Part 2 - Pre-build preparations
Before assembling the board, there are a few things to check.
- Check for any major external flaws that would disqualify the board as an A-stock unit (if you have purchased a regular unit rather than B-stock).
If you have any flaws on the case that require a replacement, do not continue further and contact us immediately. We can't handle RMA units if the board has been built as per the return policy, so keep everything unused.
- If not already done, double-check that all the contents of the package listed in part 1 are actually included in the box. It's a nightmare if you get partway through the build and realize a part is missing.
- Plug in the PCB, and verify that it detects as a device.
Make sure there are no broken-off hotswap sockets or USB connectors rattling around in the bag.
Note: If you are testing key functionality at this stage, do note that the caps lock position is bound to Fn by default, and will not send a keystroke on its own. Instead, hold the caps lock position and press the numrow, and see if it sends F1~F12 rather than numerics.
This is important because replacement warranty of the board covers only units in unbuilt condition; if you spot any issues, please contact us for a replacement before building the board.
Once all are checked and ready, it's time to prepare the case.