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Repalce Mother board

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BTMS_RIO, Jun 25, 2003.

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  1. BTMS_RIO

    BTMS_RIO Thread Starter

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    If the motherboard won't boot how can i find out the name and type of mother board it is?

    This is my first time changing a mother board, is it very hard? How much time does it take you guys to change a mother board in general?
     
  2. brianF

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    Are you sure it's the motherboard, Have you tried disconnecting everything except the video card, memory, cpu and monitor and tried to start it. Does it post. Do the fans power up, any lights come on ????

    Depending on the machine and motherboard some can be difficult do to space requirements. Jumpers need to be set correctly, etc.
     
  3. RSM123

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    If you want a utility that will give you a full profile of your setup - Components, Drivers, etc ... try this :

    http://www.aida32.hu/

    Just click Screenshots to see what sort of information it will give you.

    If you download and install it. Click the program shortcut > System Icon > then click Summary.
     
  4. BTMS_RIO

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    When you say everything do you mean like CD-ROM and Floppy drive and RAM, HARD DRIVES? I removed all perhipheals, like printer scanner etc.
     
  5. RSM123

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    Yes if you follow the above instructions and click Summary you will get a full listing of all components installed, details of drivers, and often 'hotlinks' to manufacturers websites to allow you to update drivers.
     
  6. Triple6

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    The motherboard model is usually marked on the board - its usually marked in bigger text then other text. It may also be found on the bottom of the last slot at the bottom of the board or on a sticker on the parallel port inside the case.

    First you must determine if its the mobo thats the problem. Have you cleared the CMOS - easiest done by pulling out the CMOS battery for a few minutes. Also does the computer beep - any lights. Leave only the CPU, Video card and one stick of ram and see if it boots. reseat the video card and Ram as well.
     
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