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Fried Motherboard I own a Compaq SR1817CL desktop. I purchased this about 1 1/2 yrs ago. One day all is well the next day all I got was a blinking cursor on a blank screen. I thought it was the power supply box but after replacing that I still had the same problem. My daughter has a few "geek" friends but they believe it is the motherboard. As usual warranty has expired. I run Office Pro and Quickbooks Pro simultanieously alot of the time. What would be a good replacement board? The hard drive has a usb type(?) connector (not the pin type)

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  • Kevin Miller May 11, 2010

    Before you go the motherboard route, what leads them to believe it is your motherboard and not something like a hard drive issue? Have any of the "geek" friends checked your computer to make sure it is not anything other than the motherboard?

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If you are sure the entire thing is fried, and you have to be sure, i would reccommend a Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R motherboard, if your processor is an intel, it does down to pentium d, and ddr2 ram. i bought one of these and i can still upgrade to core 2 quad if i wanted. (does not support AMD processors,or ddr1 ram). will work for a long time, 5 year warranty at some places

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