Troubleshooting Motherboards

Last modified on July 18th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

What’s the best way to troubleshoot a PC motherboard? In this module, we’ll show you how to troubleshoot motherboard problems such as heat, BIOS incompatibilities and failing hardware.

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  1. Martynas says:

    Thank you Professor Messer! We appreciate your efforts! =)

  2. James says:

    I work at a School Dist. A lot of older MOBOs seem to fail. Rebooting and BSOD. A quick look at the MOBO and you can see a leaking Capacitor. A lot will have a X on top and you can see a white crust on them where they are leaking out. If you see a bad Cap (Capacitor) then you know they are bad. I have never replaced any Caps before but something good to look at.

    Loving the videos. Hope to get my A+ soon.


  3. Lolo says:

    This information will prove invaluable to me in the future I’m sure.

  4. Raymond says:

    I’d like to start by saying this is a great service you are providing, a significant contribution to the community, and it’s apparent I’m not the only one that greatly appreciates your efforts.

    Back on topic… I’m from the old school and I remember we would use a can of compressed air to identify heat-related problems. Not very ‘green’ but effective. Of course back then you could also unsolder the chip, put a new one in and you were back in business. Can’t do that much anymore. Ah, the good old days.


  5. Shawn says:

    I was wondering i watch ur vids all day and i’ve got nothing but time so if i continue like this for three months will i be ready for the A+ exams by December i’m using other study mediums as well and thx for the vids vey much?.

  6. Polo says:

    How does someone update a driver? Professor mentioned that he inserted a new ethernet card and needed to update the driver for it to work properly. Does anyone know how to do that?