Ok, got the new board, but it's sightly different than the old one. It didn't come with a manual, and I can't locate where the front speaker card readers hook up. There's only three cables and three places they fit on the MB, but it won't boot with them hooked up in any order. I unplug them all and it boots, so I guess he'll live without the front ports. Judging from the dust all up in there, I don't think he ever used them anyway, lol.
only other problem is that the case fan won't run. There are three fan plugins on this mb. The one by the CPU works fine, got the CPU fan running. But when I hook the case fan up to either of the other two, it doesn't run. If I hook it to the CPU fan spot, it works so I know its not the fan. He got this MB off ebay used, so I'm thinking it might not be 100% working.
What can I do about the case fan? nothing?