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Motherboard I am trying to find which Gateway motherboard I have to see if it has a BIOS reset switch. I was working on my son's computer. I cleaned off all his stuff, ITunes, steam, ect... and I took out the cards we put in like the video upgrade card, linksys, wintv.... I then made a save point for the system restore. All was well. I then put the linksys card back in trying to hook up to the router but I did it while the computer was on, which may or may not have caused the computer to go down. I turned off the computer then on several times to try and reboot. Nothing. I did the off/on so much that the blue on light went out. It will not boot up. Someone said to see if it has a reset on the motherboard. The board has KTBC5IGLF in big letters on it. Any suggestions?

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Bad idea changing pci cards when the board is live, if youre lucky and it works, look for a 3 pin terminal with a jumper on it labeled JBAT1 CLRCMOS or CLRCLK or similair, put jumper across the pin unused and then back again normally pins 2-3 then back to 1-2

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You can bet that the motherboard is dead now. You should never plug or unplug any interior component while the PC is running and/ or plugged into any power source for that matter.

First shut down the computer, unplug it from the wall, wait a minute for any electrical serge to dissipate. Then it's okay to fiddle with the interior components.

Note: Most interior components are sensitive to static electricity, so use caution and avoid handling and/ or touching sensitive areas of components, i.e. PC Boards and conductive areas. Also, as precaution you should invest in a anti-static wrist band.

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