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[*] Post 444423 posted on 16-9-2011 at 16:08 Reply With Quote

Ok guys I am going to need some help/advice here. My Gateway Athlon PC motherboard has gone belly up. I can get a new MB fairly reasonable. Board

I have installed modems, video cards, HD ect. but never messed with the MB before. What important things do I need to watch for in (a) removing old board? (b) installing new board?

Should I remove the processor before removing the board and should I install it on the new board before installing the board? waveysmiley
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[*] Post 444424 posted on 16-9-2011 at 17:41 Reply With Quote

This isn't a bad guide, Delanti.


Probably a bit over-cautious, for me. But, I guess it's better than not being cautious enough. ;)
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[*] Post 444431 posted on 16-9-2011 at 19:15 Reply With Quote

The most tricky part about a new motherboard is not the physical fixing into the case (about 6 screws)I fit it with the cpu attached and the memory if you so wish.
no the hardest part for a newbie is the actual connections from the start button and reset button onto the mother board
these are about 6 pins that have a power wires and the Led wires and the sound wires and the reset wires go onto the mother board pins
make a note of which is which and and where they go take your time over this and don't forget the 4 or 6 pin socket from the power unit that supplies extra power to the board if this is forgotten it will never start jmb
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