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Think I've damaged motherboard - how to replace?

Q: Think I've damaged motherboard - how to replace?

I think I have damaged my motherboard - I was trying to clone a 2.5" hard disk as an upgrade for my laptop, and managed to connect the drive incorrectly to the IDE asaptor I was using. Net result is that system setup is now unable to recognize any hard disk I connect to the IDE cables, though CD/DVD drives are OK. I've tried both IDE sockets, different cables, different drives, etc, etc. So pretty sure the motherboard is damaged in some way. Luckily my normal drives are SATA so ok for now.

But my question is (unless someone has a magic fix for the above) - how do I work out what motherboard to purchase as a replacement? The system is a Dell Dimension 4600 with a 2.6GHz P4 cpu. The motherboard has the following number on it - DS/N CN-02Y832-4811367-01S0 (and AA C23142-306).

Is there anything else I should bear in mind? Will I have difficulty getting the XP license to transfer OK?

Preferred Solution: Think I've damaged motherboard - how to replace?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Think I've damaged motherboard - how to replace?

You'll have to get the exact same motherboard, which means going back to Dell or buying one on eBay. Putting non-Dell boards into a Dell can be tricky and you are not allowed to use the Dell Windows XP license with anything except the mainboard that comes or is an approved replacement for the system.

But have you tried to clear the CMOS? There should be either a button, switch, or jumper to do this. Check the Dell site. And make sure the IDE just isn't disabled in the BIOS or set to None as that can happen.

You can also add a PCI IDE controller card to replace the IDE on the mainboard.

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Ok, so first let me say thank you for any and all help I may receive here. THANK YOU.

In 2008 I built my own computer and it worked fine. In a three or four years I added ram and no longer had a working computer. It got really hot, and I put the old back in but already damaged. I tried to buy a new motherboard like the one I had but it was discontinued then. So I set my homebuild aside and got a hp at walmart, which I still use by the way. Fast forward to today, and I want to get my homebuild working again, only better than ever. Which is why I am here, seeking a good solution to my problem.

motherboard mb gigabyte ga-ep35-ds3l p35 rt
cpu intel/c2q q6600 2.40g 775 8m r
graphics card vga evga 384-p3-n851-ar 8800gs 384m
power supply psu ocz600sxs 600w rt
ram mem 1gx2/g.sk f2-6400cl5d-2gbnq r
hard drive hd 500g/st 7k 32m sata2 st3500320as
card reader rosewill/rcr-102 rtl
dvd burn asus drw-2014s1t 20x rt
cpu cooler/arctic p4/acfz7-pro r

windows xp

Is there a modern quality motherboard I can just plug in, or perhaps this whole setup is so dated that it would be best to just basically start over with modern stuff and maybe reuse some components or maybe not. Opinions and advice appreciated. Thanks.

A:help to replace older damaged motherboard with new

I don't mean this in a bad way....but that system is about 7 generations old.

The only possible thing that be worth saving might be PSU, but if it was me I'd sell it as is and get what you can outta it and put it towards a new build.

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Have a PC running win xp pro that booted up with BSOD. Played around with it but could not get into HD. Put HD in as a second disk on another PC and ran chkdsk and it found many mant problems. Put back into original PC and it will boot but VERY slowly but I can recover many files that they never backed for the last 10 yrs. Got 1 apple pie so far.(:-.They never got any disks but I found the following on the HD.
55 mb fat elsa config
462 bb ntfs
3.55 gbfat unknown part
S0 - I could recover this disk - if it was a good one - but how do I copy/use those files to recover the original OS to a new disk???

A:[SOLVED] Replace Damaged HD

It sounds like the HDD is failing. Even if you could clone the OS to a different HDD the chances of many of the files being damaged and the new drive not booting would be huge.
Backup whatever personal files (Documents, Pictures, Music etc) and save them to an external USB drive. Replace the HDD and reinstall Windows. If this is a name brand computer (Dell, HP etc) you may be able to get a recovery CD from the manufacturer. Or you can just get a Retail XP disc from Craigslist or Ebay.

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My laptop screen was damaged and I could not find it on any portal or from any store which are nearer to us. Please help me for let me know about the compatible models and estimated cost .

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I HAVE ESTABLISHED THAT I HAVE A DAMAGED OR CORRUPTED FILE IN WIN 7. The file name is "Fltmgr.sys". Can someone tell me
how to get a new copy and replace it. I do have the OS disk. ?


How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43051.html


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I still in the 1st year warrenty ,my hard desk was damaged & was replaced by another,,,,can i download or get my previus windows  again ??thank u

A:My hard desk was damaged and i replace it by a new one can i...

Youki2 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! In terms of getting "your" Windows back -- no.  The only way to restore your PC to its condition before the drive failed is if you would have made an image backup of your PC -- which I'm guessing, you did not. In terms of reinstalling the same HP OEM Windows version to the new drive -- Yes, you can do that.  But, you would need the HP OEM version of Windows that came with your PC. You should be able to order HP Recovery Media in USB stick form using this link:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07143 However, I think HP will charge you for that order. To see if you can get it at a discount or for free (seeing as your PC is still under warranty), I would recommend that you contact HP Customer Support directly: If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If you have trouble finding a phone number, then try: 1 (800) 474-6836Good Luck

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This is the current screen I have: Lenovo SD10L27788 nt140whm-n41 I would like to have something better and brighter.Any suggestions?

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Hello,  I 'own an Ideapad Z710 for 3 years.I really take care of it, but unfortunately I accidentally damaged a keyboard key ( "5", "(", and "[") on my french AZERTY keyboard. It's not entirely broken as you can see (I'am writing from it) but the key is semi lifted up, as you can see on the picture above. So as well as touch is modified, I must press stronger on the key to use it, which is especially annoying when writing... and coding (C/C++) I tried to remove the key to replace it correctly, but it seems well tied, and I would want to avoid to damage it more :/ Is there a way to replace it correctly / buy a replacement key / replacement keyboard ?I did not find any guide to replace keys on these kinds of keyboards. Thanks in advanceThe damaged key

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I need a new screen for my laptop. I have killed a laarge area of my screen. which is most annoying. Where can I get a replacement?

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Computer was purchased 16 September 2009 at Future Shop in Ottawa Canada. It had Windows Vista pre-installed, but an free upgrade to Windows 7 was included in the purchase, with discs supplied by mail at a later date. The upgrade discs were ordered on-line. The discs arrived damaged in transit and were not able to be installed. Now I wish to take advantage of free upgrade to Windows 10, but don't have Windows 7 installed. Are you able to assist? I now live in Australia. HP's on line service help does not give option to ask this question, hence my poast to the forum. Is somebody fro HPP available to respond?

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I 'own an Ideapad Z710 for 3 years.
I really take care of it, but unfortunately I accidentally damaged a keyboard key ( "5", "(", and "[") on my french AZERTY keyboard. It's not entirely broken as you can see (I'am writing from it) but the key is semi lifted up, as you can see on the picture above. So as well as touch is modified, I must press stronger on the key to use it, which is especially annoying when writing... and coding (C/C++)
I tried to remove the key to replace it correctly, but it seems well tied, and I would want to avoid to damage it more :/
Is there a way to replace it correctly / buy a replacement key / replacement keyboard ?
I did not find any guide to replace keys on these kinds of keyboards.
Thanks in advanceThe damaged keyMod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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Hard drive no longer accessible. Have been able to remove it and access the data files, but it is clearly not in a healthy state so no point in reformating. Want to replace it with an SSD. I can see the Recovery partition. Can I just copy the recovery partion to the new SSD and try and run the relevant programme to reinstall, or do I have to install windows from scratch? Cheers. Soody

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Okay so my friend slammed down the screen of my tablet onto the keyboard and since then the screen has been overall dimmer. At the bottom of the screen it is brighter in spots which is the brightness the whole screen should be. Im certain its a faulty backlight so should I try and replace it myself or send it of to repair?

A:Should I try to replace a damaged or loose back light or sen...

Well usually a faulty backlight is all or nothing so it is either dark or light. Can you post a picture of what you are seeing. 

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Ii bought yoga520 on december 8th, 2018. Back side damaged while on folding.Service provider says it couldnot be rectified . What to do?

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Hi all !

Few days ago, I had a problem with my back-up PC (it do not more complete the POST, and only make long beeps), and the technician who checked it said that the problem is in my current MoBo (Asus P4SDX). As it is (thanks God!) within the warranty time, I will RMA it.

However, the specific model of my current MoBo is not much common (it's difficult to find it; at least here, in Brazil); so, I think that I will need to choose another model (from this same brand - ASUS or from any other brand).

As I am not an expert in these matters (far from this), I would like some hints/tips about Brands/Models of MoBos which could fit well in my current spec...

My back-up PC basic spec is:

- Processor: P4 2.8 533 MHz

- MoBo (socket 478): Asus P4SDX (damaged - to be replaced)

- RAM: 1.024 MB DDR 333 (Kingston Value Ram) - 04 sticks of 256 MB each one.

- Gigabyte Radeon 9600 XT

- 02 HDDs: 01 Maxtor 120 GB, 7200 rpm, ATA-133 + 01 Seagate 40 GB, 7200 rpm, ATA-100

- OS: Win XP PRO SP1.

Well, the pre-conditions that I would like to see in my next Mobo is stability and reliability. So, I think its very important to hear who has experience with determinated brand/model and do not have continuous issues...

In addition, it would be necessary that the MoBo would have 04 slots (I will fill all them), and that it support DDR 333 PC 2700 & AGP 8X.

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A:I need your opinion / hint to get a new MoBo (to replace my current damaged one).

what mobo u should get

well im relativeley new to this membership but i have been a technician for years, and in my 6 years' experience working with modern systems Intel has been the best mobo maker, followed by Gigabyte. An Intel D865PE board, with any options you want, would be your best option. they are currently inexpensive, but as Toms Hardware guide said, very well designed and built. the performance excels that of competetor's products, and it can overpower the expensive 875 series. it was also the last intel board to have a genuine raid controller on it. here in chicago it is listed for around 100 us dollars, 120 when i bought it in sept. 2003. it is also the last line of chipsets that will support your current CPU. rival products from Gigabyte are rumored to have equal performance and reliability, but gigabyte has a history of cheating on benchmarks and selling you a deliberately overclocked system unbeknownst to you. i have said intel board with all the features and am very, very pleased with it's performance and reliability. especially good is it's audio, IEEE 1394, and ram support.

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Hello,I'm in a prediciment & I'm not sure where to go or post.I purchased a HP ENvy 27" Touchscreen All-In-One  deskptop which arrived damaged. Screen is shattered & the support hinge that holds the screen from the base is also cracked and damaged.Paypal required a document such as an invoice from an unbiased third-party, such as a dealer, repair shop, appraiser, or another individual or organization that is qualified in the area that can verify the item is damaged or significantly not as described.I tried calling the HP parts line on 1800 227 8164 to receive a quote but the number is disconnected. If anyone can point me to a service which can help out it would be appreciated. It is an emergency as I need to respond within 2 days.I hope a HP consultant or a repair specialist can contact me asap.

A:Cost to Replace Shattered Screen & Damaged Hinge

@Envy_27, welcome to the forum. This is a peer to peer help forum. The only presence that HP has on it are the Admins and the Mods. Otherwise, none of us works for HP.  With that said, if you bought the computer from HP Store, you should contact HP Customer Support.  If not, you should contact the seller for help with your problem. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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there are damaged windows files ... have run "sfc /sannow" that tells me there are damaged files

i have the CBS.log file that i have read lists the damaged files

i found the following on the web to pull out the specific list of damaged files .... findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log (in elevated Command Prompt) it shows all the files it repaired and the ones it could not repair. And that is a manageable amount of data. Paste that into a Notepad, Word or Wordpad file and then it is easy to read.

i have not done this type of stuff before
i have lost the CDs ... bought windows ultimate about 5 years ago
if i buy another set of CDs win7 ultimate .... could i just search those CDs for the files and copy / replace them where i find the damaged ones on my pc ??
will these new CDs have the correct "update" level

an alternative may be to find the damaged files on my laptop >>> but it is win 7 64bit premium (vs ultimate) and single core processor

i could, i suppose, install the new CDs on my laptop but expect i would have to run windows update to get it "up to date" ??

appreciate your advice
PS as you can see below, i have several external drives so taking it into the "shop" is not very practical

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping ... Read more

A:Solved: how to replace damaged win 7 64bit ultimate files

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The motherboard on my envy 17t-k200 needs to be replaced.  The part number installed on the refurbished machine is 793272-501.  I have found a motherboard, part number 794984-001.  Is 794984-001 compatible with my envy 17t-k200? 

A:can i replace motherboard 793272-501 with motherboard 794984...

Hi, Yes as you can see on the list:      http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=794984-001 Regards.

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I was fixing my PC a while ago, and I installed two new RAM sticks because I'd concluded the RAM had been causing an issue(System Lockup, this happens on both Linux & windows so it's not a software problem). This lasted for about eight hours than the symtoms of the problem before began to occur again. I than took these RAM sticks and installed them into another Computer where the same symtoms became apparent.

A:Could RAM be damaged by the Motherboard?

is it the correct ram for the system, did you buy for example very slow ram?

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I was swapping out my PSU and inadvertenly plugged the ez_plug as well as the ATX plug into my sli motherboard which is using just the one graphics card. Would i have inadvertenly damaged the mobo,graphics card or PSU doing this?

In order to test the PSU does one need one of does specialised testers. I simply installed the PSU, turned on the rocker switch and using a simple voltmeter/multimeter tested the majority of pins on each plug using the com pin as ground?

A:Have I damaged my SLI motherboard, PSU or both?

1- EZ Plug and ATX 12V at the same time cannot hurt anything

2 - http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic55506.html

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I was swapping out my PSU and inadvertenly plugged the ez_plug as well as the ATX plug into my sli motherboard which is using just the one graphics card. Would i have inadvertenly damaged the mobo,graphics card or PSU doing this?

In order to test the PSU does one need one of does specialised testers. I simply installed the PSU, turned on the rocker switch and using a simple voltmeter/multimeter tested the majority of pins on each plug using the com pin as ground?

A:Have i damaged my SLI motherboard,PSU or both?

You should be able to pickup a PSU tester cheap from most computer shops. That or take it in to see if it checks out. That is assuming that you have it plugged in correctly now into your system and it isn't firing up.

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Dear all,
I recently emigrated to Germany, Hamburg. To transport my desktop PC (plane) I dismounted the GPU, hard disks and wifi card and packed all in the original boxes. I bought a bigger box than the desktop, and left the CPU, it's fan, motherboard and the other fans mounted, but all cables disconnected and fixed at some nice position. Everything was fine except for the CPU fan, which apparently was not so well attached. When I unpacked everything, the fan was at the bottom of the PC box and I feared that it might have damaged the mother board during the trip. After mounting the computer here in Germany, everything was working fine. But after 5 days, when I turned the PC on in the morning I had no sound!

I tested the headset on another device and it works fine. I have tested the sound of the computer on windows 8.1 and Ubuntu (dual boot) and the problem remains. I have tested to reconnect the audio cable (for the front jack) and reinstalled audio drivers more than once. I noticed that the back panel results in absolute no sound, and in the front panel intense static is heard and a bit of (whatever sound I am putting) can be heard.

1- Might the fan have damaged the motherboard's audio? But if so, why only on the 5th day did this start...?
2- I am considering going to a PC store in Hamburg (I'm new to town so I don't even know good places...) to pay at least 50? for them to check the PC. Although, if the motherboard is damaged, I wonder if they will... Read more

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my computer has recently lost a file called windows/system32/config/system

and my computer could not start up. Some screen came up which i could not remember what it said (it was a blue screen with an error message) and this happend while i was trying to format my computer (it happend while the xp boot disk was loading) i reset my computer and then when i put the boot disk in my computer could not read the disk was in. I have now bout a new hard drive, motherboard and now my computer works. Does this mean that my old motherboard somehow got damaged?
ps: If you think it could not read it because of my cd-rom drive it isnt because it is working fine now.
pss: I need to know if the motherboard is damaged because i want to resell it.

psss: it is a pentium 3

A:is my motherboard damaged?

Short of actually testing the MB, there's really no way for someone here to know if it's damaged.

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Last night I installed an Asrock 939dual board in a new case. In the manual it says not to use 3.3v agp cards because it can damage the motherboard. So I look up my agp card (geforce4 440mx) and find it's a x8, so has to be 1.5v right? So I think everything's ok. When I install this board and switch on, I get a slight crackling noise and a small puff of smoke from the agp card.

OK, I know that card is finished, but do you think I've damaged the mobo? It was an old video card so might have just died on its own right? There are no burn marks on the mobo. Would be gutted if that's gone as well. Could I have damaged the cpu or ram as well?

Thanks for any insight!

A:Motherboard damaged by agp card?

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

It is possible that your mobo/cpu has been damaged.

However, without trying a different video card you won`t find out for sure.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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I have used ASUS P5Q-EM motherboard since January. It had 8 GB (a couple of paired 2x2048 kits) Corsair 1066Mhz RAM (dual-channel). It had infrequent crashed which I was unable to determine what was the cause. I installed them in pairs.

Two weeks ago, Windows 7 highlighted that 1st kit of 2x2048 RAM was faulty which are replacing. Two days ago, 2nd set of 2x2048 became faulty too.

I discovered that those are compatible to asus p45q-em motherboard if properly applied according to the ASUS mobo manual/guide (P5Q-EM Manual). So I got replacements for those faulty RAMs which I will sell them off and buy 2 x 2 kits of RAM in total 8GB which works in 2xpairs with the accordance to the manual

Corsair RAMs I used are dual channel kits but does not work in pair on my mobo which caused instability and damaged my RAMs. According to the manual, it can be used a single channel only. I learnt the hard way that a certain paired kits of RAM does not always works on dual channel mobo. eg corsair twin dominator (CM2X2048-8500C5D)

So i had to get RAMs that support 4 modules,which meets the asus mobo manual's compatibility list, inserted into blue & black slots as two pairs of Duel-channel memory configuration. eg 2 x 2 kits of 2048 Geil (GX24GB8500C5UDC) works on Asus p4q em mobo.

I found RAMs are faulty by using memtest86+ and windows diagnostic test. But how do I determine that my mobo is not faulty and wont affects my new RAMs? Can faulty RAMs affects my mobo?

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A:Is my motherboard faulty after damaged my RAMs?

Althoug Time Consuming, the best method would be:

1) Remove All RAM from the system

2) Insert the 1st module in the very first DIMM slot.
Test & record the results.

3) Remove the module and set aside, and put in the next module
(Still in the very first DIMM slot and still only 1 RAM module)
Test & record the results.

4) Repeat until you have tested all RAM modules in the Motherboards first DIMM slot.

At this point you may have all of them Pass, Fail, or a combination of both.

keep things organized and recorded so you know which failed, or passed in that slot.

Move to DIMM slot 2, testing a single RAM module (repeating step 1 & 2)

Continue the process onto DIMM 3 and 4 etc.

This process will help you pinpoint if it is in fact a RAM issue, or a MOBO issue.

For example, if Module 2 fails in every slot, but Modules 1,3 & 4 pass .... Then Module 2 is likely defective.

If all 4 modules pass in say DIMM slot 1,2 & 4, YET Fail in DIMM slot 3 ... The RAM is fine, but the Motherboards DIMM slot 3 may be defective.

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Hi , 

With recent upgrade of Windows 10 upgrade, my computer XPS 2710 totally black out.  I have been told that mother board is gone and have to replace. With the replacement Mother Board , I think I am required to re-install the Windows 8  and I think it will ask for a Product key , since it is a replacement mother board. Please advise, with the faulty motherboard, forced to replace the Motherboard. how will be go with the reinstallation of Windows 8.   With so many details in the forum about the faulty motherboard of XPS 2710 just because of the Windows 10 upgrade. I am planning to fall back to Window 8 with the replacement mother board, pleaser advise.


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I will have to build my own PC for the first time, and i just herd about static damage to motherboard. How often does that happen? How careful do you have to be?

A:Is is common for a motherboard to get damaged by static energy?


Yes. It is very possible.

Google the topic and you find that the voltage of the static discharge can be unbelievably high.

Always, as a minimum, touch the metal chassis to discharge yourself into the metal chassis/frame.

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I have a HP laptop which has a damaged motherboard because of a bad power connection. I bought USB 2 IDE ROSEWILL|RCW-604 RT and used it to transfer all of my husbands saved documents to an external hard drive.

He still needs an email (preferrable several of them) from the hard drive. I found Outlook Express in Program Files but it won't open. Perhaps because my new computer has Vista which doesn't run Outlook Express?

Can anybody tell me how to get his emails from the hard drive?

A:Need to retrieve emails from laptop with damaged motherboard

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I thought I posted this already but don't see the thread anywhere so here goes... again.

I have a laptop with a damaged motherboard due to a faulty power supply. I purchased a IDE cable that I can connect to the hard drive of the laptop to retrieve documents. I've already used it to transfer the My Documents folder which is great.

But... my husband still needs some of the emails but I don't know how to find them.

I attempted to open Outlook express but recieve an error message perhaps because I don't have Outlook Express on this computer.

Can anybody tell me how to get his emails?

I have an old computer with OE on it but hate to have to set it up and install drivers if there is an easier way to do it.

Somebody told me that OE stores emails in My Documents by default but I don't see them anywhere.

A:Need to retrieve emails from laptop with damaged motherboard

Your original post and the reply is here http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/657119-need-retrieve-emails-laptop-damaged.html

You can find your posts using the search tool at the very top, just click Search for My Posts.

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Hi, I have a Toshiba Satellite L500-13C with a motherboard totally damaged, and despite it is an old PC, I need it for the University. So I want only to know what is the serial number of this motherboard (if it exists), or the Motherboard model that are compatible with my pc, in order to buy it on Internet, because in the shops the cost are really excessive. Sorry for my English.

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I recently had a very strong magnet. The magnet was then stuck (By a child) to my laptop. I then had errors on boot. I tried reinstalling Vista with the restore disk, but I recieved "Error - Cannot set temp path".

I today purchased a 250gb harddrive (a upgrade from my 120gb), and then Vista installed fine.

Now it runs fine, but I get bluescreens after random amounts of time, with errors involving a windows file. Unfortunately, I don't have the bluescreen error details at the moment. I have however uploaded the 3 minidumps from the 3 occasions.

Is it possible that another part of the computer was damaged by the magnet? Ram?



Minidump: http://rapidshare.com/files/196073665/minidump.rar

A:Magnet damaged my harddrive. Replace harddrive but now bluescreens? (with minidump)

hi have you tried running your av and malware progs to eliminate this as a possible

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Since pure alcohol, for example pure Isopropyl alcohol and distilled water are supposed not to conduct electricity. What would happen if I dipped a turned-on PCB into it? . What would happen to a motherboard?

A:Would a PCB or motherboard be damaged if dipped into pure alcohol/distilled water while turned on?

OUCH ! Your assumptions may be spot on, but OMG why would one try this?????????

There's something called 'leakage' - - current flow when it's not expected.

I was working in an aerospace lab and the the EE had me perform an experiment because I said "the resistivity of the salt water was too low and leakage would trigger the device". So we got a bucket of salt water and dropped the device into the bucket - - precisely 30 seconds later (the designed timeout), the bucket erupted and salt water spewed everywhere [yes, the device was an explosive link].

The trigger point for the explosive was <500ma

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My system is 4 years old.

The motherboard is a MSI - MS 6585
Chipset SiS 648
ATX Form Factor.
CPU - Socket 478 for P4 processors (Willimate 478 and Northwood 478)
with 400/533 MHz (100/133Mhz QDIR)

Mine is a 2.8 GHz

I have 1GB of RAM - PC2700

I cannot seem to find a replacement mobo.


This is my first time changing a mobo.

Because my CPU and chipset are as above - am I restricted to what
replacement board I buy?

In other words, do I have to locate a motherboard with the
exact specs as my old board has?

Or can I upgrade to a more modern one.

I'm really in the dark here - any help would be appriciated.

Thanks, Stephen

A:Best way to replace 4 yr old Motherboard?

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Running XP Pro, If I replace the motherboard, will I have to reinstall XP? I am tyring to do this as painless as possible. If there is a way, Please help.

A:Need To Replace Motherboard

It's always best to do a clean install of your OS when changing the motherboard in order to prevent any sort of driver / hardware conflict.

However, there are ways to avoid a full install of the OS. Read through the following links:



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I just ordered a new Asus A7V333 motherboard and would like to replace my old ECS motherboard myself.

I know how to physically remove the old one and put in the new one but what I'd really like to know is if I need to delete any or all drivers that pertain to the old motherboard (audio driver and such).

Any other advice to make the transition any smoother would also be greatly appreciated.


A:How to replace a motherboard

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I have an HP Pavilion Elite i7-920 quad core processor; (Pegatron) Truckee motherboard UL8E with LGA 1366 socket; 6 (240 pin)DIMM slots; with PCI-e slots, a Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 dedicated graphics card; 1 Tb hard drive; a DVD R/RW (dual layer),and a Blu-ray player and Delta Electronics 460w PSU (Model# DPS-460 DB A). I had an issu with my computer trying to bootup after pugging it in the power supply light abd fans would come on then the fans would go off and the power light would go off. It would do this a couple of times before it shut off completely and I had to unplug the power cord. I was told my power supply unit was bad. I ordered a new power supply for my computer, however, Researching the power supply issue I was told I could trouble shoot the problem by disconnecting and removing everything but the Motherboard and CPU. After disconnecting everything from the MB,  I reconnected the ATX CPU 4 pin connector on the MB and pluged in the power supply. The green power supply light stayed on. I unplugged the computer and reconnected the 24 pin ATX power connector on the MB and imediately the green power supply light went off. With this result I have to believe the Motherboard bad and the root of my problem. Therefore I am looking to replace the Truckee UL8E motherboard HP part # 594415-001, however, HP does not offer a replacement MB. Can anyone provide information or recommend a compatible MB regarding this matter I would appreciate it, thank you.

A:Replace Motherboard

Well, being that those are getting hard to find, you might need to go to EBayhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Pavilion-Series-IPMTB-TK-Truckee-594415-001-594415-002-517194-001-Motherb... or   http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-M9000-DESKTOP-MOTHERBOARD-IPMTB-TK-TRUCKEE-594415-001-594415-002-517194-0...

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If replaced original Foxconn N15235 motherboard (2007):
chipset P4M890
Southbridge VT8237A
CPU quadcore Q6600 2.4 GHz (socket LGA 775)
with this one:
Asus P5KPL-AM rev. 1.02g
Chipset ? Intel? G31 Intel ICH7
FSB ? 1600*/1333/1066/800 MHz (*1600 is overclock speed)
With the same ram and CPU, Windows 10 is able to start?
Of course afterwards It will necessary to reinstall driver.

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So I have been out of the loop on PCs and particular gaming PCs for a while. However yesterday I have found out my current PC which I built has decided to start failing on its RAM slots which is never good. It's sometimes POSTs and other does not

So my question is two phase can anyone recommend a good 775 chip set mother board that supports DDR3 RAM so I can try and get this PC working again. My current board is an Asus P5kc which is running an adapted 3.33 Xeon CPU X5470 I think


A good motherboard / CPU combo that I could buy. My video card is old it's a Radeon 5850 so will might need to look for one of those but I have a good PSU and case (ATX ) and 3 HDD one of which is SSD. So looking at what is out there now.

Any advice or tips is good looking at Max budget of 500 for rebuild and about 60 for 775 motherboard ( that bios would support a Xeon)


A:New PC or replace old 775 motherboard

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Hello I have emptied a full glass of water into my laptop. I've send it to repair and they concluded that the motherboard is dead, and the price for a new motherboard is more than the price I payed for the laptop from the beginning. My last option is to replace the motherboard with a used one myself, and so I will. Now to the question: Can I use an other motherbord than EXACTLY the model in my laptop? I have done a lot of research, and it looks like most Y50-70 motherboards are identical. My y50-70Model Name: 20378S/N: CB34625474CPU: INTEL CORE I5 4200H 2.80GHZGFX: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860m The motherboard in my dead laptop is 5B20F78766. SHOULD it then be the EXACT same model (5B20F78766) i replace it with?orCan I replace it with any y50-70 motherboard (for example with i7 and GTX 960m)?or Can I replace with an other motherboard with the same Model Name (20378) but better specs? I hope you guys can help me out here

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Hello, i got some problems with my notebook motherboard and it needs to be replaced, i just wanna make sure that im looking for the right motherboard model. My notebook is a HP Pavilion 17, amd a8 beatsaudio. I found these in amazon: https://www.amazon.com/762526-501-15-P-15Z-P-Motherboard-DAY22AMB6E0/dp/B01IY3ZTDM/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?... and i wanna know if this one works for my notebook, thanks.

A:Motherboard replace

Hello @AReiser,  There are muliple models in HP pavilion 17 Series. Please reply to this post with complete Model and Product Number of your Notebook Click the below link for a guide on locating this information:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108 Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee  

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My motherboard recently died and I don't know much about motherboards so I was wondering if the motherboard I found can be used to replace my old one.
New Motherboard
Old Motherboard
Thank you!

A:Can I Replace my Motherboard with this one?

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I need help badly ?

I have two very annoying intermittent problems with my Windows 7 PC that I built myself back in September 2014. This is my first build. I think both issues are related.
1-Unexpected reboots.
All of a sudden, my PC reboots by itself. All temps are OK. No overheating issues in Speccy. I tried to to put in good quality parts and avoid cable clutter with good cable management when I built that PC.

This build is for general computing only (Internet, email, watching movies, burning CD/DVD, listening to music, paying bills, submitting income taxes online etc...You get the picture, I'm sure).

No gaming, no video editing, nothing very demanding.

2- When I try to reboot, I get no signal to the monitor. The PSU (Seasonic M1211 bronze evo 520w) is turning, fans are turning (all of them, without exception).

Once, in an attempt to get the PC back on, I shut the PC down for about 20 minutes and the PC started normally after. Then it was OK for a while (could be a week, 2-3 weeks--it happens occasionnally) before it happens again upon rebooting.

Another time, I waited about 20 minutes but the PC would not start after. I pulled out the power cords of the monitor (Acer G235H), and that of the PSU and turned off the PSU switch in the back of PSU. Then I plugged everything back, turned the PSU switch back to on and the PC rebooted normally. Just do not know what the problem is. It is very annoying and hard to diagnose because the problem is intermittent. I che... Read more

A:Do I need to replace the motherboard ?

How long did you run Memtest for? One pass or multiple passes? Have you checked Event Viewer for errors? Are your drivers up to date? I had the same problem recently, but it had been somewhat unstable since it was built, but problem got worse over time. I tested the memory and it passed, but I kept getting BSOD with memory error references. I ended up changing the memory and so far its been running smooth, not one single BSOD or errors in the Event Viewer. I guess my memory chip just wasn't playing nice with the MoBo.

As for some of your questions. If you purchase the same exact board, in theory, it should boot up as normal with no need to do anything else.

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Hello my friendsLook for Lenovo's Callo address in LebanonI want to repair my G50 laptopMotherboard has broken how can I switch and repair the device??

A:Motherboard G50 replace

Hi TahaAlokla,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
If you need help with the repair, you can call in technical support.
TechnoMania: +961-1-514 0031283(Inside Lebanon)
9:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday
You can also use this locator or check here for the other repair centers.

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Hello guys, i have this notebook: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-17-f000-notebook-pc-series/6936220/drivers wich i need to replace the motherboard cuz it's not working anymore... can you help me telling what motherboard exactly should i buy? and where i can find it in the internet (amazon, ebay)

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Hello guys, I assembled my desktop three years back with I5 650 processor - Socket LGA1156 | 4 GB DDR3 RAM | Intel DH55TC Motherboard. Recently I started having issues with my motherboard and system does not start. When i gave it for service, I was told that I need to change the motherboard which would cost around 8-10K. I was also suggested that Motherboard plus Fourth Gen Intel processor costs around 15K and its better to get a new one as the I5 650 is relatively old which might stop working soon.

Appreciate any suggestion.

Thanks in advance.

A:Motherboard not working - Fix or Replace?

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