Question about ASUS A7V8X Motherboard
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 My choices are one, pay the shop $250 to replace the MB on an old outdated Slot A system, two, throw away the machine and buy a Dell "reconditioned" machine ($500) so my 14 year old can continue to chat his life away, or three, buy a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)
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.
Posted on Jan 13, 2008
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