A short tutorial on how to repair motherboard.
Consider this: Do you have the tools and knowledge to do low level component repair? Do you know what I mean by low level component repair?
If no is the answer to either of these questions then there is no repairing the motherboard (mb) for you. There is however things that can be done to a main board that is malfunctioning that does not require repair of the board itself. So this section will deal with trouble shooting and things that can be repaired/replaced.
Troubleshooting motherboard problems, before repair a motherboard you need to
These bios programs have a section for diagnostics, some of them are accessible by the user others are not. Most have a way to tell you there is a problem with the computer, these are "post" (Power On System Test) codes that display on the monitor.
Some also have "beep" codes, the computer speaker beeps a certain code for different failures. The main thing is when you turn on the computer you either get a number on the screen, the computer starts beeping, or it dumps into the BIOS setup screen.
I can not list all post and beep codes here but they can be found by noting the
BIOS program name when the computer starts up, then searching the web for the
codes by the programming house name.
Most problems with components can be resolved fairly easily and quickly.
Sometimes reseating the component will take care of the problem. Sometimes
removing the component and putting it back in will clear the problem. If the
problems persist after reseating it then it is dead, needs to be replaced.
If you are really serious about doing low level component troubleshooting and repair motherboard here is a tutorial I wrote for those that want to give it a try, what do you have to loose?
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