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How do i prevent static buildup on my gateway m series motherboard? this causes my computer to shut down and it's hard for me to cut it back on.
This fix doesn't seem correct. pulling the battery will make the system lose date time at least. the solution Dell gave me for this very same problem was to pull the power cord and the press and hold the power button for 15-20 seconds. this dissipates any charge left in the motherboard. then reconnect the power cord and restart the machine. obviously this isn't a preferred solution, only a work-around until the real problem can be corrected which will likely be a motherboard replacement.
Posted on Apr 13, 2010
Newer boards dont collect static as much so i doubth this can be an issue, if you find your self having to flash the board often its proberally the cmos or the processor needs reseating. If its the cmos you may need to change the board. I trick i use is to remove the battery and rund the system without one!!
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
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Dont change anything in BIOS until you have tried other options.
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer. While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards
Remove the memory modules from their slots.
Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.
Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth.
Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components.
Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r
Allow the pins to dry. They will air dry in a matter of minutes
If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory.
If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.
Check the memory module and memory slot contacts.
They are either copper tin or gold.
The colour will tell you which they are.
Mixing tin and gold can result in corrosion that prevents proper contact.
Look for any sign of physical damage to the memory module, memory slots or the motherboard.
Reseat the memory modules.
You should hear an audible click when they are in place.
Do not use too much force to reseat the memory module in to the slot this can cause damage to the module, slot or motherboard.
The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.
There is a connection problem such as a bad cable
for internal hard drives
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a
secure dust free connections and are not faulty.
Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd and floppy (If Applicable) have secure connections and are not faulty.
Computers need Power and Data to travel through every working device and continue an uninterrupted cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error.
Could be a problem with the Hard Drive or the Hard drives PCB
Hope this helps.
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