Computer hangs at splash screen. The computer repair shop said after replacing the battery and diagnosing the system the MB is dead. My choices are one, pay the shop $250 to replace the MB on an old outdated Slot A system, two, throw away the machine and buy a Dell "reconditioned" machine ($500) so my 14 year old can continue to chat his life away, or three, buy a used A7V8X MB online ($50) and replace the MB myself on the kitchen table never having replaced a MB before (only cards, memory, etc).
Words to the wise? How do you replace a MB? Can I pull-off the chip? Differences between A7V8X-LA, A7V8X-X ( I have a plain A7V8X)
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Re: ASUS A7V8X hangs @ splash screen
Just because an installation may hang does not mean the board is dead. If possible I would connect the hard drive into another PC and check for a virus. While in another pc you can remove important data from the drive & copy to a CD/DVD. Than download the drives Mfg's drive software setup program that will run in Dos mode from a diskett. Reformat the drive and install a fresh copy of windows. You might find that is the only problem. Xp does not always install correctly. There may be a software or hard ware making windows hang.
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Computer does not boot up
The problem maybe the RAM, it could be faulty or just needs
reseating to make proper electrical contact.
Reseat the RAM and then boot up your laptop. If it still does not boot up then
remove the RAM module/s and take them to your friendly computer repair shop and
get them to test the RAM for you.
Just like you sometimes need a mechanic to repair your car,
sometimes you do need a technician to diagnose and identify the fault or faults
on your computer. Not only does a good service technican have the experience to
deal with this type of problem, they also have the equipment that allows them
to look at things the average computer user can't see, and he has a collection
of replacement parts that can be used to quickly test individual components on
When it is like that you usually need to reinstall the operative system (Windows or Linux). Try first turning off the netbook and removing the internal battery for one minute. I don't think that will work.
You can also try accessing the RAM modules in the internal slot and checking they are well in place. Do this with battery and power off. Do not touch the chip contacts. electrostatic discharge from your fingers can damage them.
If that does not work, then the system must be reinstalled. The unit does not have internal DVD player. The system is reinstalled using an external DVD player and an operative system install disk or using an USB disk where the OS install files have been previously copied. The system setup is commonly done at any local computer shop for a small fee.
check all leads from motherboard to hard drive including electrical and all of your cd/dvd drives make sure the connections are good and not faulty and there is no dust built up on them make sure your computers ram modules are securely seated with no dust in the sockets also the Cmos battery has charge and seated with no dust in the sockets could be a memory dump you might be running to many programs at the one time placing to much strain on the CPU you might not have enough RAM random access memory or to find out what the problem is restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer you could select the option start at last known configuration that worked this will tell you if and what file has been corrupted or missing then you will know if its a hardware issue if you need more help with this post a reply hope this helps you