[MinnowBoard] problem getting Minnowboard Max to start

Nathan Becker nathanbecker at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 05:09:06 UTC 2014


Does anyone have any other hints regarding power? I tried a 15 W power
supply and had the same behavior as previously reported: the power LED
lights and the second LED lights for a second or two and then turns off.
Nothing appears on the display. Power LED remains on.


On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 8:31 PM, Timothy Hurita <iviguy at outlook.com> wrote:

> Both blue lights should be solid. If the one next to the SATA connector is
> blinking then it's likely that the MAX isn't happy with the power source. I
> ran into the same issue using a high end 750W ATX power supply. The MAX
> would start to post, then the screen would go blank and one of the blue
> lights would flash. While monitoring power with a DMM I'd see it drop from
> 5.1v to 4.7v so maybe I wasn't loading the power supply enough. I did have
> a 10 Ohm resistor across the same power rail so I am not really sure what
> the deal was.
> What did work was an ancient 200W ATX PS I had laying around. I can also
> power the MAX and an SSD just fine with a 10W cell phone charger.
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