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    Question Goosed EP45-DS3P?

    The diagnostic LED`s have been coming on for the SATA/IDE ports on my motherboard which is supposed to show a fault with one of my SATA devices.
    I`ve tried unplugging them one by one and switch on the PC after every unplug but even after all SATA devices are unplugged the LED`s still show after POST. Does this point to my motherboard being faulty?

    Thanks in advance
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    Default Re: Goosed EP45-DS3P?

    With all sata devices unplugged, in the bios Standard CMOS Features screen, did you set all IDE Channel X Master[/Slave] entries to None and then see if the Sata diaganostic LED still lights up?

    Does the diagnostic LED remain lit after your system has completed booting?
    Do the remaining LEDs flash momentarily when you initially power on and then turn off?
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    Default Re: Goosed EP45-DS3P?

    Thanks for your reply Jim, I never thought of setting the bios settings to none so I`ll try that this evening.
    The LED`s come on for about three seconds after post and then go off, no other diagnostic LED`s come on either, just the IDE/SATA ones.
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    Default Re: Goosed EP45-DS3P?

    Tried with the bios settings on the IDE/SATA set to none and the result is the same.
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    Default Re: Goosed EP45-DS3P?

    The Led light behavior might be normal.
    I would expect that all lights would momentarily light up while posting and that any lights that remained on while booting or while running would signify an error.

    Your best bet would be to contact GB support and ask for more info about how all the diagnostic lights should work, normally and when there is a problem. You could include a link to this thread to provide additional information.

    If Lsdme still has his EP45-DS3P, he should be able to report how his system lights work.
    Use the forum PM to send him a message and include a link to this thread.
    Let us know what the final outcome is.
    Good luck.
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    Default Re: Goosed EP45-DS3P?

    Thanks for that Jim, I`ll let you know how it goes :-)
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    Default Re: Goosed EP45-DS3P?

    So are they on after you are in windows as well or just during post? On during post indicates an issue, but if they function fine then it could be a faulty sensor or ghost LED.

    Are you sure it's the LED you think? I ask because there should be separate ones for SATA and IDE

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    Default Re: Goosed EP45-DS3P?

    The LED`s come on just after the happy beep and go off before windows. There is one SATA and one IDE and both come on, BTW I don`t have any IDE components either.
    The hard drive seems to be ok, I think there is a tool on the Samsung website that can check the disc for problems so i might give that a try.

    Thanks for your replies :-)
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    Default Re: Goosed EP45-DS3P?

    I did wonder but these are the only LED`s out of the seven diagnostic LED`s that light up and as I already have one bad memory slot I wondered if this was a sign the the board is on the way out.
    Anyway, while everything is still working OK I`ll let sleeping dogs lie.
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