IT.280 Week 2 Assignment Replacing a Motherboard
IT.280 Week 2 Assignment Replacing a Motherboard
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Replacing a Motherboard 1 Replacing a Motherboard Kristin Pachella IT/280 November 10, 2013 Chris MartinR Replacing a Motherboard 2 Replacing a Motherboard The motherboard is the center or the heart of the computer system, and once we find some issues relevant to motherboard efficiency, we must replace the old motherboard with a new motherboard. Below are the measures that are used to replace the defective motherboard: Measure one: To start with, you will need to power down the computer system, disconnect it, and remove the case. This is done so as to avoid any undesirable electric shocks. Measure two: After that, begin by detaching the electricity connector from the hard disk drive(s). Then we remove the data cable from the hard disk drive(s). Do not force them out. The ribbon wire is normally easy to take out. Occasionally the electricity connector can get jammed. Replacing a Motherboard 3 Measure three: Next, remove the PCI plugs and the video card. All the adapters which install in the motherboard openings are fixed to the back rail of the case having one screw each, although the screws are sometimes missing in systems which have been frequently handled. You may also get all the screws out simultaneously and place them somewhere to keep them from getting lost. Measure four: Normally, ATX motherboards have a sole 10 x 2, 20 pin connector for the electricity supply. The connection includes a simple latch that is released from the nub on the motherboard connector by depressing the top of the latch to take out the electricity supply from the motherboard. Plus you will need to take away the data cables from the old motherboard. Measure five: The motherboard is installed in the case with a number of screws in it; all of these should be taken out and again placed somewhere to keep them from getting lost. Measure six: The last set of connections that must be tackled are on the front panel leads which accompany the motherboard. This includes the LEDs for the hard disk drive activity and energy condition, the case speaker, and most important, the power switch. These connections must be stripped away from the motherboard. Measure seven: When all the contacts to the motherboard are finally taken out and the screws are all out, you can move the motherboard a bit and it Replacing a Motherboard 4 will pull away from the rear of the case. Now the case is there to mount the new motherboard. Measure eight: New motherboards must always have their own I/O shield, and we can check that the I/O shield now matches over the fresh I/O core, when we mount it in the case. Measure nine: The motherboard is mounted inside the case on an angle, with the rear side and the I/O core going in first. When the I/O core is correctly lined up with the cover, you can push the slots through the slots and place the motherboard upon the standoffs. Look for cables and wires having been stuck under the motherboard prior to beginning to secure it with the screws. Measure ten: Next we are going to make the most crucial motherboard connection first, and that is the power switch. It is usually marked "PW SW" or "Power SW" and the motherboard will be marked with "PW SW", "PON" "PW" or something just as cryptic. Measure eleven: Next, it is time to load the adapters back in, but in no specific sequence. The PCI adapters first, beginning with the modem, reinstall the audio card although the substitute motherboard has a built in audio as well as the AGP adapter that luckily was suitable for a fresh motherboard. Measure twelve: With all the adapters in place, fix them all with a one hold down screw on the rear rail. Replacing a Motherboard 5 Measure thirteen: Normally ATX motherboards utilize the 20 pin ATX power connector; however modern motherboards will always need a minimum of one more connection, often a 2x2 12V header, occasionally an additional 1x4 lead, as the kind utilized for the drives. Measure fourteen: All that is left now is to reconnect all the drive wires, electricity and data, which we undid when taking out the old motherboard. The current ATA slots are color coded to use with 80 wire cables and auto choosing master/slave on ATA drives. In case you have serial ATA (SATA) drives, it is even simpler, which is only one thin data cable for each drive. Measure fifteen: Plug the system in and switch it on. It is best to leave the case cover away for the time being if you have to adjust something or troubleshoot the installation a bit.
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