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Fault finding and repairs to Motherboards.

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Hi All,

I would like to learn the basics of motherboard tetsing and repair but cant really find any course that suits. I would like to be able to find what component has caused a board to not work properly and if its feasable to repair or throw the board away.

Can anyone point me in the right direction or has any advice???


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In this day and age if a motherboard has an issue it's not worth fixing when you can get a new one for peanuts that'll usually be better than the one you've just scrapped and usually comes with a new warranty. On the basis a motherboard has literally hundreds of circuits and dozens of chips, it'll take hours and hours, days weeks and years to fix it when you can replace it in ten minutes flat.
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yep, a company that I work with does replace bulged caps on some boards just because they are proprietary and very expensive but beyond that even the $800 a piece boards are just tossed/replaced....
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