I will admit right now I am an idiot when it comes to basic electronics.
But either I am a much bigger idiot than I thought or both boards I ordered from Package2you arrived dead and I would like some objective help to determine what it is. (bitchsmacking accompanied by help is also welcome)
Note: I have tested the ATX power supply in another system and it works fine.
1) In the following chart, if 'o' represents the pins, 'x' represents the missing pins, then pp represents where the power switch should be, right (pins 6 & 8)?
2) When the two 'pp' pins are are in contact via pressing the power switch then the motherboard and ATX power supply fan should come on, regardless if any memory or CPU is in the system, right? I have tried both using a known good switch and jumping the pins and still get nothing.
3) Two BP810 boards, one is bare, one has the CPU / FAN / Memory and both act dead as a doornail. What should I do before I can be reasonably certain that both boards are dead and need to be sent back?
4) Could it be a grounding issue?
I am just not confortable enough to automatically pronounce that both boards are in fact dead without some more informed input.