Arctic MX-4, should be fine for caps, etc.Here's a long shot... You said you repasted the CPU but didn't mention the type of paste used. Some pastes have silver or other conductive metals in the past and if that was used and has spilled over to the pins and caps around the CPU, you may have a dead system. What type of paste was used?
Nice, thank you for that. I've emailed them and hopefully I can get something else to try. Shipping it back to Topton will be about $60 at least.
N100 Alder Lake box from Topton and seeing the same:
I did find their "Self Support" site at least: N6005-V4 Does not boot - X86派 - 迷你硬件玩家集中地
I don't know any magic trick (don't have the bluetec version) but in any case you could just get a HDMI dummy (something like this) or a wireless keyboard and just connect the dongle.Does anyone know the magic UEFI option to get this thing to boot without anything plugged in other than power and ethernet? Or do I just have to leave an old KB plugged into it the whole time....
Fully agree its a confusing experience which is why I have not done any bios updates I have the N5105 V5 6port nic still not the foggiest which one id actually need to flash it, maybe its worth asking cwwk support directly that way if anything does go upside down....They have apparently moved the BIOS out of their regular page - it is linked on the bottom of the changwang page.
For N5105 - there is a fairly recent 2023 version that updates the microcode and is supposed to fix the VM crashes and another one from the end of 2022 which unlocks performance settings (undervolting/overvolting options) - but I haven't flashed anything yet because the actual sorting confuses me.
Edit: Be carefull to make sure your board has CW-*** inprinted on it ... there's a second variant sold by TopTon and Kingnovy thats from BKHD that they're selling - this board is NOT compatible with CW bios (verified myself, almost bricked it)
If you have this don't update (original BIOS is also linked there in case you flashed the CW - you'll need to extract the bin and put it ontop of CW files from NAS iso, because apparently their own image is broken besides the bin)
The BKHD NAS 510X motherboard adopts a low-power Celeron quad-core four-thread processor, equipped with four 2.5G Ethernet ports and up to six SATA ports. It is suitable for setting up home network storage, big data network transmission, remote access, etc.www.bkipc.com