It seems like the order is:
more blinking red… I don’t know how this matches up with the listed blink codes. I think it might be “Power boot core VR” - not sure what that means. Bad power supply?? I am currently using a Dell XPS 120W 20V USB-C charger. I have a 65W GAN charger coming tomorrow that I will try instead.
Video of blink code:
In the video, I only have 1 of my sticks of RAM installed - trying to debug what the issue might be. I’ve tried both slots. Tried with both sticks, 1 stick, with and without a M.2 installed. Can’t get a BIOS screen to show.
I know the RAM sticks are good as they were previously inside a Dell XPS 11th gen laptop with no problems.
RAM is: SK Hynix 8GB PC4 DDR4 3200MHz PC4-25600 RAM HMAA1GS6CJR6N-XN 1.2V PIN-260 SODIMM Laptop Memory
I have no operating system installed on the drive - I’m just trying to get the BIOS to show. Ultimately, I’d like to use this outside of the case as a standalone computer.
Just a shot in the dark, did you enable the “battery disconnect” option in the BIOS before doing this test? It looked like in your video that you did not have a battery connected to the board, that you were just running it straight from USB-C power. If so, you may have to temporarily connect a battery to get into the BIOS so you can change that option. Hope this helps.
I just got this board from someone else. I don’t have a battery, case or anything besides the board. Does this mean I have to buy a battery just to enable this setting? It looks like they aren’t currently available to buy
That might be the case, I cannot say for certain that is what the code is referring to. I’m pretty certain you have to change that setting if you want to use the board without a battery attached. Perhaps the person you got the board from can use their battery to just check if this is the case.
In my case I mailed in the motherboard later as RMA and got another one which worked straight away. I never received back an info what was wrong, but I filed it under “dead on arrival” - so I also cannot say which BIOS version was installed. And yeah, I had no battery.