OK, here is what I tried to do: I have this CCFL kit I have had for almost a year now, with the intention of installing it in my B&W G3. I took the machine apart, removed one of the sides of the polycarb, but found out the bulb wouldnt fit. getting scared of the bulb exploding if I tryed trimming it, I decided to re-assemble my workhorse, so I could use it again, putting the backlighing project on the backburner for now (too much other stuff going on ATM.
So, I get the beastie all back together, hook it all up, press the power, I get a green light on the front, no startup chime, after a few seconds, no video. so, itry reseating my ram, zapping PRAM, reseating the processor, as well as all the jumpers, all the cards, the modem, and the firewire module.
here is what is odd: when it boots, I get the 2 power lights on the mobo, the ATA light, the proc light flashes of a second, goes off, after 10-15 seconds, the ATA light goes of, but I get no USB lights. neither of them.
like I said, I tryed all the cures from zapping the cuda to reseating everything.
did I somehow manage to fry the mainboard? (if so it means I get to get a revision 2!! (I have a revision 1 right now.))