20 Most Recent Packard Bell (181368) Motherboard Questions & Answers


Hi, i have a packard

Try removing the battery and try starting it up with only the power cord plugged in. If it still doesn't work, it can be an issue with the motherboard.
9/21/2017 7:38:28 AM • Packard Bell... • Answered on Sep 21, 2017

Cannot find specification for packard bell i start 1379. I want to look into the possibility of upgrading this pc. Can anyone point me in the direction of the specs being available online for this m

Here is the homepage:http://www.packardbell.co.uk/pb/en/GB/content/downloadThis specs provided was complete with a Intel Intel Serial ATA-300 ATA-133 PCI 160 GB Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic , ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 128 MB 4 MB . The Desktops memory add up to 2048 MB , with standard memory 512 MB , memory installed 533 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM DIMM 240-pin Very low profile PC4300 Compact Flash Type I with 2 Expansion Sockets/Slots.You can update the graphic, by adding a better graphic card, on the mainboard.The ram can be upgraded to 2 gb ddr2 ram.A bigger harddrive, can be added, for more space.The cpu will be hard to find, it probably have socket 775, but this cpu is not available anymore.And not all cpu`s will fit the mainboard.Good luck
2/17/2013 3:19:49 PM • Packard Bell... • Answered on Feb 17, 2013

Moederbord rc415 heeft welke SATA=aansluitingen?

Heeft het moederbord RC415 SATA 300 of SATA-600? Kan er een SSD met SATA-600 op worden aangesloten?
12/9/2012 12:47:54 PM • Packard Bell... • Answered on Dec 09, 2012

HI, need help to open

I know its an old post but i can tell you this keyboard is infact GLUED in - getting it out without bending it is not easy. Even harder is getting it to clip back in at the top with even the slightest of bend or warp. The price of a new keyboard is a joke also so be extra extra careful anyone attempting this.
12/4/2012 10:53:12 PM • Packard Bell... • Answered on Dec 04, 2012

Pc wont boot, MCP73PVT board,

Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your "((MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE))" make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error hope this helps

9/17/2012 11:12:40 AM • Packard Bell... • Answered on Sep 17, 2012

Graphic card not working

try to unplug it from your Motherboard and re-install it with new settings !
9/8/2012 4:55:14 AM • Packard Bell... • Answered on Sep 08, 2012

Trying to rewire a packard bell media5118

click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll through all of your devices

if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark ? ! or a red X you will need to update the drivers for this device right click select update driver/reinstall driver

if you can see your usb device but its not working scroll to Ports(Com&Ltd) right click to update driver

if you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it

or you might have to download them

rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours


it might take some time being a freeware driver solution

note: it will find all of your outdated drivers

this is a free driver solutions they will automatically search for and find the correct driver also at cnet http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for IE: motherboard name sound drivers

http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/ free program, paid update available Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd restart your computer then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose DeleteAfter deleting the keys, close the registry editorReboot your computerOpen My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

hope it helps

5/16/2012 10:38:33 PM • Packard Bell... • Answered on May 16, 2012

Can i upgrade my packard bell 5090 motherboard?

No. And old isn't what your PC is......it's ancient. Packard Bell machines from that era were in proprietary cases, making upgrades difficult if not impossible. Additionally, the power supply will probably be underpowered and will may not have the correct power connectors for modern mainboards . It's time to part with the old relic and get a new one.
2/1/2012 1:58:12 AM • Packard Bell... • Answered on Feb 01, 2012

Cant install windows xp on packard bell pav80 mini

i have the same problem with the 3 pc here in my shop 1st problem is DVD/cd Drive can't read the CD even the CD is new and no scratches. but if i tried plug it to other computer and load other cd its working so i had a conclusion that the CD drive is choosing what DVD/CD to read. so i change the DVD drivenow it's ok it can read my window xp service pack3 and now its loading but the 2nd problem is, when window xp load it will suddenly stop and displaying error saying missing boot.sys.dll press escape to exit.now if this the same problem you are having. check your memory card.it seems that it has some inconsistency issues thy testing it using a memory card testing tools or have it replacei wish my little knowledge may help yourate me up if this solve your problem and let me know if i did help youtnx
10/24/2011 1:49:53 AM • Packard Bell... • Answered on Oct 24, 2011

On what place is the

it is usually found near the Cimos Battery it 2 - 3 jumper pins
10/22/2011 6:19:51 AM • Packard Bell... • Answered on Oct 22, 2011

I upgraded the RAM on

check your processor heat.http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/143
10/22/2011 6:13:22 AM • Packard Bell... • Answered on Oct 22, 2011


Issues with Ram modules not inserted properly, or not suited to the board, but more likely a failing CPU fan which is not turning as the computer is booted, check fan connections and use a multimeter set to 12 volts to see if there is a feed coming from the two outer fan pins on the motherboard (or try a other fan)
7/27/2011 7:54:23 PM • Packard Bell... • Answered on Jul 27, 2011

My Packard Bell ixtreme m3720,

I had the same issue with this motherboard and afterchecking all of the obvious stuff, PSU, RAM etc it pointed to what I suspectedfrom the start - The Nvidia onboard GPU.
This is the same type of graphics BGA (Ball Grid Array) chip that is constantlyfailing in laptops and I have seen it fail on an ASUS PC motherboard and nowthis Packard Bell / NEC MCP73PVT-PMmotherboard too.
You can repair the laptop motherboards (albeit mostly only for a limited timebefore it fails again) by reflowing the chipset with a heat gun (£10 - £20) availablefrom most hardware stores like B&Qsparkyuiop_0.jpg.
There is plenty of info to be found via Google and YouTube by searching thewords "Reflow Nvidia GPU". It is important though that you remove theheat sink (see picture) and cover the board in tin foil, exposing only the Nvidiachip for heating.
It is also a good idea to get some liquid flux first and dribble it under theNvidia before you heat it. The most important thing to remember is once it ishot, DO NOT PUSH DOWN ON THE CHIP!! LOL! That will be Game Over....
You may also find it a good idea to heat the entire board on a concrete flatsurface once you have reflowed the GPU so that it retains its original shapeafter being pulled about by the CPU heat sink. Heat the whole board only somuch that you can still touch it with your fingers and stay away from theplastic PCI slots as much as possible.
It sounds like a right mission but it is actually pretty straight forward andcan be done in under 30 minutes. Give it a go, if you toast your board at leastyou can be safe in the knowledge there was no other cost effective way torepair it.
Just to add, mine has been on for 3 hours now and it is still running sweet. Iam using a PCIe plug in graphics card though in the theory it will take theload off the Nvidia chipset.
Good Luck!

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7/9/2011 6:30:36 PM • Packard Bell... • Answered on Jul 09, 2011
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