So that backplate can just be unscrewed and left off?Canti - it's not about a lack of money, I could buy my own plane ticket to Detroit and back if I wanted to. But if I'm coming there so people can meet me and see in person, it's like I'm providing entertainment in real life instead of just on the forums. Would you ask Gabriel Iglesias or George Carlin (yes I know he's dead) to come perform at Expo Icrontic and tell them they have to pay their own way?
Tomatoes are vegetables, not fruits.
I tried various ram sticks in different slots, and it's running off the on board video, so there's the absolute minimum of things hooked up to it right now. Not even a CD drive. Only real variation from BIOS defaults is IDE mode instead of AHCI, I've never been able to get a pc to boot up in AHCI and work right.
I'm going to try and get them to either send me a NEW motherboard, not one that they fixed, or refund the full $145 purchase price (that I paid $77 for on eBay).