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PB Diego FX Foxconn Motherboard MCP73M04 P8 Manual Needed

Hi .. im trying to fix my friends PC but feel ive come to a dead end
The Pc is a Packard Bell iXtreme 8540 / X8540

CPU Intel® Core 2 Quad Q6600
Motherboard Diego FX (Foxconn MCP73M04P8)
Memory 3GB DDR2 PC2-5300 (2048MB +1024 MB)
Hard Drive 750GB SATA hard drive
CD/DVD Drive Dual layer DVD±RW
Floppy Drive Packard Bell® Flash Memory Card Drive (15 in 1)
Graphics Card nVidia® GeForce 9500 GS 512MB PCI-Express
Sound Card Realtek ALC888 integrated soundcard
Network Card RealTek 8100CL (onboard - RTL8139)

when power turned on the PSU, Graphics card,and CPU fans start, the CD/DVD drive seems to make a noise and start ok , however im not sure about the hdd starting up .. and the monitor only displays signal cable not connected,
i have tried re-seting the CMOS, and also checked the battery is ok with a multimeter, re-seating the RAMM and graphics card, i have tried a new graphics card too but i still get the same message on the monitor, i have a feeling its the motherboard thats got the problem, even though the fans all power up and the built in firewire port has power to it ( i can still charge my ipod from there ), the motherboard makes no Beep sound from the onboard speaker when turned on, the built in ethernet port lights do not light up when a cable is plugged in to the internet .. im not sure if this would actually give any signal or at what point they do light up but i tried it anyway, .. the only other thing i can think of that has a problem is the CPU .. i dont believe the board is shorting out from contact with the case as its problem only occured two days after my friend reinstalled some drivers on his computer and installed a new game after he had been using it for two years without a fuss

so .. does anyone know where i can get the manual for this motherboard as packard bells support pages on their website are about as much use as a chocolate teapot


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Check yhe board for swollen caps around the processor if the tops of the caps are not flat there bad and the board is done

Posted on Jul 10, 2010

  • toodkeng Jul 10, 2010

    ok i just removed all the heat sink to have a proper look as some of the caps are underneath too
    nothing is swollen , all looks good

    heres the model of the motherboard by the way incase it helps

  • ITSupport007 Dec 07, 2010

    Same here (with exactly the same mainboard). Double-checked RAM, VGA, CPU on another mainboard - they are definitive OK. Bought second mainboard (eBay) to change it - but same error :-( Cables are double-checked, power-supply changed - think these boards are just defektive. No visible damage. My next step: I will order a new (other brand) board ;-)


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