removing it from the case has (temporarily I hope) cost me all diagnostic capability... all I get now is LED codes CF,F1,F3 flashing in rapid succession... no mention of those in the manual... what've I done wrong now? Does it require that a case fan be connected or something?
edit: nope, nothing to do with case fans... I have a sinking feeling CF means CPU Failure... which's bad on many levels because I know those two CPUs were good, they're castoffs from an upgrade to another machine
edit2: my current problem seems to be addressed here:
left it unplugged, will come back to it later...
edit3: came back, did a bios reset, all's well on the booting front again, outside the case now
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