5 Ways to Know a Broken Motherboard


5 Ways to Know a Broken Motherboard

5 Ways to Know a Broken Motherboard


Netgenz - Technology  Computer and Internet  To find out if the motherboard you have is really damaged, then you need to know the characteristics of the damaged motherboard, the characteristics of the damaged motherboard, and the causes of the damage to the motherboard, as well as apply some of the ways to find out the motherboard is damaged below that you can do independently. Are you ready to find out? Let's talk about it below! Types and Function Motherboard Computer

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1. Observing the computer's heat level during boot-up

Under normal conditions, the average computer that is still functioning properly will feel hot if it has been operating for more than a few hours, especially when we use the computer to run heavy applications. However, when the motherboard has a problem, then one of the symptoms that appear is the computer will feel hot even from the first time it turns on.

The increase in temperature so that the computer feels hot can be caused by damage to the chipset IC on the motherboard and or the IC on the PSU, causing the temperature of the computer components to become hot.

To determine whether the damage occurred to the IC motherboard that you have, there are several things you need to do. The first time of course you have to disassemble the computer, then make sure that the components in your computer are properly connected so that nothing is loose or not installed. Also check fan rotation, heatsink conditions, various chipsets on the motherboard, and so on that deal with computer cooling system problems. Also make sure that the cause of the laptop overheating if you have a laptop, does not happen to your laptop.

After you make sure that there are no components that are not installed properly and that the cooling components are fine but the problems that appear are still the same, especially the appearance of excessive heat in the chipset area, then it's likely that your motherboard is faulty.

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2. Observing the BIOS condition

Another symptom that will be seen when your computer is damaged on the motherboard is the appearance of problems in the BIOS system owned by your computer. Either minor damage or severe damage, damage to the motherboard is very susceptible to affecting the BIOS condition.

Some problems in the BIOS that are usually caused by problems with the motherboard are as follows:

  • BIOS cannot be accessed in various ways
  • Cannot continue using the computer through the BIOS aka stopped in the BIOS even though there is an operating system
  • The computer turns on but the blank screen, nothing appears because the BIOS is damaged
  • The computer turns on but only stops at the BIOS logo and cannot be operated any further
  • and so forth.

If you experience some of the problems above, then most likely your motherboard and BIOS are experiencing problems that need to be solved gradually. To fix this, you have to reinstall the BIOS and fix physical problems on the motherboard that could cause damage to your BIOS itself, and ensure that the CMOS functions are working properly. If you are worried that you will not be able to do it, it is advisable to hire the services of an expert technician so that the condition of your motherboard and BIOS does not get worse.

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3. Observing the condition of the CPU and/or processor fan

On a motherboard that is experiencing damage, especially on the chipset or other parts of the regulator, one of the symptoms that will appear is the CPU fan and processor fan malfunctioning or functioning but not functioning properly. This can occur due to a disturbance in the flow of electricity to the fan caused by damage to the motherboard you have.


When it is confirmed that the CPU fan or processor fan in your computer is not working perfectly, then the steps you can take are to find out which side of your motherboard is damaged, then replace the component. In some cases you will need to replace your motherboard entirely because the damage is not possible to fix manually.

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4. Observe the beeps on the motherboard

One of the most common signs that your motherboard is failing is the appearance of a beep-like sound when your computer is first turned on. It's just that these beeps can indicate problems other than motherboard problems, therefore you should pay close attention to them. You have to know how many beeps that occur and what the meaning of the beeps issued by the motherboard that you have. To find out what the sound means, you can refer to the user manual of your motherboard which is usually provided or if you don't have one you can look for it on the internet.


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5. Observing whether the computer often turns itself off or not

A damaged motherboard will usually find it difficult to maintain a stable power supply or experience other problems that cause the computer to often turn itself off when we use it. In other words, if your computer often turns itself off, then turns on itself and turns itself off and so on over and over again, then there's a possibility that your motherboard is having a problem, although there's also the possibility that other components are causing your computer to shut itself down.

Then how to prevent the motherboard from being damaged? Of course you need to know why the motherboard can be damaged. In addition to knowing the cause of the motherboard being completely dead, you also need to know some of the causes of the motherboard being damaged:

  • Overheating of the processor
  • Damage to IC
  • Insufficient or excessive power supply
  • and so forth

Meanwhile, you can apply some of the things below to prevent your computer's motherboard from getting preventable damage. The steps are as below:

  • Ensure that the computer temperature is within reasonable limits so that overheating does not occur
  • Keep motherboard components away from dusty locations that can hinder the cooling process
  • Avoid dropping the motherboard hard
  • Check regularly whether every component on the motherboard is properly connected to the socket
  • Using a volt stabilizer to stabilize electrical power and voltage so that the power supply entering the computer is stable

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