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Day 12. Troubleshooting Storage Devices,... > Troubleshooting Motherboards

Troubleshooting Motherboards

Diagnosing a “borked” motherboard can be a study in frustration. If an accidental static discharge damaged some of the electronic components on the board, it may be next to impossible to trace down the exact fault. However, you can check some standard features:

• If a problem occurs soon after you’ve made a jumper or dip switch setting change, go back in and make sure the setting is correct. Jumpers and switches are tiny and easy to misconfigure.

• If the problem occurs right after flashing the BIOS, that’s probably the cause right there. Check the site from where you flashed the BIOS for instructions on rolling back the upgrade, or better yet, keep those instructions available before you flash the BIOS, just in case you need them.


  

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