Hi-I'm not a guru but just replaced my old motherboard after the capacitors burned out. Everything is working well with the exception of my printer. I have a HP psc 2355 that worked just fine before the motherboard replacement. When I put in the disk, it says the printer is already installed but it is not in my control panel or list of installed printers. Upon installation, it also says it can't "find" the printer. I have moved it to different USB ports but it still doesn't find it. I am using a wireless mouse that uses the same USB ports just fine so don't think it's a port issue. I've put in the driver disk from the new motherboard and run the DX but it says that it's all there. Can anyone help? I've got some pictures to print! Thanks!
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Re: New Motherboard=no printer
Hi I am back again. I wanted to see if you reformatted your computer after you installed your new motherboard. If you did not , you had better do so, because installing a new motherboard and not formatting your computer first can cause a lot of problems and cause the activation status of Windows to quickly get lost.
Did the motherboard you replace come from a brand name computer? If it did , it most likely came with its own version of Windows and it is tied to the motherboard meaning you will have to buy a new license for your new motherboard. OEM software is tied to the original BIOS it was activated on at the time and is non transferable to a new motherboard. You can plea to Microsoft all you want but they wont budge :)
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Luckily that is pretty easy with modern motherboards.
1. Remove power and unplug all devices hooked to computer. 2. Open case. 3. Write down the location and orientation of all wires connecting to old motherboard. 4. Disconnect all wires from the case that are plugged into old motherboard. 5. Uncrew the screws holding the motherboard in the case. 6. Carefully remove old motherboard. 7. Install new motherboard and secure it to the case (probably using the same screws as the old MB) 8. Refer to diagram you made earlier to plug in all the wires to the proper places in the new motherboard. 9. Check and make sure the new motherboard works before closing the case. 10. If everything is working correctly, close up the case and you are done.
Hi, Do this, check-up motherboard capacitor parts (observe for burn,low voltage and open voltage) using voltmeter(tester) change and replace it. your motherboard loose and defective parts specially capacitor parts.try also clean your motherboard using contact cleaner or alcohol. need have continues beeping if hear that the motherboard working good. sample capacitor parts of motherboard.
Hi, Try this motherboard troubleshooting beeping code first. No beeping means short circuit,loose parts. One beep means everything is working good. Two beeps means CMOS error. One long beeps,two short beeps means video problem Three long beeps means keyboard error. Continuous long beeps means memory not detected. Continuous Hi-Lo beeps means processor overheat,loose blower fan heat sink.
If no beeps need to change capacitor parts of motherboard for burn, short and open leakage.
Hi. Do this solution first in the motherboard only processor installed need no memory.then power on your PC.if your motherboard no continues beeping.that need replacement of parts specially capacitor leakage,became big or burn parts. See beeping code.
Beep Code: Description of Problem:
Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals
Everything is normal and Computer POSTed fine
One Long Beep, One Short Beep
One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps
One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps
Three Long Beeps
Repeated Long Beeps
Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps
2 beeps = memory problems. Since you get them even after the memory has been replaced then the problem is in the motherboard itself. Check the capacitors for bulging. If you can't find ones or you can't replace them then the motherboard is dead.
How do you "warm" the computer, so that it will start properly?
Take a close look at the motherboard.
Look for those round "towers" with "silver" coloured caps.
They are capacitors.
If any caps are _not_ flat, i.e., they are bulging,
or if any caps show brown "rust" on top of the caps,
then those capacitors on the motherboard have gone bad.
Before your motherboard _completely_ dies, backup "everything" to an external disk-drive, verify that the backup has worked, and then either "trash" the motherboard, and replace it. You'll have to reinstall Windows onto the new motherboard -- find the CD/DVD set that you used to install XP.
unseat and reseat the CPU, make sure none of the pins on the CPU are bent.
Check on the motherboard for any puffy capacitors, good capacitors have flat silver tops where bad ones look puffy or pregnant. If you find any puffy capacitors then replace them with ones of the same UF rating and the same or higher voltage and make sure when you take the old ones off that the new ones go back on the same way with the colored side matching up with the striped side of the cap.
If there is no puffy caps on the motherboard then at that point you know the motherboard is bad.
i think the capacitor near by the USB port is burned out so there is no power storage or power supply for the USB ports so just have a check with the capacitors near by the USB ports if you are good at recognizing that problem .. otherwise just contact the motherboard technician .... he will have a check and if the capacitor is burned out he will replace it ....
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If the chip on the bord burnt after seating the video card, I'd be inclined to throw both the motherboard (as it'll not be safe or stable enough to use now) and the video card (as it likely shorted the board) away ...