Asrock 970 extreme4 stopped working

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Lullabai

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Hello all!

My Asrock 970 extreme4 motherboard stopped working.
It happened when I plugged back my blueray drive sata after being disconnected for a while due to not having a spare sata cable.. hehe

I am running Windows 10 on a SSD.

It started with giving blue screens at every startup and freezing in the bios or at start screen selecting boot/bios options.
So far I’ve tried leaving the cmos battery out for a while, unplugging all sata drives and usb, leave out all or 1 (of the 2) ram modules but it wouldn’t budge.
As this is/was my main build I started stripping the motherboard out and replace it with an other one and voila.
I’ve already bought a new extreme4 mobo (used) and comes with a cpu.
So I would love to be able to repair my “broken” extreme4 mobo if possible so no cpu’s have to wander trough dusty drawers or closets.

I did found out that one of the 5 sata connectors on the motherboard was loose, now I’m unsure of this could be the fault because this connector hasn’t been connected to in like ever so it had no connection.

Maybe some of you tech speaking people have some tips, much obliged!


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Macboatmaster

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You are unfortunately asking the impossible. for any real help in an online situation
When you say
My Asrock 970 extreme4 motherboard stopped working.
It happened when I plugged back my blueray drive sata after being disconnected for a while due to not having a spare sata cable.. hehe
One may presume it was caused by this, but that of course may be a complete red herring.

Regarding the apparently loose sata connection mount -
I did found out that one of the 5 sata connectors on the motherboard was loose, now I’m unsure of this could be the fault because this connector hasn’t been connected to in like ever so it had no connection.
as you say very unlikely to be the cause, but to be certain as it is difficult to see from you last image, even although they are good images
Check the solder joint to the PCD of the SATA pins in question.

I would also check carefully the connections for the blueray drive where you connected that.

Further troubleshooting of an apparently dead board in a forum situation is very limited
Boot or attempt to boot with minimum out of case and board system speaker connected see if any beep codes
Once all components connected to the board have been eliminated - cpu psu ram etc
then you are down to troubleshooting on a specialist basis of the electronic components of the board, which generally is a cost beyond any value of the board

Sorry I can offer no more help than this but I doubt if anyone can
 
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Lullabai

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Thanks for your reply, as you said it isn’t worth the struggle.
I found used extreme4 mobo’s for 30 euro!

As of the blueray drive would it be worth to test and fry another motherboard?
Or is it trash?
Thanks!
 

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As of the blueray drive would it be worth to test and fry another motherboard?
I doubt it, I actually meant check the port connections on the board, in case connecting it damaged those
 

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Does the LED display near to the loose Sata port light up ?
 
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