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Magic V in v7 problem, black screen
Magic V in v7 problem, black screen –
Hey y'all. Just installed a Magic V in a v7 system, and it seems that whenever the chip is on, i get nothing but a black screen on the system. The drive does spin up / check for discs, and the fan does go, eject light and reset lights both on, but pure black screen. However when I hold the reset in, the system boots up like normal (the chip is disabled in this mode). Any ideas what could be up? There can't be any crossed wires / bridges, or else I wouldn't have a fully working system when the chip is off.
Interestingly enough, I unhooked the R wire from the Magic V chip, and from the motherboard, and voila, the system boots with the chip on, however no originals or backups will boot (red screen or just a pure black screen when they attempt to load up). The chip disabled, the system functions perfectly. I hook the R wire back up, the system no longer boots with the chip on, but continues to perform with the chip off.
Anybody got any ideas, I got this chip from foundmy. Thanks!
P.S. Attached is the install diagram for the Magic V.
Link to Magic V install Diagram]
what position on the board do you have the chip placed? i had best results from the magicV when placed either directly to the left OR right of the bios.. Also make sure your chip is well grounded.
Hey bro thanks for the quick reply. The chip is directly left of the bios, and well grounded. I actually just solved the problem however. I used the thicker wire (the stuff I use for GND and PWR) on point R, and voila, got a perfect working modded system. This is good information for those who have similar problems. I spent 2 hours on this install, and was very proud of how it looked and how well it went, and for the system to not function was a big hit to my confidence . Anyways just swapped that wire.
Thanks again man!
Good stuff man! glad you got it working. I never had trouble with the R wire using normal kynar on the magicV chips strangely enough.
Hey, it could be a clone for all I know, however I appreciate your help once again. I just started thinking with regards to the Matrix Infinity i just installed that needed the Y wire replaced with 22 gauge, and thought I would try the same thing to get the system going tonight.