Jetway J7F2 C7 + 3x Gb LAN Expansion module
1GB Crucial Tech. DDR 233mhz RAM
400GB Hitachi Deskstar HDD
Migrus 80W 12v power supply
I installed all the system and have hadding it running like a purring
beast for the past few weeks, and been very pleased over all with it's
performance. I'm running the box as a Router to a three part network
acting as the firewall to the external network from which it supplies
I'm running Slackware 11 with Kernel 2.6.20 heavily moduled to support all
I was attempting to reconfigure a Fujitsu 60GB HDD that a friend managed
to kaput, replacing the slaved DVD-RW on the secondary IDE (couldn't use
the primary because the cable wouldn't fit!). I couldn't access the drive,
which showed sounds of activity, and my system froze, with the whole
I shut the system down and removed the Fujitsu HDD. I rebooted and the
system showed no real signs of ill-effect. I double checked the Jumper on
the Fujitsu to check it hadn't been a master/slave mismatch, and the
jumpers were set to cable select, so it should have been slaved to the
HDD. I set it as slave explicitly just to check, and plugged the HDD back
into the system. (I know it's not advised to plug the HDD into the system
while it's running, but on linux it is considered mostly safe if you know
what you're doing).
Again the system froze. This time I removed the HDD before shutting down,
presumable as the system was attempting to mount it, and the system
instantly shut down.
Since then I have not been able to get any visual output from the system.
It will boot, but it doesn 't produce a POST beep or any diagnostic beeps.
There are no signs of damage, nor was there any reason to suspect some
electrical short or blow out.
Have ruled out a lot by testing components.
-The PSU is fine, I've tried another PSU and still no joy, unfortunatly i
haven't got a multimeter so I can't do and better tests.
- I have tried booting with no RAM, expecting a diagnostic flurry of
beepage, and same result (quiet boot with no visual).
- I've tried switching the devices over to primary IDE to rule out the
failure of the channel, but can't say for sure it's not a more general IDE
- Tried it with no devices and same quiet boot.
- Haven't tried reseating the CPU (had that cause some wierd trouble in
the past with other systems) but have no reason to suspect that might have
- Tried resetting the BIOS, to rule out a failure of the VGA setup
really running out of ideas short of the fact that my onboard graphics is
dead. I haven't got a spare PCI graphics card so I can't test that the
system itself is actually booting properly.
If you might be able to offer some guidance from experience I'd appreciate
the help, as I can't really afford to replace the MB!!