How To Repair A Motherboard
When you have a computer, you will eventually need to know how to repair a motherboard. If you do not know how to repair a motherboard, you have to have the money to pay a technician to do it or to have the money to buy a new computer. The process of repairing a motherboard often involves installing a new motherboard.
Things You Will Need to Repair a Motherboard:
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Torx screwdriver
- Anti-static mats
- Check the socekt type. If you plan to keep the chip, you need to remove the Central Processing Unit chip from its socket. If you do not buy a motherboard with the right type of socket, you will have to buy a different CPU. This may not be a problem if you buy a mother board with a CPU chip installed.
- Buy the new motherboard. You probably don not need to know this step, but if society needs warnings that a package of peanuts may contain nuts, other seemingly obvious warnings should not be excluded as well.
- Place the anti-static mat underneath the computer and clear the work area. Open the case using the screwdriver. Remove the wires from the computer's power supply. It is a good idea to leave the power supply plugged in to ground it. If you have not already figured this out, you should turn the computer off before doing any of the steps listed above..
- Examine the screws used to secure the motherboard. Newer computers require a torx wrench, although some still use Phillips Head screwdriver. Remove the screws from the motherboard after you remove the wires. If you are worried about the motherboard falling place the mother board on the side.
- Place the new motherboard in the case carefully. Use the screws you just took out to place the new motherboard in. Remove the CPU from the old motherboard and place it in the new one. Do not force the CPU in. One bent pin can ruin the chip.
- Reattach the wires from the power supply. Make sure all the cables are going to the right equipment. Reattach the cables from the power supply last. Put the case back on and restart the computer. If you have done everything correctly, you will have all your old information.