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Dead Pavilion 15; motherboard 809045-601

Q: Dead Pavilion 15; motherboard 809045-601

My hP Pavilion is dead. I bought it used. Was working well, except for no sound from the on-board speakers. I opened it up and found that someone unplugged the speaker assy. I plugged it in, and the laptop would not power up. The LED light indicating power applied from the adapter wouldn't even come on. I opened the case and unplugged the speakers. Ohmed out the speakers, and found the left one a dead short. The computer will still not work. Dead as coffin nails. Evidently there is a protection circuit that won't reset. Or the main board is toast. Where can I purchase a new or used system board? (none on ebay). Thanks 809045-601 SPS-MB DSC 940M 2GB i7-5500U PRO (SYSTEM BOARD)
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A:will a HP Pavilion 15-n034sa motherboard fit into a HP Pavilion 15-n083sa ?

Actually that's a hard question, generally its not possible to install another motherboard, sometimes it is. In this case one is an AMD platform and the other is an Intel platform, there could be tons of differences in mounting holes, physical design, clearance, connectors, heat dissipation requirements, cooling systems, etc. Laptops are not like desktops that use more standardized designs.
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A:Dead Pavilion DV8223nr, Windows XP Med Ctr, help

Do you see the HP logo or is it a black screen. On the black screen do you hear the HDD spin? Do you hear the fans spinning? If you saw the logo at bootup, it would be a video driver. If there is a black screen, no Bios,but HDD activity, it would be the video card. The symptoms you describe are of a motherboard or processor that has failed.You can remove the HDD from the computer. and try booting up. If that fails, remove the RAM and clean it off, blow out the dust with a can of compressed air. Restart. If the computer won't go to the Bios screen with the HDD out, then it is the motherboard that has failed.
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A:HP Pavilion-Display errors-Dead Battery?

Yep. I think you should replace Power Supply. Probably it is too old to continue. Best bet is go out and buy 300W for your HP. I'm not entire sure if it still covered warranty but it is best bet to take your HP back to staples or future shop to have it fixed for a price.

Try swapping PSU and find out. if it didnt work, try add video card in PCI. and yes, ATI 9000 Series is integrated.
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A:pavilion 15-p151nr dead, AC power adapter LED flashes 3 tim...

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A:How do you know if it is a dead motherboard?

mike081682 said:

Hello my friends,

my friend gave me a old CPU but he say that the problem is only PSU, so I buy new one. the problem is I can boot from 4-5 seconds after that it turns off. any one help me to where is the problem? thank youClick to expand...

The CPU is a specific component within the computer, its no bigger than a cell phone.

What reasoning did your friend give, for thinking it was the PSU?
Have you tried trouble shooting the issue on your own yet? If so what have you tried?
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A:Dead Motherboard

System specs? also, make sure your motherboard wasnt somehow shocked with static electricity. That could be the problem.
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A:dead motherboard

Hello, The Windows version of your desktop is an OEM pre-installed version (erecovery media). It works only with your Acer motherboard. They are linked.That will not work with another motherboard. You can order the Acer spare part from your Acer store. Microsoft OEM Partner Center: "Generally, an end user can upgrade or replace all of the hardware components on a computer?except the motherboard?and still retain the license for the original Microsoft OEM operating system software. If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created. Microsoft OEM operating system software cannot be transferred to the new computer, and the license of new operating system software is required. If the motherboard is replaced because it is defective, you do not need to acquire a new operating system license for the PC as long as the replacement motherboard is the same make/model or the same manufacturer's replacement/equivalent, as defined by the manufacturer's warranty."
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A:Is my motherboard dead?

try taking the battery out of the motherboard for about 5 mins and put it back in and try to start the pc
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A:Is my motherboard dead?

First off, a motherboard is not a simple thing. BUt i dobt you killed your Mobo.

When you turn on the PC, does any fans lights etc come on?
Any beeps? if it is a dell, check for 5 lights labeled ABCD (i think) what color are they?
Are you sure the video card is in a working state?
Can you put in the old video card?

My guess, you do not have the video card of RAM seated right. Which requires only a second of adjustment.
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A:dead motherboard?

Try to post in a barebones configuration by removing all addin cards, video card, disk drv signal cables to MB. Disconnect the mouse and keyboard, all pwr connectors to ur disk drv's too. Boot the pc with just the MB, CPU, and Ram installed. See if it will post and beep. Shouldn't be a single short beep cuz u'll be gettin a kybrd error beep signal, or somethin. If it doesn't post at all the only way to determine if it is MB at this point is if u know ur cpu and ram are good. If u don't u'll hav to test cpu and ram in another MB.
Post bak here and let us know.
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A:dead motherboard?

May be it's a bios issue. When you press the power button, your motherboard power up but if there is nothing in the bios, what action will it take? May be its a bios issue?
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A:Dead Motherboard?

may well be your the Grim Reaper...LOL, but it's more than likely something a little easier than that.
You've made sure to streamline the process by running nothing but exactly what the needs? You've cleared your bios, and setup your boot process? If the system has been sitting around doing nothing for a long time - you've checked that the CMOS battery itself is up to par. You've swapped it out for a new one? You've checked on line for a manual for jumper settings on the board? You've checked the boards to make sure there are no leaking parts?
You've gone on line to see if you can find the Chipset for the boards and downloaded them and installed? There are a lot of small things with older boards that you need to take into consideration before you take their problems as a personal slam. Let us know...Jazz
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A:dead motherboard

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A:Is the motherboard dead?

Did you ever get this resolved?
There are a few more options in this guide:
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A:Dead motherboard or cpu??

Seems like a difficult problem to diagnose easily. Can you describe the "lagging" in more detail? What were you running when the lagging occurs?

As far as CPU vs. motherboard, if your CPU is dead, then the motherboard won't POST. However, if certain things are wrong with the motherboard, then it will cause the computer to cease to POST as well. The easiest way I can think of is to find another CPU that is compatible with your motherboard and to test your computer with that CPU installed. If it boots, then it was your CPU; if not, then it wasn't your CPU, though it might also not be your motherboard.

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A:Dead Motherboard????

I suggest looking up the manual for your Motherboard and finding out exactly what this chip does or use to do from there perhaps you can get a better idea of why it's not working and how to fix it (or if it can even be fixed!)
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The motherboard is a Soltek, and has a red light that stays on near the CPU.

I've pulled the battery for a few minutes to clear cmos, but that hasn't helped, any advice welcomed.

Thanks Adey
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Thanks guys.

A:dead motherboard?


Detailed system specs and POWER SUPPLY ?
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A:How to tell if motherboard is dead?

It is getting power, so its not the supply?Click to expand...

Incorrect. The pw supply has three different voltages or rails. You can have one fail and the others work just fine. The very first thing you do with a no post system is to swap in a known good pw supply. Note you do not have to fully install the test unit; simply connect the atx, aux, and video pw [if used] and hit the ON button. If the board completes post, you now know the nature of the problem. If it does not post with a known good pw supply, then you have to swap parts with known good units; ie mb, cpu, ram.

One other thing. Known good does NOT mean new; it means a unit pulled from a working system that you know works. A new pw supply can be DOA just like any new part and that will really mess up your troubleshooting.
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A:Is My Motherboard dead?

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I`m afraid it does sound like your mobo is fried. It`s not uncommon for a psu to fail and take the mobo with it.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:Dead Motherboard?

xvv99 said:

Hi, I have a 1 yr old emachines et1161-05 running windows 7. Currently it is totally dead. No response when power button is pushed. No clicks, No whirs, No lights. Nothing. Power supply has been tested as OK. Is it a dead motherboard? bios? battery? CPU?
thanksClick to expand...

How did you test the Power Supply?
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A:Is motherboard dead or not?

most laptops will run without the battery - does it work with just the adapter plugged in and the battery out

it maybe a problem with the charger
Do you have a volt meter at all (Multimeter) this will read the output from the charger to ensure thats working

The motherboard maybe faulty and not charging the battery - in which case , the message would be faulty motherboard, not economic to repair
But he may just have put dead

Have you spoken to the repair shop and asked what was wrong and why they think the motherboard is dead ?
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A:Motherboard dead?

If the Intel BIOS has a beep code for CPU only then I'd say yes. I thought Award based BIOS's were the only ones that had a CPU only beep response.

Apart from that, you seem to have walked in halfway through the movie...why are you trying to get a beep code from a board with only a CPU ?
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Have you gone through the troubleshooting options already ? If so, what was the outcome ?
Basically, more information required.

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A:Motherboard dead?

The only way to be a 100% sure is to have it tested by a computer repair shop.

You didn't post any model numbers so we don't even have a clue as to what you have or if the motherboard is good or not.
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A:Is my motherboard dead?

Could be the motherboard or the power supply. You might want to try replacing the power supply first (it's cheaper). If the computer still isn't working, then it's probably safe to assume that the motherboard is shot.
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A:Dead Motherboard?

Can you open your computer without touching anything and take a look? if you see any damaged capacitors or circuits, you can google for bad capacitors pictures to compare them... capacitors must be plain and silver on top, not inflated or ... i dont know the word... no spots or liquid or burn look over them... it happened to me some time ago that an electricity cut damaged some of them (though mine were hidden under micro´s slot) and my mother stopped responding... maybe some technic person would be better to check it out
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A:Is it my PSU or my motherboard that is dead?

I would go with a bad motherboard, but one of the PCI cards like a NIC or modem might have failed... even the video card can cause this
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do you have another psu you could put in there and see if it is that or vise versa. :bounce:
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A:Dead MotherBoard

Be sure you know the cause of the failure. EVGA boards have been very good for us. Despite your 700 watt power supply, some brands have been known to cause failures of motherboards. It is difficult to comment futher without knowning which CPU you intend to use. We recommend ASUS, Gigabyte, Intel, FoxConn, MSI, BIOStar, and MSI for reliability and long life.
You might want to read some of the motherboard reviews at and
I would go for a FoxConn for Reliability, Intel for ease of install, Gigabyte, EVGA, or ASUS for power gaming.
Tell us more of what you plan to use from the failed board... CPU, power supply brand and model, Videographics.
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A:Dead motherboard?

Have you changed the settings in BIOS to tell the BIOS to POST using the on-board graphics?

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A:Dead motherboard?

Except for the infernal eMachines, Packard Bell, and Sony desktops, It is actually quite rare for a motherboard to fail, unless you have been using it as a gamer, with a lot of resultant heat.
Motherboard failures at our shop, are actually one of these, in order: Bad memory, bad video graphics card, bad optical drive, bad power supply, bad cpu fan, bad thermal paste not allowing adequate cooling (this can be too much or too little thermal paste), bad cable, bad PCI component in a PCI slot (modem, sound card, usb card, firewire card, ethernet card). These should all be checked before you toss out the board...
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The PCChips boards are also pretty fragile.
I would start by testing your power supply in another machine, or putting another power supply in your machine... then finding a way to test the memory in another machine if the power supply does not help.
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I swapped out PSUs and memory and everything else that would cause it not to power up... So I'm stumped...

Any Suggestions??

A:Is My Motherboard Dead?


Exactly what jumpers are you moving? Did the problem start after you moved the jumpers? When did the problem start - after what occurrence?

Do you have a make and model of the board...?

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A:Dead Motherboard(s)?

Sounds to me like all the ram is NG. First of all the cheap ram is most likely high density ram which works on very few pc's and that is not how you add ram to a pc anyway. It is also possible that the cpu is NG. If the mobo went it could have taken cpu with it as cheap ECS boards usually do.
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A:Is my motherboard dead

Well, you need to rule out some more things. Could be memory, processor, could be your shorting it out in the case (try it outside the case on cardboard or something)...
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A:Motherboard dead?

I need a little more info...when you say a fan comes on, do you mean the Power Supply fan, or the CPU fan? Same thing with the light which light?
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Motherboard repairs are a bit of a tricky business. Because of the way they are constructed it takes special tools and skills when desoldering, installing and resoldering components onto motherboards. Most through the board solder connections actually have othr connections layered between the layers of the motherboard. If one of these connections has been damaged and no longer makes connection then the motherboard will at the least be of only limited use if not unusable. To repair a connection such as this is possible but would be beyond 99% of a local shops capabilities, and be prohibitively expensive. That being said, I would take the laptop back to the shop that reapired the power connection and have them make it work on thier dime not yours. After all, repairs such as these should come with some warranty.
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2. Purchased new PSU still same issue.

3.Removed ram and checked 1 by 1 then replaced in different orders and one by one no difference .

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5.Disconnected other components one by one hoping for beep.. No luck..

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A:Is my motherboard dead?

I'd think of an issue with the two PSUs that you've tried, since it was working normally with the one that is non PSU based. Check on compatibility issues on those.
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What help do you need??
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ECS makes mostly low quality products, I'd invest in a better brand.

How about this Gigabyte board:
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A:Dead Toshiba Motherboard

Duplicate thread - again -

Don't be a plonker!

If people have advice they will answer your thread.
Don't FLOOD the board.
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Hi welcome to the forum.

Did you try booting into safemode? by tapping F8 right after pc is turned on.

What happens in safemode?
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Please follow this link. It may not help, but, at least you are not alone.
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A:Asus K8V Motherboard Dead

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

As far as I am aware there are only two possible solutions to your problem.

1 Ask the manufacturer of your mobo if they would be willing to supply you with a new bios chip.

2 Get a new mobo.

I`m sorry that I can`t give you any good news but there it is.

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Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)
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A:{RESOLVED}BE6 motherboard dead?


Is this the mobo that has 4 IDE slots and 2 of them have to be in use for it to work?

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