So I have the AM2+ MSI K9N2 Diamond SLI motherboard, and it does not have a D-Bracket (nor any diagnostic code meanings in the manual/website), but has six to eight LED lights on the motherboard.
I have tested nearly everything, and have even taken all the hardware out of the computer (RAM, PCI-e Video Card, Sound Cards), and have used to onboard video and one stick of ram interchangeably with the other RAM modules to make sure it wasn't the RAM.
Basically what happens is I turn the computer on, and the screen stays black, but all the fans spin up really high. Though it is the video card that I notice the most, because the Geforce 8800 GTS has a loud fan when it is at full speed.
So I am still having the same problem when I take everything out, and run the system at bare minimum, even with drives unplugged/power disconnected.
I don't get any beeps, and it just sits there. Sometimes with the Hard Drive read light stuck on, and other times not.
To get it to work, either I'll leave the machine running like that for a minute or two and then shut it down, and wait for 10 seconds. Then usually after powering it on, the fans will spin up, I'll see all the little LED lights changing from red to green, the fans will slow down, and it will boot.
Other times I will have to keep hitting the reset button until it decides to go to the post and boot.
I don't know whether it is the CPU or motherboard, and don't really have any hardware to change out, unless I buy it. However, if it isn't bad, I don't want to have to buy a replacement.
So have any of you had problems like this with the MSI K9 series motherboards?