> Ok, time to 'fess up.
> I was messing around and damaged my VA-503+
> I am still on the air (obviously) but my AGP slot doesn't work and my
> USB2 port doesn't work and things seem very freaky in general, so I
> bought a replacement on eBay.
> Problem is, I can't get a peep out of the new board. No POST, no beeps,
> no nothing. (I've gone over the jumpering several times and even peeled
> the sticker off the flash ROM chip to make sure I have that right.
> Right now the only things connected to the board is the speaker, the
> power supply and a fan connected to CHAS_FAN (the 3-pin connector
> located just to the left of the center PCI slot).
> Here's the weird thing: the fan spins fine if it is connected directly
> to the power supply but not if it is connected to CHAS_FAN -- except
> that it momentarily spins (backwards?) when I turn the power *off*!
> What could possibly cause the fan to spin if there is no power getting
> to the board? But if power is getting to the board, why does the fan
> only spin when I turn the power off? That's bizarre.
> Does this ring any bells with anyone?
> Thank you!
> -- BillH
I just happened to stop by here, I imagine you solved this long ago.
You need to set the power jumper on the motherboard to suit the power
supply either AT or ATX.
I've still got a VA-503+ on BOINC running Debian sid