I want to clean dirts off my motherboard to see if it will respond. It is refusing to boot up as I reported in the last few days. I was advised to use PETROL or SPIRIT(Methylated Spirit) to wash the entire motherboard and leave it to dry up before fixing it again.
Please, is it adviceable to use petrol or spirit to clean motherboards. If YES, what is the procedure? If NO, WHY? I use the Intel PIV D845PEBT2 mother board.
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Simple test: disconnect the hard drive and the optical unit and try to boot in BIOS. If you can't then the first thing you should check is the memory, followed by the processor. If you can then the hard drive is dead.
The motherboard isn't the problem, it seems something is conflicting with another thing. If your using IDE (the buttload of pins on a thin long cord) you might need a cord that has 2 wires that go to the same pin. They usually are faster anyways. Get a new set of IDE cables then. Or your ram is malfunctioning and you need some new sticks of some. The last ones could be that your processor is fried and well you figure that one.
If you computer over heated, this could have caused the board or power supply to short. I would first start by trying a new power supply unit (since this is cheapest of the options). If that does not work then try replacing the motherboard and/or processor. Since you not getting any power, my guess is motherboard or power supply unit.
I think you are mixing ram.... Use the same make and module for your ram... when you mix ram, the problem is other ram can be difernt Voltage. some 1.9V, 1.8V, 2.0V, 2.2V to operate. If you have 1.8V and 2.0V the computer won't boot. Hope this helps.
The OS doesn't like all the changes that were made. To keep people from cloning hard drives and putting them in whatever machine they want, microsoft winxp recognizes even subtle changes, upgraded cpu, memory video cards etc.
you need to take every ram, board and cable out of place... then clean it all perfectly... (isopropilic alcohol is the best to use in cleaning hardware) then reconnect it all and just try powering on with just motherboard, cpu and ram, NOTHING ELSE... if the system starts... you must connect all pieces, one by one, booting the system after includding each thing to isolate the problem if there is one... after all peaces are back togeter, test the system normally.
IF MOTHER does not boot only with cpu and ram... you have hardware problems either in mother, ram or cpu or power supply and you will need to replace hard... good luck