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Motherboard Installation I installed a new motherboard and nothing happens when I turn the computer on. Is there a way I can test to see if the mobo is working properly?

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Re: Motherboard Installation

There are a number of issues that may be causing your problem.

1. Be certain that the power connection is properly installed; there are usually two connections not one that go from the power supply to the motherboard.

2. Be certain that there is no metal on metal contact between the motherboard and the case. Most modern cases include nylon snap-fit spacers that hold the motherboard to the case but also use brass spacers with screws. There should be red paper gaskets included in the parts bag - place these between the motherboard and the screw and be certain that the base ring (a silver metal ring that is not connected to circuits on the underside of the board) is cleanly centered.

3. Finally there are often switch settings and/or tab jumpers that must be set to declare the CPU type, voltage and speed. Be certain that these are set correctly or the board will not power up.


It is difficult to provide any further tips due to the limited information provided and more information may help.

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