal operation, one is CMS password reset and removing the jumper resets the CMOS completely. I have tried booting it up with the jumper in all 3 possible combinations with the same result each time.
Try it without anything at all in it other than cpu. No KB or mouse either. If the speaker is working/connected, it should scream at you. If it is silent,
then I think it's DOA - which happens to every motherboard manufacturer I'm afraid.
Ya, no PC speaker beeps of any kind. Right now all I have is power supply plugged into it and the stick of RAM. Everything powers on but no VGA still. Also, the board does have a single PCI slot on it, so I stuck in an older PCI video card and tried that. Still on picture.
DOA I guess?
Startin' to look like it's time to call Intel tech support
Ya I'm gonna RMA it back to Newegg first and see if the replacement works. Thanks for the insight.