Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04

RTX 2070

1234579

FAQ & Answers

  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,045ACE Pathfinder
    also the psu that comes with acer aspire is weirdly wired onto the case.
    This is a non issue if the cables are long enough. You just need to connect the 24pin and 4pin for the CPU.

    Of course make sure that everything from the new power supply is disconnected.
    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


    Hit 'Like' if you find the answer helpful!   
    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!

  • SaliwarriorSaliwarrior Posts: 94Member

    Tinkerer

    Not working
  • SaliwarriorSaliwarrior Posts: 94Member

    Tinkerer

    Changing power supply doesn't work. I plugged in the 24 pin and cpu pin but not working 
  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,045ACE Pathfinder
    You very likely fried the motherboard, I don't how. The pins of the power connectors have different shapes, which means you can't connect it the wrong way. The front panel was connected as should as well.

    At least you can check if the PSU is working, as you didn't have the chance to test(I assume you bought the EVGA one:
    https://www.evga.com/support/faq/afmviewfaq.aspx?faqid=59582

    Anything specific you think you could have done that may have damaged the motherboard?
    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


    Hit 'Like' if you find the answer helpful!   
    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!

  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,045ACE Pathfinder
    Also re-check your connections. Plug everything out and back in again.
    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


    Hit 'Like' if you find the answer helpful!   
    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!

  • SaliwarriorSaliwarrior Posts: 94Member

    Tinkerer

    What are the signs of a fried mobo. In some cases I pushed hard enough to hear creaks. Now it's nit cracked but when I was scrwwing in screws I would hear it slightly creak. In some rare cases my hands may of accidently touched the capacitors as I was plugging wires
  • SaliwarriorSaliwarrior Posts: 94Member

    Tinkerer

    I haven't taken out the cmos battery. I'll try that with my professor just in case I mess up. Thx for help anyways
  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,045ACE Pathfinder
    What are the signs of a fried mobo. In some cases I pushed hard enough to hear creaks. Now it's nit cracked but when I was scrwwing in screws I would hear it slightly creak. In some rare cases my hands may of accidently touched the capacitors as I was plugging wires
    In many cases there are no signs that can be easily spotted, suggesting a fried mobo. I doubt the issue is because of tightening the screws too hard, but always tight the screws with wrist strength, not using the whole arm. This way you will be sure that you didn't over tighten.
    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


    Hit 'Like' if you find the answer helpful!   
    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!

  • SaliwarriorSaliwarrior Posts: 94Member

    Tinkerer

    I left my mobo out for 24h
  • SaliwarriorSaliwarrior Posts: 94Member

    Tinkerer

    Inside an open case
  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,045ACE Pathfinder
    That shouldn't be a problem. There are people(extreme overclockers) that put their motherboards in dish washers to clean the vaseline off from it and after that the motherboard works just fine  :p. Don't ask why you would put a vaseline on a motherboard, because it is long to explain :#.

    Whether the motherboard is in a case or outside it is pretty much exposed at the same environment either way.
    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


    Hit 'Like' if you find the answer helpful!   
    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!

  • SaliwarriorSaliwarrior Posts: 94Member

    Tinkerer

    Do I need a thermal paste? Or does that not make a difference 
  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,045ACE Pathfinder
    You definitely need a thermal paste, but that is not the reason why the motherboard isn't working.
    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


    Hit 'Like' if you find the answer helpful!   
    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!

  • SaliwarriorSaliwarrior Posts: 94Member

    Tinkerer

    I mean there's already thermal paste inside of it from two years ago and I didn't open the heat sink. Shouldn't it at least operate and turn off a few secs kater
  • SaliwarriorSaliwarrior Posts: 94Member

    Tinkerer

    Oh okay. Makes sense
  • SaliwarriorSaliwarrior Posts: 94Member

    Tinkerer

    How could you tell that I need thermal paste. I've no clue?
  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,045ACE Pathfinder
    edited February 15
    In your previous post somewhere you asked whether you have to remove the fan and said you had no thermal paste. I thought you didn't have thermal paste on the fan, as you have removed it previously. It seems you have thermal paste, so you don't need to repaste, but if you have removed the fan without changing the thermal paste, then you definitely have to change it.
    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


    Hit 'Like' if you find the answer helpful!   
    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!

  • SaliwarriorSaliwarrior Posts: 94Member

    Tinkerer

    Just curious. I did push test and it worked. I plugged everything into motgerboard but not a single component responded. Not even the power supply? What could be the cause of this
  • SaliwarriorSaliwarrior Posts: 94Member

    Tinkerer

    I meant psu
  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,045ACE Pathfinder
    The motherboard is likely to be the problem. When you press the power button it triggers a change of state of other circuits in the motherboard, which can be where the problem lies.

    I never thought about that, but it is possible, very rare probably, but still possible that the power button itself could be the problem. It is very little possibility, but still worth troubleshooting. You can use the multimeter to check the resistance(in ohms) between the 2 cables of the power button(PSW or PW), in 'pressed condition'. If it shows a value close to 0(e.g 0.1ohms), then the power button isn't the problem. Your other option is to use the power button of the GX-781 case. To do so find this connector in the case(see picture) and connect to the motherboard and then press the power button of the GX-781 case.

    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


    Hit 'Like' if you find the answer helpful!   
    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!

Sign In or Register to comment.

Who's Online202

brummyfan2
brummyfan2
Choudhary
Choudhary
ColonelMcSwain
ColonelMcSwain
da447m
da447m
DrAether
DrAether
EdimRgames
EdimRgames
Frank_O
Frank_O
HaPe26
HaPe26
Isimh91
Isimh91
JackE
JackE
Latsidor26
Latsidor26
LogXx
LogXx
LudwinGTZ
LudwinGTZ
Meinxxi
Meinxxi
Saifudheen
Saifudheen
sephii88
sephii88
smartinez281
smartinez281
WEX
WEX
+184 Guests

Join in, share your experience!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

New Here?

Register to get all the benefits of being a member! Get social and introduce yourself in our Welcome Forum, or learn about our ACE Program and What's Happening at Acer.

Intel Extreme KAtowise 2019
Predator Join the forum discussions on our
Predator line of products.
Find out about the Acer ACE program.