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Old November 5, 2008, 11:00 PM
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Not happy tonight. I've discovered my M2N-E in my spare rig has kicked the bucket, turning off after 5 seconds of bieng powered on. This sucks! Luckily it wasn't my main rig, but the board was merely a year and a half old!

Can anyone suggest a cheap budget board to replace it that would co-operate well with linux?
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Old November 5, 2008, 11:26 PM
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Just RMA it if you still have the serial it should be well within its warranty. As far as a replacement that works well with lunix I found this with a little searching I hope it helps.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupp...tsMotherboards

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Not happy tonight. I've discovered my M2N-E in my spare rig has kicked the bucket, turning off after 5 seconds of bieng powered on. This sucks! Luckily it wasn't my main rig, but the board was merely a year and a half old!

Can anyone suggest a cheap budget board to replace it that would co-operate well with linux?
Are you 100% that it's your motherboard ? What kind of power supply do you have ? Do you have a VMM with you ? If you have a spare PSU, try using a working PSU just to rule that out - a faulty PSU can cause this. Do you have anything that appears burnt on your motherboard or bulging/leaking caps ? You are not the first person who's had problems with the M2N-E - I almost purchased one myself but then I went for the more expensive M2N-SLI Deluxe and I'm so happy I did. Just keep in mind that you get what you pay for, with those budget boards - but before RMAing it there might be some hope - try with another power supply - I've seen cases where motherboards and hard drives were being constantly replaced up until it was traced back to a bad PSU.
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Old November 6, 2008, 08:57 AM
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Just RMA it if you still have the serial it should be well within its warranty. As far as a replacement that works well with lunix I found this with a little searching I hope it helps.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupp...tsMotherboards

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Thanks for the help! really? I thought Asus' warranty on mobos was 1 year.

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Are you 100% that it's your motherboard ? What kind of power supply do you have ? Do you have a VMM with you ? If you have a spare PSU, try using a working PSU just to rule that out - a faulty PSU can cause this. Do you have anything that appears burnt on your motherboard or bulging/leaking caps ? You are not the first person who's had problems with the M2N-E - I almost purchased one myself but then I went for the more expensive M2N-SLI Deluxe and I'm so happy I did. Just keep in mind that you get what you pay for, with those budget boards - but before RMAing it there might be some hope - try with another power supply - I've seen cases where motherboards and hard drives were being constantly replaced up until it was traced back to a bad PSU.
Yes I'm sure. I've tried 2 PSUs, 2 CPUs, 2 of everything actually, and I even tried the old components on another system and it worked fine.

As for crappy budget boards, I usually never have problems with em. Actually one of my favorite companies is ECS because, while cheap feeling and not very good OCers, their boards can be rock solid and have suprising CPU support.
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When you say it comes on for 5 seconds, do you see anything on screen, does it even post or is it a black screen of death ?
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When you say it comes on for 5 seconds, do you see anything on screen, does it even post or is it a black screen of death ?
just a blank screen, no post, no beep, and then it shuts off completly after 5 seconds.
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All ASUS motherboard purchased after November 1st, 1999 will carry 3 year warranty services. ASUS product warranty is based on the serial number printed.
Note: Warranty void for user removing serial number sticker on the motherboard .
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All ASUS motherboard purchased after November 1st, 1999 will carry 3 year warranty services. ASUS product warranty is based on the serial number printed.
Note: Warranty void for user removing serial number sticker on the motherboard .
Looks like the serial is removed. I can't find it on this board.
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All ASUS motherboard purchased after November 1st, 1999 will carry 3 year warranty services. ASUS product warranty is based on the serial number printed.
Note: Warranty void for user removing serial number sticker on the motherboard .
Don't you have to REGISTER on ASUS to get this 3 year warranty ?
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