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H E L P ! My motherboard is fried !

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jameylynnc, Aug 24, 2002.

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  1. jameylynnc

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    I have disassembled my PC and determined that the motherboard ports for the hard drive and CD drive are probably fried. (it does not recognize them).

    The motherboard is a Transend TS-AVE3. I dont have any of the paperwork on this board as a friend built this unit for me about two years ago. I want to go with an Asus motherboard but am not sure which model to go with (this PC is used by my kids for games and schoolwork).

    Suggestions please, I need to order a new board right away.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. wedor

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    And what CPU do you have?
     
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    Hmmm..., seems you need a Socket 370 model of some sort.
     
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    Do you need the ISA slot?
     
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    You have a Transcend mobo and these are the cpu's it supports:

    Intel Celeron PPGA 300A~533MHz (66MHz FSB)
    Intel Celeron FC-PGA 533A+ MHz (66MHz FSB)
    Intel Pentium III FC-PGA 500EB~800+ MHz (100MHz FSB)
    Intel Pentium III FC-PGA 600EB~866+ MHz (133MHz FSB)
     
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    We have a celeron processor. It says "Award" on it.

    I am new to this repair your own computer thing so lots of help on finding the appropriate information would be a blessing.
     
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    It says "Award" on what?
     
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    I'm really a AMD guy so not too familiar w/ intel processors.
    Does it have any markings on it at all that might help us identify it.
     
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    What we thing is the processor says "Award" on it. The only thing clearly identified is the mother board itself. It says "Transcend" on it. And we were told it has a Celeron processor.
     
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    OK. We are going to totally disassemble the motherboard, which we haven't done yet. We will get right back to you.
     
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    The thing that says Award is the BIOS chip, that is not the processor. the processor is about 20 times the size of that and would have a fan and heatsink attached to it.

    I wouldn't be in a hurry to dis-assemble anything just yet.
     
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    Like wedor said, don't take it all apart until you know for sure that the mobo's dead. Did you try plugging in the ide cables again.

    Did you go into the bios and have the bios auto-detect them?
    Too many things could be the problem and not the mobo itself.

    Award refers to the bios type.
     
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    Our problem is that the hard drive port doesn't recognize anything plugged into it and if the CD-ROM is plugged into its port, the computer stalls when booted and doesn't boot and won't turn off. So we determined that the ports are bad and that would mean that the motherboard is bad.

    This whole things started with the power supply overheating and burning up. When we got that fixed we found the video card didn't work. We replaced that and then the machine wouldn't boot past the floppy drive. We replaced that and ran a diagnostic test from Maxtor and found the hard drive bad. We plugged the floppy, hard drive and CD-ROM into another computer and found that the floppy and hard drive were indeed bad but the CD-ROM was good.

    Are we wrong in thinking the motherboard is bad?
     
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    Seems like you are on the right track.
     
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