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0answers
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Monitor won't turn on

I have an Acer flatscreen that works properly (I've tested it), connected to a graphics card that also works properly (also has been tested), and still it does not respond when I turn the computer on ...
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1answer
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One motherboard crashed. Changed and wants to crash again

My computer started to freeze randomly. I was pretty sure it was the hard drive that was starting to fail. Before I could change it, the motherboard was completely dead. I bought the same one and ...
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0answers
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Repairing traces on motherboard, will it have an effect?

I have an Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z. While installing the standoffs for mounting my waterblock, the pliars slipped and I damaged 3 traces. Scraped it down to the 1st copper layer. The three traces ...
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1answer
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Laptop Motherboard Diagnosis/Repair (No Power)

I recently got a job (1.5weeks in) as a 'laptop/component repair tech' in a small shop and I'm in over my head. I've replaced/re-soldered AC/audio jacks before and can strip down a laptop to diagnose ...
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5answers
662 views

Any chances of fixing a broken mainboard?

I've got here a Thinkpad T60 which has, according to phone support, a broken motherboard. Is there any chance that I can fix this? (I fear not…) When I press the power button it lights up all the ...
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3answers
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Broken Motherboard Trace

When you're fairly certain that a motherboard trace is broken near the CPU (i.e.: you suspect heatsink / fan was improperly inserted) is it advisable to attempt a repair? I've heard that it can be ...
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10answers
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How to troubleshoot a computer not booting up when powered on?

I can turn on my computer and sometimes it will boot up just fine. After a while of use, days or even a week, when I try to turn it on, it powers up, in that the fans spins up, the power indicator ...