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Easiest way to test is to observe whether there is a POST beep when you power it up. No beep usually means a dead board. Another way is to obtain a POST diagnostic card, which will tell you the exact problem.

If you have not already done so, I suggest you remove everything from your motherboard, excluding the CPU. The most important thing is to leave the RAM out, as all motherboards (excluding very old ones) will emit a beep if there is no RAM present. Again, if there is no beep, then you probably have a dead board.

Hope that's somewhat helpful.

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My motherboard MS9158E+ when I switch it on the cpu fan only spins for a second then stop what could be the problem

Bad mo bo. DEAD,DEAD,DEAD.

To make life easier replace it with identical board.

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My jetway morther board does not have power

Suggest to test the unit with another power supply if possible.
-Possible that power supply my be dead.

If not possible then you will have to contact Jetway for a RMA for no power.


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I need motherboard driver and setup spec for VER:5. The board does not boot to BIOS or provide video via AGP or PCI. BIOS chip label stamped BK40 3457 (686 AMIBIOS). I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO CONFIGURE THIS...

Simple test: disconnect all disks, remove the BIOS battery for 10 minutes, put it back (this resets everything to default factory settings) then try to boot in the BIOS - if it fails then the motherboard is defective - no BIOS update can fix that.
The board is dead, time for a new pc.

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Five long beeps at a range of five seconds then, repeats

Five long beeps for a modern motherboards indicates a processor failure. If you wish to remove the processor and re-seat it (reconnect it to see if it begins to work again) make sure to get some thermal compound to put between the CPU chip and the heatsink. More info at:
POST AMI BIOS beep codes
  • 1 - Memory refresh timer error
  • 2 - Parity error in base memory (first 64 KiB block)
  • 3 - Base memory read/write test error
  • 4 - Mother board timer not operational (check all PSU to MB connectors seated)
  • 5 - Processor failure
  • 6 - 8042 Gate A20 test error (cannot switch to protected mode)
  • 7 - General exception error (processor exception interrupt error)
  • 8 - Display memory error (system video adapter)
  • 9 - AMI BIOS ROM checksum error
  • 10 - CMOS shutdown register read/write error
  • 11 - Cache memory test failed
  • 12 - Mother board does not detect a RAM module (continuous beeping)
Source: Wikipedia

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Power supply is working,proceessor is ok,but mother board is not working.

IN that case test the memory in another pc. If the memory is good then the motherboard is dead, get a new one.

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Does not boot at all!

Did you check the power supply on another system to make sure it is operational. have you reseated all the connections to the MB..

Does it post any info ? are there any Beep codes?.. Or just sit dead . If it is sitting dead all I can think is that it might be a Power-supply problem but if it powers up or beeps or gives a green light or amber light on the MB then it is some other problem

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My board does not turn on and its beeping. Ive counted 7 beeps. i tried replacing the memory with known good ones but still the beeping persist.

MSI states that 7 beeps means "Virtual mode exception error "

Explanation: Virtual mode is one of the different modes that the processor can run in. The system is reporting an error when testing this mode.
Diagnosis: There is a problem related to the processor or motherboard. Note that this doesn't mean that the processor is necessarily dead, since the system won't boot at all with a dead processor.

Not knowing the price of either your processor or the board it is hard to say what to do for the best

Good luck
AMI Beep Code Deep Code Description 1 short DRAMS refresh failure 2 short Parity circuit failure 3 short Base 64k RAM failure 4 short System timer failure 5 short Process failure 6 short Keyboard controller Gate A20 error 7 short Virtual mode exception error 8 short Display memory Read/Write test failure 9 short ROM BIOS checksum failure 10 short CMOS shutdown Read/Write error 11 short Cache Memory error 1 long, 3 short Conventional/Extended memory failure 1 long, 8 short Display/Retrace test failed AWARD Beep Code Deep Code Description 1 Long, 2 Short A video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot intialize the video screen to display any additional information

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My mother board is total dead i can check all type of card level which fault is in my mother board

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The cpu doesnt start,experts say motherboard is dead

it happens when one of the component would not give the exact dc supply to its component near to each other and its so hard to replace a chips that has been broke down. okay, try this, although its to risky but theirs no other way to test your main board if its still good. if your video card is built in, plug the external video card. if your main board accept AGP or PCI then try them one step at a time. load the memory then try booting it again. if it still has no display bring it to a service center near you ask their assistance to make a series of test to your main board. Im sure they a device to test all the IC's and the chipsets. Good Luck! 

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there are many things that can cause this, first obvious causes would be bad ram, dead mainboard or hard drive.. i say dead motherboard due to the fact you say there is no post beep on startup, easy way to tell, remove all the ram, and turn it on, if it squeels at you, you know the motherboard still at least is somewhat operational, next thing try replacing the ram.

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