September 18th, 2002, 10:37 AM #1
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What causes a motherboard to go bad
In reference to the Post we need a young priest and an old priest. What would cause a MB to go bad?
September 24th, 2002, 07:07 PM #2
Geez......there are a ton of things that could make a motherboard go bad.
Incorrect voltage supplied to it, grounding of the pins on the back to the case, a scratch of one or more of the traces on the PCB, bad components from the factory.....the list could go on and on.Through the NIC, on the cat5, off the gateway router, out the cable modem...….nothin' but net.
September 24th, 2002, 07:22 PM #3
most common is static shock..In life one must Chill
September 24th, 2002, 07:33 PM #4
Temperature Overheat/extreme Heat-Cool cycles
Static Charge/Build Up
Internal from poor mounting / grounding / peripheral
External from phone line / Lan Line / Speakers / Monitor
Wall Outlet with a grounding prong that doesn't work
RAM chip failure
Video Card failure
CPU chip failure
Leaky CMOS battery
Foreign material that allows a short to occur
Dust - Conductive Thermal Compound -
Power Supply Failure/Out of Tolerance
Powerful Magnetic feild nearby
September 24th, 2002, 09:27 PM #5
I find that if you step on them or dump a lot of water on 'em....they have a tendancy to go bad.
May 20th, 2010, 07:46 AM #6
May 20th, 2010, 11:06 AM #7
Well lets see here.
the occasional fall
dogs knowcking over computer
kittens that don't quite know that a litter box exists
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May 20th, 2010, 08:47 PM #8
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... resetting CMOS with board powered up....
Years ago when I worked in consumer electronics store, I got an idea on how to sell the store's favorite high-end VCR model. I pulled the bottom cover off the unit exposing the bottom, foil side of the main board. Then I took a lamp cord with a AC plug on one end and bare tinned leads on the other. With wide-eyed potential buyers looking on, I had the guys attach the 110v ground to the chassis of the VCR, and then rake the hot lead all over the foil board.
Needless to say it was quite the show, sparks and all. We then would unplug the AC cord, stick a tape in the VCR, and show that it still worked fine. After that, the sales guys had it rather easy: "Nothing can kill this thing." It made work a lot of fun.
May 20th, 2010, 08:55 PM #9
You guys forgot a couple. . .
8 years of lying dormant until a new user resurrects it.
Bad/leaking capacitors.Unofficial TechIMO record holder for the number of times being added and removed from beemer's ignore list.
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