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DO I NEED A NEW MOTHERBOARD?

By pcguru09 ·
I'M REPAIRING A HP PAVILION a6300f THE OWNER HAS HAD IT FOR ABOUT 2-3 YEARS AND HAS HAD TO CHANGE THE MOTHERBOARD 3 TIMES THAT SOUND A LITTLE FUNNY TO ME BUT YOU CAN NEVER TELL, IS THIS SOMETHING THAT IS NORMAL? WHAT THE PC IS DOING IS I TURN IT ON AND IT SOUNDS LIKE IT WANTS TO BOOT UP BUT THE ONLY THINGS THAT WORK ARE THE FANS, THE POWER LIGHT FRONT AND BACK, NO MONITOR AND NO HD ACTIVITY MEANING NO AMBER LIGHT COMING ON OR FLICKING COULD THIS BE ANOTHER BAD MB OR MAYBE THE POWER SUPPLY THIS TIME. FROM WHAT I HAVE READ ON DIFFERENT POST MOST SAY THE MB IS A CHEAP MODEL OH BY THE WAY IT'S A FOXCOMM MB ANY SUGGESTION?

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by CG IT In reply to Suspect Motherboard.

back in the days when computers were expensive, repairing components made sense. Not today, when you can buy a desktop that comes with processor, memory, hard drive, DVD drive, power supply, and a case for as little as $350.00

With very little effort, and an internet connection, one can find dozens of articles on web sites devoted to computer hardware. Tom's Hardware is a web site devoted to computer hardware as well as the computer hardware manufacturer's web site.

So when someone comes onto a site like TechRepublic, and asks a question such as this, when they are trying to repair someone else's computer, I'm tend to wonder why they are trying to repair someone else's computer when they seemed to have very little experience at it, by asking a question on a public site that isn't really about repairing computer hardware.

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Motherboard issue on Pentium Dual Core PC

by esmcochoa In reply to DO I NEED A NEW MOTHERBOA ...

The one thing you can try that I have not seen in the posts is: Remove the motherboard completely from the case. Place it in a non-conductive surface. Attach all basic components and see if the PC will boot completely. If the MB functions as expected, then you can consider that grounding the motherboard to the PC case may be the main issue you are having. You may have considered this already, but do a google search for ratings of the same PC with similar specs t o verify of other people are having this same issue. It could ultimately be a lost cause.
Last but not least. Consider a new comparable tower for your client and cut their losses. ..Sorry to hear you are having so much trouble.

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hp pavilion bad motherboard

by Evolve Electronics In reply to DO I NEED A NEW MOTHERBOA ...

what happens is the heatsink get clog with dust and over heat the processor socket lga 775, which like most electronics today have cold splash joints. put filters on the inside of the left and rifgt sides of the box to cover the holes. HOPE you didn't through the motherboards out, cause this is how you fix them. Strip the motherboard down, take off everything processor, battery, memory. Put it in a aluminum baking pan that you cook a turkey in.Put it in the oven @ 400 deg. for 10 minites, take it out let it cool down for 45 min. before you remove it from the pan. this will reflow the lga socket.

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Try checking the voltage coming out of the power outlet

by pdelaguardia87 In reply to DO I NEED A NEW MOTHERBOA ...

Hey try grabbing a multimeter that shows you the voltage, believe me ive seen my share of multimeters with just one led. And set it to AC 120V or the closest value. If you are in the US and you are facing the power outlet follow this instructions.
1- Put the red (hot) cable into the slot on the right and the black (neutral) cable on the slot to the if you read voltage between 108v and 132v you are good.
2- Put the red (hot) cable into the slot on the right and the black one on the bottom one thats the ground if you read the same as in step 1. then you are good.
3- now put the black cable in the left slot and the red one on the ground slot the one in the bottom. In this case the only value you should get is 0.
In the case your readings are not the ones i told you well my friend you have a busted outlet, contact an electrician to fix it or better yet plug the pc on another outlet.
Bad voltage can lead to a busted PSU and therefore a busted MB and all the like.

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Check your standouts

by pdelaguardia87 In reply to DO I NEED A NEW MOTHERBOA ...

If you installed the board by yourself you may want to check the standouts. I mean if a standout shorts the board the most probable thing is that not even the fans will start and you will get a strange smell coming out of the case, that smell is the stench of death, the silicon death. But anyway a friend of mine once had the same issue that you are having and in the end it was the standouts he was incredibly lucky because his motherboard wasnt fried in the instant he powered it up. Maybe you are as lucky as he is.

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