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Motherboard destroyed by lightning

My Acer Aspire computer got struck by lighting and it fried the motherboard and possibly the processor. The problem I am encountering is I can not seem to find another motherboard that is compatiable.The model is Acer Aspire T135. Any suggestions on where to look online or a store that might carry a motherboard that would work with this system?
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I'm located in New Zealand and purchased a motherboard for my T135 from Possibly and other trading sites could be helpfull.

If its any help the motherboard I purchased was a Winfast core series 760GXK8MC-RS. That supports an AMD Socket 754 cpu.

It seems to have done the trick but by the looks of it after replacing the motherboard I will have to install a new operating system as the orignal Windows XP was an OEM version (which means that it was pre-installed on the hard drive) and the recovery discs won't work with the new motherboard installed.

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I believe what you are asking for, is a Motherboard Manual, for the motherboard used in an Acer Aspire M5400 desktop computer,

Not available.

The motherboard is made FOR Acer, by a motherboard manufacturer.
In this case the manufacturer does not supply information.
Acer does.



With the above information you can see;

1) Processor Support.

2) Uses a Socket AM3 processor socket,

[ Look at the list of AMD Phenom II, and Athlon II, processors.
Now look at this chart, {Scroll down},

Now look at the processor socket used for these processors. Scroll the page down, compare using the charts ]

3) The motherboard chipset is an AMD 880G,

Here you see more information on what the motherboard supports.

4) The Ram Memory used is DDR3 Sdram, at either 1066MegaHertz, or 1333MHz.
(That is PC3-8500, and PC3-10600, respectively)

The Maximum TOTAL Amount for the motherboard is 8GB.
There are 4 Ram Memory slots.
The Maximum Amount for EACH one is 2GB.

O/S = Operating System.
Windows XP, and Windows 7, are two examples of an O/S.

With a 32-bit O/S, the maximum amount of Ram Memory that will be recognized, is 3-1/2 GigaByte. (3.5GB)

You have to have a 64-bit O/S for above 3.5 GB.
(8GB? You need a 64-bit O/S)

ALSO, don't just use any Ol' DDR3 ram memory.

I doubt you can go into BIOS Setup, and change the Voltage, and ram timings, for a high-performance ram memory.

In otherwords 'gamer' ram memory.

JEDEC sets a standard for Ram Memory.

One of the standards is the Voltage. Standard default voltage set for your motherboard by JEDEC, for the Ram Memory, is 1.5 Volts. (DC)

MAXIMUM voltage is 1.575

That Acer board is not capable of handling DDR3 high-performance ram memory, that will exceed 1.5 volts.

(Probably isn't a BIOS upgrade either)

What is it that you seek? Post back in a Comment.



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There are four things to check.

One: Processor Fan

Two: How dirty the computer is inside. (Plus PSU)

Three: Power

Four: Electrolytic Capacitors on the motherboard.
[Note* PSU = Power Supply Unit, or simply power supply]

One: If the Processor fan has stopped spinning, the processor will overheat. Since the Aspire M1100 series desktop computers, use an AMD processor, the processor can overheat in less than 30 seconds, without external cooling.
(Intel's take longer)

The BIOS program in a computer, is what turns the Processor on, and also what turns it off.

If BIOS senses no processor fan operating, or the temperature of the Processor has exceeded the processor's thermal limit, the processor is turned off.
Keeps the processor from burning up.

Computer case open, do not stick your hands inside, turn the computer on, observe the processor fan. See if it's rotating.

Observe for a small length of time, to see if the processor fan spins, but then stops frequently. Also the fan may be spinning at a slower RPM, than it should.

Solution is to replace the fan, but cost wise it may be more effective to replace the Heatsink, and Fan as a unit.

To replace, the computer is off, and unplugged from power.
Computer case open, TOUCH the metal frame of the case to relieve your body of Static electricity.

Your body carries Static. Static will fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate computer hardware components inside.
Simply touching the metal frame will alleviate this.

[Note* If you get up in the middle of working on your computer, upon your return Touch the metal frame again.
Or wear a $6 ESD wrist strap, and connect the alligator clip to the metal frame]

This is what an average processor Heatsink/Fan combo looks like, if you are not aware,

If you are aware, please ignore the above, and the following.
Heatsink/Fan combos differ in their appearance, and design, but all follow the same theory.

In the photo, the Heatsink is the finned aluminum looking object under the fan.
The Heatsink is composed of a metal flat plate, that has tall fins protruding from it.

Heat from the top of the Processors case is absorbed by the metal plate, and radiated up into the fins. The fan pushes air in-between the fins, and carries the heat away.

Therefore the area in-between the fins, the fins themselves, and the fan must be kept clean.

Doesn't take very much 'gunk', (Dirt, dust, hair, etc) to drop the cooling capacity of these two components, tremendously.
This goes along with number 2 above also.

Two: The inside of the computer, as well as the inside of the power supply, must be kept clean.

Preferred method, is to use a can of compressed air on a regular basis as needed.
[Computer unplugged from power. Anti-static guidelines as detailed above, implemented]

Three: Power supplies can fail. The power supply can develop a weak voltage power rail, and not have enough power to turn the Processor on.

It will have enough power to light lights, and maybe spin fans, (Or spin a few times, and stop), but not enough for the processor.

A) ALL the lights use less than 1 Watt of power
B) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts
C) A typical processor can use 51 to 125 Watts.
Depends on what processor it is.

The Acer Aspire M1100 series processor options, are either an AMD Athlon 64 X2, or an AMD Athlon 64, or AMD Sempron.

The highest wattage usage is 89 Watts. (TDP. Thermal Design Power)

You can test the power supply. A multimeter, or power supply tester is required. (Average cost for an inexpensive multimeter is around $12. Auto parts stores are one place these can be found. An inexpensive power supply tester can be purchased for around $20)

You can also replace the power supply with a known to be good unit, if you happen to have one around, for a test.

Has to have at least 200 Watts. The correct amount of power cables, the correct form factor, (ATX), and at least the correct amount of power cables.
If you would like guidance in testing your power supply, or replacing, simply state so in a Comment.

Four: I'm not knocking Acer computers, but they are a budget line of computer. As such they use low quality parts.

The Electrolytic Capacitors on the motherboard are one such component.

In particular, it is the Electrolytic Capacitors used on the motherboard in the Voltage Regulator circuit, that should be paid special attention to.

If you are not familiar with electronic components, nor the Voltage Regulator circuit, the above will look like a foreign language to you.
[Understandable. Not everyone wants, or needs to be a computer 'geek' like myself]

Processor operate with a specific voltage range. This voltage range is very small, and cannot be exceeded, nor limited.
The motherboard voltage regulator circuit regulates the voltage for the processor, and also for other components on the motherboard.

There is more than one Electrolytic Capacitor used in a motherboard voltage circuit. If just ONE capacitor is bad, the processor will not work.

The following is a guide for visual failure of capacitors.

This information will help explain Electrolytic Capacitors, what they look like on the motherboard, and the reason why they fail.

If you find the information is not concise enough for you, or you would like a less detailed explanation, simply state so in a Comment. I'll be glad to explain.

In an additional comment, I'll post a link to information on the motherboard voltage regulator circuit.

If you have any questions concerning anything I have detailed here, or would like more of a breakdown, simply state so in a Comment.

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So, i have a laptop whos power supply was struck by lightning, and both the powersupply and the power house inside my laptop were fried. The sometimes on or off is because your Adapter is fried and giving random voltages, causing the computer to power off or overload. I would try getting a new adapter, but if the power part of the motherboard is fried, i would take it to a shop and have them diagnose it.
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A lightening strike!!!!!! The power surge from a strike could have blown the computer's motherboard and processor. Did you have any surge protection and was the computer on at the time? chances are the computers fried.
There is one last thing you can do, that is remove the side panel from the desktop so you can see the motherboard, you will see a battery like this >>ecb2000.jpg. Near to the battery you will see a plastic "jumper" this will reset the cmos if you move it to the other position, turn the pc on, if nothing happens the cmos has been cleared, put the jumper back in its original position and start the computer again, if you still get nothing them some if not all the components inside the computer has been fried.

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