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jm100dm

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I brought a co-workers computer home to clean out the junk. That has now been completed. When I first connected a monitor to their tower I had to replace the hold down nuts as they had broken bolts in them. It is a very loose connection to the monitor. Starting last night upon startup the keyboard alarm went off and I had to shut down a few times to get a good keyboard connection. Even tried a second keyboard. This morning it took around 6 tries to get the keyboard to work. Will a computer tech be able to secure these connections better or will they need to replace the mother board? Does this have to definitely be taken to a computer shop? If the mother board definitely needs replaced I feel confident I can do that. Thanks for any help with this matter.
 
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If the connections are that loose, I'd go on and replace the MB with a new one - if I could find a similiar board. I'm just guessing here but you are probably looking at a $40 MB, verses a big computer shop bill.
 

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Any help locating the correct or compatible motherboard appreciated.

Info From Belarc Report:
Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 1 (build 2600) HP Pavilion 061
DF209A-ABA a200n 05*1211RE101GLEND10
System Serial Number: CNC3220QFX NA200
Enclosure Type: Other
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.40 gigahertz Intel Celeron
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
128 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: TriGem Computer Inc. Glendale
motherboard
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies LTD 6.00 04/25/2003
Drives Memory Modules c,d
40.00 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
21.66 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

CyberDrv CW088D CD-R/RW [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

WDC WD400EB-11CPF0 [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WCAATC685621,
rev 06.04G06, SMART Status: Healthy 248 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'J5G3' has 256 MB
Slot 'J5G2' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 35.24 GB 20.94 GB free
d: (FAT32 on drive 0) 4.76 GB 720 MB free
 

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Playing with the pins on the keyboard connection seems to hae helped the situation for now.
 

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Thanks for the suggestion. If I continue to get alarms while booting I will look into one.
 
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