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Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 09-08-2018, 08:54 PM
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Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

...not to mention any SMDs that may get hit with the tip! (I had to heat the legs on the front side of the board a few times to get them to punch through the holes. Tricky with a really hot and large...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 09-07-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,311
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

She works like a charm! The boot order got changed in the BIOS somehow, but other than that I managed to keep everything intact, including drive order and letters. :-)

Thanks again for everyone's...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 09-05-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,311
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

Finally tackled this and got'er dun today. Finished product picts included; With a disclaimer on the board work: I am obviously not a technician, and these required a LOT of heat (I bought an 80w...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 08-31-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By stevekasian
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 08-27-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,311
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

Appreciate the advice, thanks.

As for the caps, I just want to make absolute sure before I replace them (I just received them in the mail today): The originals are 6.3v, and you recommended I...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 08-23-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,311
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

And, of course, you were correct (as y'all pretty much always are!) on the CPU - The board has a 6 core CPU on it, not an 8. My bad...

SK
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 08-23-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,311
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

My bad; I glanced at the search results page I linked to (with a bad link, mind you) and misread what I saw.

They are, indeed, 8mm OD with 3.5mm spacing.

(And DOH! The board says "ACER, Inc."...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 08-22-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,311
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

Some additional info: As it turns out, the "darkening" of the board around the CPU was actually due to dust collection there. So there is no visible heat-related discoloration there, which is a good...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 08-22-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,311
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

Thanks for the input; However, this is likely not an OEM Acer board, as it was purchased retail from Tiger Direct or some such website.

The PC overheated due to dust collection in the CPU heat...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 08-21-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,311
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

Thanks, everyone. Much appreciated help and info.!

Now that I think about it, it does have an 8 core AMD CPU, but not sure which one. I also know that the computer it was in was built as a custom...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 08-21-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,311
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

Thanks. It says: M/B MBGAY0900103300072EK01, but I don't find anything for that part #.

Please find picts attached. (Please disregard the first one - it's blurry.)

No information on the board...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 08-20-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,311
Posted By stevekasian
Unknown Motherboard Recapping

Hi,

I have a friend who gave me his old motherboard to recap.

I am only replacing the visibly bad caps around the CPU, as he allowed the heat sink to become clogged with dust and it overheated...
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