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#1 Rollbar

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 11:58 PM

I have a late '95 HP machine and from what I can tell the mother board is burnt but can't see anything. I've been on different MFG sites but I (newegg.com , was recomended) am not sure what mother board will work for the PC I have. I would like to fix it for my wife to use.

If you know of another MFG (cheaper) then by all means please let me know.

A little background on it.

Plugged in a ZEN (I-pod type of deal to charge it) & smelt some smoke, just like a puff. PC froze up & I shut it down. Would not restart. Can't see any burn marks on the MB, power supply seems to be working, all fans/lights work. I unplugged the power cbl from the H-drive & nothing, then I unplugged the gray strip as well as the power cbl to the HD and nothing shows on the monitor. The monitor will not turn on, just the yellow light comes on like on stand by.

Sorry for the long post but ............

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:17 AM

P8657-69002 and/or 5187-5628 should be the motherboard part number.

Only advice I have is to "Google" that number and see what the price is. Looks to be a fairly common board. I found a high of $250, and a low of $110.

I did find this: https://www.serversupply.com/products/part_....asp?pid=111677

You really need to pull that motherboard and get the part number, especially the revision number, to make sure parts will swap.

Edited by dpunisher, 19 May 2010 - 05:33 AM.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 10:04 AM

Oh, thanks, I didn't know that (swap #'s). I'll check it out.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 10:13 AM

FWIW: For a system that aged...I would just buy a replacement system, rather than throw money into near-obsolete parts/components that cost more than they are worth (IMO).

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