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Motherboard fried and RAM replacement

Q: Motherboard fried and RAM replacement

Hello all My desktop was showing no signs of power I pressed the on switch and nothing happened I took the computer into a shop and they said the motherboard is toast The board shows a green light on it when it is plugged in Would this light shine green if the board was fried I am shopping for a new motherboard and was wondering if I should replace it with the exact same one or if there was a benefit to choosing a new board or a new board and processor I currently have an Intel DP LT and am running a E Intel processor Also I have RAM slots and two of them are filled with Gig of DDR cards for a total of gigs of ram I ve read that the board can upgrade to a total of gigs I would like to have at least gigs but I m a little confused about the RAM slots I ve read that if you want gigs you have to run gig cards that run at Is this slower Would it be better to have gig cards running at or gig cards running at If I buy replacement and fried RAM Motherboard two more gig cards can I just put them in the remaining two slots ie plug and pray Thanks and I hope this isn t too confusing Eric nbsp

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A:Fried Processor? Fried Motherboard? from adding RAM? HELP!

Not touching anything but the PCB components is the best way to fry stuff with static. Always touch the case of the computer or a good ground source before meddling with the electronic stuff.

Just calm down. Take out all the parts, clear the CMOS. Put in the CPU, memory and video. See what happens.
 

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A:Wondering how to fix my motherboard fan (and if I fried my motherboard)

I would start by checking your power supply with a good tester tool and multimeter.
 

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I think I may have fried my motherboard.

I recently got a new computer case and installed my Asus a7n8xe deluxe into it without using standoffs. When I tried to boot it up, I got nothing. No fans spinning, no beeps, no POST, nothing. When I realized what I had done, I quickly removed it and installed the standoffs. Now, I still get no beeps, however the fans spin (they are geting power from the MB) and the LED on the motherboard lights up and the power LED lights up. Nothing else happens. No POST. No nothing.

Is this thing toast? Is there any other damage that I may have caused to the machine or its components (hard drives, processor, memory, etc.)?

Please help
 

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I have a Packard Bell I Media computer a couple of nights ago there was a big flash when my sister plugged out the computer and now it is completely dead

No sign of any power-up fan isnt working

I've searched online and it says either my motherboard or power supply is dead but i bear very little funds to fix it

can it be done by hand?


-Mark

A:Motherboard fried?

You can try a different power cord maybe borrow one if you don't have one laying around. If you check yahoo groups for a freecycle group in your area you may be able to get ahold of replacement parts or even an older working pc for free. You can try to clear the cmos on your motherboard and you may get lucky. As far as repairing a motherboard you really need to have high tech level and alot of patience. As far as a psu I would not recommend anyone trying a repair on a faulty unit for two reasons 1 It's dangerous not only to you but to anyone around you as you could quite easily end up burning your house down with an electrical fire and 2 you run the risk of frying what is quite possibly a good mobo. Odds are very good that if the pc was off when the plug/outlet sparked that it's either the power cord or the psu that's dead.

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Greetings.

I'm not positive but I think that I might have fried my motherboard and am looking for some other input. I have a self built desktop with this motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136166

My problem started when I went to upgrade my ram about a year ago and wasn't able to get the new ram to work with the old. So I gave up. I recently tried again and in the process I changed a couple of bios settings, nothing major and when I restarted it froze at the motherboard boot screen. I restarted again and my screen stayed blank (no signal to monitor) and my fans went into turbo drive.

here was my old ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890
here was my new ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227031

does my diagnosis sound reasonable?
 

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A:Fried Motherboard?

A blown power supply certainly can take a motherboard out with it. It can also damage harddrives, optical drives and other PCI cards you have installed. Did you also check the motherboard that their isn't anything wrong with it. Though blown caps don't usually smell, these can cause your computer to not boot and your motherboard to not work.
 

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A:Is my motherboard fried?

Download a program that will consistently monitor your temps. It sounds like the one you are using is a little wonky.

Try this one: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/26-motherboard-monitor.html

And if it is true that your motherboard is consistenly at 76C, then yes you are overheated to dangerous levels.

By a can of pressurized air and blow off the dust from your motherboard. How many fans does your case have? How many sucking in, and how many blowing out? What size are the fans?
 

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A:New motherboard got fried?

CPU's rarely fail... but if it has pins, check the pins to assure none are bent over...
Did you overclock before you got it running in normal mode?
 

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A:Is my motherboard fried?

I would say Power Supply as No.1 replace option
 

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I had the computer apart and everything seems connected just fine.

Any thoughts or questions?
 

A:Fried motherboard?

First try clearing the cmos. If that doesn't work, remove all devices not required to post (IE Expansion cards, hard drives, optical drivers, etc) and anything on the back of the system, save the power and perhaps the video and keyboard. If it posts, start putting in one device at a time and see if it posts.

If it still does nothing, try configuring the system down to just motherboard, cpu/fan, and power(remove the ram as well) and see if you get some beep codes. If you get no beeps, then it's probably the motherboard.
 

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A:I fried my motherboard i think

You should be able to get the data off the hard drive assuming the drive itself isn't damaged.

As long as the interface is the same between both computers, you can just plug the hard drive into the other computer and copy. If one is an IDE interface and the other a SATA interface, you can use a converter cable for the same thing or use a hard drive dock that plugs into the computer externally.

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A:Is my motherboard fried?

Could be any number of possible causes, and yes, any overclocking can cause hardware issues. OCing typically causes parts to use more power than normal. Over voltage can cause any number of issues.

Two thoughts. First, if will load into Safe Mode and function for extended periods of time, then yes, it could simply be corrupt files. Second, if you can see damage to any components, then it's faulty and should be replaced. Faulty parts are unstable. Faulty doesn't always mean dead or non functional. It simply means they don't function properly.
 

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my guess is that the motherboard got fried i know its not the PSU because i tried switching it and it does the same thing. anybody got any good ideas or anything i should try before i just give up =(

its an HP pavilion a282n
Motherboard Specifications, P4SD-LA (Stingray) i cant find a replacement anywhere! anybody that know of any that might work?
PLEASE ANYBODY THAT COULD HELP!?!?!?!?!?!?
 

A:Motherboard probably fried?

Your best bet would be to try clearing the CMOS using the jumper on the mobo or by removing the battery for 20 secs. If you can get into BIOS after to reconfigure all the settings and the computer starts up normally you should be all set. If not, you may have fried something on the board and it may need to replace it. Let us know if clearing the CMOS did the trick.
 

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A:Motherboard Fried?

First of all, have you read the guide at the top of the forum for problem builds? If not, do so. If you follow ALL of the steps of the guide, you will find the cause of your problem.

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This is what it does. The cpu fan works, the bootup screen can be seen, It boots through the bios screen where it shows the devices, but then it goes to the deadly blue screen. I only have one stick of memory and dont want to buy another if thats not the problem. So does the boot screen mean the motherboard is not fried? How can you tell when a processor is fried?

Alot of questions here answer all or some if you can Thanks.
 

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A:fried motherboard?

First I wouldn't go to best buy for computer diagnosis but thats another thread in and of itself. Anyhow if the boards burnt its a good bet it's dead, but there's still a little you can try. Try reseating your RAM and video card before replacing the board.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/fried-motherboard.1054663/
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Any ideas?
 

A:Fried motherboard?

Hi and welcome to TSG.

How did the original CPU fail, or what made you think the CPU had failed? Its possible that if the CPU failure was due to something like a PSU blowing, then it has actually damaged alot more than just the CPU.
 

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Hello Here is my problem I bought a new case for my old computer I fried? motherboard Is my just unplugged everything and transfer the Is my motherboard fried? all thing to the new case I connected back the hard drive dvd etc and connected the powerswitch to the motherboard This is what s happening The fans start to turn for second and stop and then nothing happens the power led on the motherboard is on when I switch on the power but when I press the power button on the case the fans turn for sec and stop I unplugged the powerswitch from the motherboard and to check further I put a screwdriver on both pins of the powerswitch and it does Is my motherboard fried? the same thing exactly When I rebuilt that computer a month ago I did the same with a screwdriver and it started everything ok I have to say that when I transfered the motherboard to the new case I forgot to screw in the standoff and screwed it directly which I know is not good Anyway does that mean that my motherboard ASUS A V is fried or is there a way to know for sure Thanks a lot for your help William william talgorn com nbsp

A:Is my motherboard fried?

take it apart and check your connections
 

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I've had this computer working for a year or two and nothing has ever gone wrong. I recently needed to use the case's front audio & USB ports so I decided to actually connect them. I think I accidentally put them in the wrong spots since when I booted up and plugged in my headphones to the audio port, the entire computer shut down. Now every time I flicker the power switch on my power supply, the motherboard's green LED light flickers on for a second or two, then off. My computer can't turn on, and the power button doesn't start the computer at all. Do I have a fried motherboard on my hands or can this be fixed?
 

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Hello I was recently overclocking a P to mhZ It worked fine Fried Motherboard! but I decided to try a more conservative setting so I turned off the computer returned the multiplier from x to x and overclocked the FSB from mhZ to mhZ When I turned the computer on the computer wouldn t display anything on the monitor I turned off the computer and returned the FSB from mhZ to mhZ When I turned it on it still wouldn t display anything I Fried Motherboard! NEED HELP I already know that the monitor still works but I have no IDEA if anything else still works I want to know your opinion of what happened I have limited the problem to three things The graphics card isn t working The motherboard is gone The processor is gone If it helps I know the system specs of the computer Since I built it myself it doesn t have a brand NOTE This system was assembled sometime around - IT STILL WORKED PRIOR TO THE MESS-UP SO I KNOW THE PROBLEM ISN T DUE TO OLD AGE Motherboard Amptron PM- don t know specifics Monitor MAG Innovision FS CPU Intel Pentium Classic mhZ Graphics Card Trident Microsystems TGUI MB VRAM Sound Card Creative SoundBlaster Plug and Play Memory MB EDO RAM don t know speed or rows PLEASE HELP ME dead nbsp

A:Fried Motherboard!

I would disconnect everything from the motherboard, all cables, RAM, CPU, PCI & ISA cards ... everything. Then reset the motherboard, better yet, remove the battery for about 10 minutes or more.

Put the battery back in, try it again with 2.5 X 66MHz. If you go through POST, enter BIOS and load the defaults then change settings as you like.

BTW, there is nothing ?conservative? about going from 66MHz FSB to 75MHz FSB!
Run at 2.5 X 75MHz or 2.5 X 83MHz.

I go to Lake Orion MI often; I should bring you one of many 233MHz MMXs I have.
 

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I purchased 2 Samsung 500G 7200RPM SATAII with the intention of installing Vista Ultimate x64 on one and running a dual boot system with XP. Finally got this all to work, but still have experienced instability issues with Vista (SP1) freezing. Was going through process of upgrading drivers etc when decided to upgrade the bios.

Was using Uguru bios flash utility and was about 60% complete when I had some form of power spike in the house (all lights and computers turned off momentarily).

Subsequently the computer will not boot. The Post messages get stuck on C1.

Does anyone have any idea on how to reflash the bios seeing as it is probably now corrupt.

Motherboard is ABIT AB9-Pro Intel 965 Chipset Socket 775 Motherboard
 

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A:Motherboard/CPU fried?

You must get to Windows to do any checking.Have you tried Safe Mode ?
If you get there use a Restore point.If not you might need a paid Technision
to find whats at fault,but the three of 1 year are probably warranted 3 years.
I suspect the mbd,and the rest will be ok in a new same Model mbd.
That happend to me but after 5 years but just the mbd was shot.
So take it there.I hope it wasn't an online purchase.
 

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Ok.. um, basically I woke up one morning and tried to run my computer. So I turn it on.. Nothing, no picture on screen, yet the HD light was on, but nothing else. So I tried to take out the ram and run the computer which should make the computer beep... nothing. I tried EVERYTHING basically and the only result I get is the computer actually being on. Is my mother board fried?
 

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Hi,
I was given an eMachines T3256 computer from a friend who hadn't used it in 2 and a half years. The moniter turned on, but I couldn't get the computer to start up.

I took it in and payed $40 for them to tell me that I had a fried motherboard.

I am totally clueless when it comes to this stuff...can anyone suggest a reasonably priced, compatable motherboard?

Also, would I need any other components to get the computer to start?
 

A:Fried motherboard

You will probably need a power supply too. An XP install CD will be needed. You will have to format the 160GB hard drive and install Windows XP fresh. As far as motherboards, if you plan to use the old CPU and memory the hunt might be tough. If you plan to upgrade the processor and memory, the choice is much easier...

Read some of the eMachines posts in this forum. They will give you some more info
 

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A:I think I have a fried motherboard

It could be the motherboard but it's hard to say for sure. You could try to run the PC on just one RAM stick and then swap it out for the other stick to see if anything changes. Are you running it with the onboard graphics? Do you have access to a separate graphics card to test with?

All this is just to test your parts and to eliminate them as the source of the problem. In the end it could come down to the motherboard or CPU. My guess would be the motherboard first.
 

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Edit: It is running Windows vista 32 bit
 

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A:Fried motherboard?

What was the problem before you started diddling with it?
Sounds like the first move is to put it back like it was. You likely have damaged the system board in a way that can still be fixed... get it back like it was without causing any parts to break off.
 

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A:Is my Motherboard fried?

A burning smell regardless of how long the power is supplied IS BAD! It could be anything in your system that burned. You could try another video card first, then the motherboard... The CPU would be that LAST thing to replace, video card is the first
 

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A:I think I fried my motherboard

Uhm.. Does the computer work?

Does it power up? You could have fried the PSU too.
 

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A:Motherboard fried?

try cleaning the winxp cd to make sure no smudges are on it and check all your hard drive cables and make sure your RAM is seated securely or isn't defective.
 

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A:I think i fried my motherboard

Welcome Toeme,
Start here:
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A:fried motherboard

It could have, if it sent a surge to it somehow. Best bet would be to take it out and put it into another system, or a friends. Just make sure you have it jumpered as a slave.

BTW
:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
 

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Quote: Originally Posted by Nid


Sometime ago I put one computer together and got OEM Win 7 Pro installed. Last weekend I think my ASUS motherboard and/or CPU went bad. My CPU usage is pegged at 100% I looked inside I saw a few component nearby LAN port got burnt probably from power strikes.

I look around and I could not locate the same motherboard. I have not check with ASUS yet to see if they have some old stock or refurbished in stock that I can buy. I can buy exact CPU new as they are still available but not the motherboard.
Am I correct that a copy of OEM Win 7 Pro I got and installed now married to this particular computer?

Can I buy a new motherboard or CPU if I have to rather than trying to find the exact motherboard/CPU?

Will Win 7 complaining if I have to get a different motherboard/CPU. I think the rest of the hardware are okay because I can boot up to windows but things are so slow and CPU is up at 100%.

Thank you,


You can try installing the OEM Win 7, but most likely you will have to call Microsoft and talk to someone. Tell them what you just put in your post and they should activate it for you. Check this out for the phone activation. Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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A:Fried Motherboard?

Surprisingly MBs are usually pretty forgiving when you short them like you did, but you could have fried it.

Suggest going through the sticky at the start of the forum concerning new builds. This assumes all your parts are compatible.
 

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A:Is my motherboard fried?

Sounds like it is.
 

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A:Motherboard is fried ?

to test for the power switch shot the pins on the motherboard for the power switch connector with the system pluged in.If it turns on the switch is the problem if not it could be the mainboard. After checking the power switch if the system still doesn't statr pull all expansion cards a stort in any of them could cause the computer not to start to protect it self.Disconnect all drives for the same reason and see if it boots to BIOS.If none of that works It is probably the board but before replaceing the board replace the battery on the motherboard.If it still doesn't work after all that the motherboard is the culprit and needs to be replaced but it might not be the only problem sience matherboards can take down other components when they die.
 

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Hi
hopefully this is in the right forum.
Basically my pc crashed after I tried using an overclocking tool, Windows will not load past its loading bar and wont even boot from disc. However, I can get windows to work in safe mode.

The overclock was a small one and one that i had working perfectly from manual bios tweaking. The only difference was that I had just tried to use asus's Vturbo tool instead.
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If anyone has any ideas or has experianced this before please help.

Kissaten

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A:Is my motherboard fried?

Don't know if this will help but, take a look,

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/using/howto/gettingstarted/guide/troubleshoot.asp#TSE

SeeYa
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-my-motherboard-fried.112028/
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A:Emachines Bad Motherboard Whats A Good Replacement Motherboard

Need a motherboard here too

for the same model that is
 

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A:Is my motherboard fried/frying?

I'm not sure whether it'll help but read this.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/is-my-motherboard-fried-frying.142539/
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A:leasefired cpu ? fried motherboard?? help me out plt

Sounds like the cpu might be damaged - do not expect to see any visible damage. If your cousin has an identical system swap parts til you find the culprit.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/leasefired-cpu-fried-motherboard-help-me-out-plt.148066/
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A:Is my p7 1510 PC motherboard fried?

Greetings, Troubleshooting is time consuming and you need to have spare components that are in working condition. It is a tedious process of elimination. Wow, you really dug in and got your hands dirty. There is really not much more you could do. I think there are two good choices of possible failure. Motherboard or the Processor. Or a combination of both. Did you examine the processor and socket for pin/landing damage? I have not reviewed if you have an Intel or AMD. I believe Intel has the pins on the processor. Did you examine the motherboard for thermal damage or leaky, bulging capacitors? The only way to completely eliminate the processor without any physical evidence of damage is to install it in another known good motherboard. Or install a known good CPU in this PC. It would also not hurt to try known good RAM.  Okay, I think you did this. I don't see any troubleshooting with the graphics card. Did you try a different card? Try this graphics card in another PC. Try a discrete graphics card if you have integrated graphics. If the components in this system work in a different PC then it all leads to a motherboard problem. Cheers!

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:4-dontkno

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A:Solved: Is my motherboard fried???

Disconnect everything except the video card and power from the board. Turn on the computer. If the screen doesn't light up (after all you said you did beside this), you have a bad board or bad processor or both.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-is-my-motherboard-fried.693424/
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A:Fried Motherboard due to Windows 10

Windows 10 isn't frying anything.  What does "A nice size amount" of thermal paste mean?  Realize that most of it (particularly the silver stuff) is electrically conductive and as is the case with adhesive, more isn't better - you need only a very thin layer atop the heat slug (as long as the heatsink then firmly contacts the CPU you're done).
The two things that CAN fry a board are a bad battery or a bad AC adapter.  Those two things may be the root of the problem.  The operating system is not.
If the replacement board comes with the embedded product key, all you need is an OEM copy of Windows from Dell to reinstall WIndows 8.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19991537
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A:Solved: CPU or motherboard fried?

Do you have a card reader or USB drive, or printer with a USB card reader built in connected to the computer while installing Windows? If so I'd disconnect any card reader or USB device, delete all partitions off the drive and do a new install.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-cpu-or-motherboard-fried.751383/
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A:Fried old motherboard, now I need to install a new one

Have you tried clearing cmos? What kind of pc is it, custom built, psu,
case, store bought dell,hp,gateway? System specs please. I would not
give up so easy. Do a little testing may be able to revive the beast.

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A:Awesome... I just fried my motherboard...

azndude said:



Since my pc wouldn't POST and according to the many sites I found on the internet. I came to the conclusion that my motherboard was fried. But, I wasn't sure, so I took it to GeekSquad (I became desperate). They opened it up and tried a different psu and came to the conclusion that the motherboard was fried. Just GREAT! [sarcasm] I think I might've fried the motherboard when I was installing it in the new case because I didn't ground myself (stupid mistake). So now, I need to buy a new motherboard and take it to GeekSquad and have them install it for me. $130, that is how much they wanted just for the installation.

Here are my specs:
* Intel P4 Processor 560J with HT (3.60GHz1, 1MB L2 Cache)
* Front Side Bus Speed: 800MHz
* Chipset: Intel® 915G
* 1GB PC-3200 400MHz DDR (512MB x 2)
* 250GB2 7200rpm Serial ATA Hard Drive
* ATI Radeon® X300 (128MB Video Memory)
* Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005

Which motherboard do you recommend. My current chipset is a 915g, does that mean I have to buy a new motherboard that is also a 915g?

The guy at GeekSquad said I might also need to reformat the hard drive to guarentee that it works. Why would I need to do that?Click to expand...

Is this an OEM PC (if so list make and model) or did you build it yourself?

You don't necessarily need a 915g, but a 915g will save you from haveing to reformat and reinstall XP.
 

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A:Dell E520 motherboard fried?

There is every reason to believe your motherboard might be fried.
But to know for sure, you need to remove everything from the board, then do a basic reinstall...
This is to make sure you haven't missed something.]
I would test with the old setup, original hard drive, original power supply.. and keep all the new stuff off it for now.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dell-e520-motherboard-fried.136408/
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A:Motherboard Fried(scared for pc parts)

SuckyGamer said:


Please help me. My motherboard fried, are my components gonna be alright? (cpu,ram,disk drives, hdd,etc) I will be more than happy to provide more info, im gonna be getting a new motherboard soon to, i just want to make sure my components will be alright. Thanks you guys Sorry for typos im real nervous about thisClick to expand...

also is it possible that my mobo didnt fry and could it be my p.s.u?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/motherboard-fried-scared-for-pc-parts.1022439/
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A:battery exchange fried motherboard

try your computer with no battery at all. (just ac adapter). It should work.......if not you may have damaged the system
 

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A:Motherboard fried, need files off of HDD. (SATA to USB)

When you connect the hard drive to the USB adapter, can you hear the hard drive spin up? Lightly put your finger on the drive - can you feel it moving? The adapters are pretty much plug and play. But there's always the chance the drive you're trying to access has died.

Right click on My Computer and select Manage. Scroll down to Disk Management under Storage. Do you see your USB drive listed there?

As a test, try your adapter setup on another computer or with another hard drive - just to make sure the connections are all working.

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A:Computer Won't Boot! Motherboard fried?

Capnbob said:

I don’t know where to go from here. Click to expand...

You go to the beginning. If you don't have a power supply tester, take the tower into a shop and have the power supply tested, it only takes about 10 minutes.

Because it's only a few weeks old really doesn't mean much. I've seen power supply's defective out of the box brand new. Power supply's may last an hour, a day, a week, a month, a year or several years.

IF the unit you purchased was a COOLER MASTER eXtreme RP-500-PCAR ATX from factor 12V V2.01 this is a very low end power supply. IF this is the unit you have, and it tests bad look for a better quality unit.

Good quality power supply's to consider are PC Power & Cooling, OCZ, Zippy, Silverstone, Antec, Seasonic, Enermax, Thermaltake.
 

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intel.com/design/motherbd/bz/index.htm

I have found a few AGP slotted mobos and this one is what I may be going with

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My question is will my new card provide the same features as the old and therefore be compatible? I checked to the best of my ability but need to be sure before I pull the trigger.

Thanks for the help
 

A:Motherboard fried, is this board compatible?

Ummm....

Well, no. The product addresses I followed show the Intel board is socket 478, while the Asrock is an LGA775. So. best guess is it will take your video card, but you'd have to spring for a processor.
You could also consider Matx size boards as they usually fit into Atx cases.
I don't know if it's worth it to directly replace your 875 board, but I do understand limited finances. The ASRock board does accept 184 pin DDR and AGP graphics, the only addition would be a new CPU. With another board you might have to buy 4 things, (CPU, board, RAM, and Video Card).
 

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I changed exchanged the IDE cables

The weird thing is this, if I leave one of the drives IDE connection unplugged, it will power up. What does that mean?

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A:What to do if you believe your MOBO(motherboard) or processor is fried

Many motherboards (MSI does) posts CPU and motherboard Temperatures in BIOS (assuming you can get a POST)
 

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A:Motherboard fried, other components safe?

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A:Strange motherboard happenings, is it fried? anyone got any ideas?

disconnect all drives/cards except the hard drive and a known good drive to boot from. then try booting. if it fails to find even one drive in the bios or something then you should suspect the system board.
 

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A:Y510p Fried Motherboard Normal Use Below 1 Year

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Sorry to hear of your problems.  From what you have described it is difficult to say that the 1st repair was only a "temporary fix" without knowing the cause of the 2nd failure.  The 1st repair may have been done properly and the reason for the 2nd failure could be something entirely different. Until you have it looked at you won't know.   Since you are at a university, check with the school's IT department and see if they will look at your laptop.  They maybe able to fix it for little or nothing. 
 
In retrospect, had I been in your situation, I probably would have extended the warranty after the first repair since the laptop's original warranty was nearing expiration.  The extra warranty period would have at least given a peace of mind that the repair was good and there were no other problems.

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A:HP Desktop Startup Screen Frozen- Geek Squad Says Fried Motherboard?

Hi Por2geezguy,

The HP screen gives you a few options
Setup - Bios settings. HP bios doesn't give you much control though
Boot menu - what device to boot from
System Recovery - MS recovery , HP recovery
Diagnostics - probably HP diags
Have you tried the diagnostics? Were there any instructions/reports?
Setup probably won't help too much.
Boot menu does you no good unless you have a boot disk or thumb drive.
System Recovery might be your last choice - try a few other things before that. Other members might give you some ideas too.

As far as the $100 - you're right, that's a lot of money. But they do spend time doing it, and thy have the equipment to do it. Soooo.....

I bought a case for my laptop's drive when it died. Cost $15 at Office Max - good deal, now I use it as an external USB drive. So you could back up the drive if you have another machine and space. It's a good idea to do that anyway.

The Reboot-and-Select screen could be your drive or your bios. If bios gets confused, it doesn't know how to read your drive. If bios is fine, then there's something amiss on your drive. It doesn't mean all is lost, there are means to recover data. But that's another topic.

If you can recover the machine -last resort-, you might have to wipe the drive and do a factory restore. I'm not sure how far you'll get - if it's the mother board, it's replace that or get a new machine. Soooo, get either a USB cable or external case for your drive and try to back it up. Searched "SATA/PATA/IDE Drive to USB":
Google results
Amazon results
Thanks, I've been meaning to look for one for some of my older drives and this one might be what I need - it's a pretty good price.

Sorry I couldn't be more help, but there's very little to work on. I'd try some simple things after you back up your drive. See if you can get into safe mode, or boot from another disk/flash drive. If you can, then you might have a disk problem, but you;ll know that when you try to back it up.

Good luck
Peace!

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A:Need Replacement Motherboard

Hockeydude said:





The only real question I need answered is that say I find a mobo on newegg that says it supports DDR2 1200 memory standard. Will it support my 4GB of DDR2 MH800?Click to expand...

For your only real question, DDR2 800 Should work on mobos supporting DDR2 1200. As for whether it supports 4GB or not the specifications page of the product you choose should answer the question.
 

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A:HP motherboard replacement

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A:Motherboard Replacement

If the motherboard is the same, then it shouldn't require a reinstall, or re-activation, although a change in MAC address can trigger the latter anyhow

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