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Windows 7: mobo tester

26 Feb 2010   #1
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
mobo tester

How do you test a mobo that can not power up in a PC? Is there a device to test for this.


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26 Feb 2010   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Bass:

Can you elaborate? What is it doing or not doing?
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27 Feb 2010   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Jimbo,

Does the motherboard show any sign of life? Have you tried an alternative PSU, and can you try the PSU from the suspect system in a known working system?
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27 Feb 2010   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 



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27 Feb 2010   #5
Stu49

Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
That's what I use !! :) Needs the m/b to have power turned on, then check codes for fault analysis :) U need a bit of knowledge though ! Not for newbies to PCs or electronics

Stu
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27 Feb 2010   #6
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Bass:

???? Please give us more info to help us help you!

I can say this, most often if you turn on system and no lights etc... the issue is with a PSU 80+% of the time. Good thing they are inexpensive... perhaps pick up a cheap one to test with. I keep a spare in my workshop just for that purpose!
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27 Feb 2010   #7
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Sorry it has taken awhile to get back. I work the golf proshop on the weekends. I know it's a hard job but some body has to do it.

I've looked over the mobo and I can't find nothing telling me has gone bad. Every thing looks good as far as I can tell.

The mobo in question is my old HP m8300f and CPU. That was the main reason for my first build which is up and running quite beautifully w/windows 7 for a month or so now. So to keep it short; I turned on PC and it worked fine for about 30 min., I left the room and came back and no power to PC at all. So contacted HP and they informed me that is was my PSU. I changed it out and still nothing. I contacted HP again and they told me it was my mobo or CPU. That's when I ordered new mobo, CPU and some other stuff for my first build. It all works great now. So I was thinking, is there a way to physically test a so called dead mobo and CPU. Is there a device that you can plug in or to suspected mobo to check and same with CPU.
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28 Feb 2010   #8
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

If the PSU you bought to test your old HP is the 1 you are running now then that old mobo & or cpu was probably the fault. Just because you see no physical signs of being bad doesnt mean there's not something bad inside . Mobos are multi layered... unless you have an electron microscope you might never "see" what's wrong.

But... now that you've got build #1 under your belt you will never go back to name brand PCs.

Bass: Hmmm NC and golf... Im thinking Pinehurst???
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28 Feb 2010   #9
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

That was my conclusion as well, I just thought there might be a way to physically test a dead mobo/CPU to really see if they are dead.

As for NC....Pinehurst....that's a little far and a big hit on the wallet...lol. More like Crystal coast and my local course.....free. Perks of the Job.
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