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I was told by a computer specialist my motherboard was fried.i've had it for less than a year.any solution

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  • Lee Cowell May 11, 2010

    what's the indicator? no boot? no video? no beep (codes)? remember that heat's the main enemy regarding mb's. how old is your sys? when's the last time that box was blown out via compressed air (to rid it of dust)? never? could be a blown mb/cpu (however cpu failure is very rare). oh. ALWAYS pull the power cord BEFORE plugging/unplugging ANYTHING that is NOT designed "hot-swappable" (such as USB/Z
    Firewire). thus if YOU'VE done that the situation may not bode well for your mb. reason? most mb's designed in the past 10 years power up via "soft" button (line voltage is NOT present at the power switch... only VDC). result? your mb ALWAYS has stand-by applied IF the power cord is plugged in AND the power supply switch is on (if one exists).


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Buy a new one. If it was really fried no repair is possible.

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