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No Boot Chassis and Cabling Issues for Intel® Desktop Boards

Last Reviewed: 15-Mar-2016
Article ID: 000006813

Various issues with the chassis and cabling can cause no boot situations.

Chassis issues

  • Check for foreign objects inside the chassis, such as screws, that can ground the desktop.
  • Correctly attach the desktop board to the chassis base with the spacers/stand-offs. Make sure not to tighten the screws too much.

Cabling issues

  • Check that the cables connecting the chassis front panel to the desktop board are plugged in properly to the Front Panel Header.
  • Make sure the drive ribbon cables inside the computer are attached correctly and securely.
  • For IDE drives, check the orientation of pin 1 of the hard drive cable. A cable connected backwards can cause boot failure.

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