Which of these would be the best way to troubleshoot startup errors on a motherboard?
A) Check for continuity with a multimeter
B) Connect to an expansion slot with a POST test card
C) Use a loopback plug on the Ethernet port
D) Confirm the storage device voltage levels with a power supply tester
E) Run diagnostics from the Windows Control Panel
F) Put down those jumper cables
The answer: B) Connect to an expansion slot with a POST test card
A POST test card can provide you with detailed diagnostic information during the motherboard startup process.
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If you need to troubleshoot your computer, then you’ll need the right tools for the job. In this video, you’ll learn about multimeters, power supply testers, loopback plugs, and POST test cards.