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Become A Motherboard Repair Expert


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#1 salifuj

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 05:56 AM

Hello guys

i am looking to perfect my knowledge of the PC/notebook motherboard. Does anyone know of an affordable or even a free course or links that teaches more about motherboards? Thanks



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 02:21 PM

I'm just curious...what would you like to learn about a motherboard?

 

Each one is somewhat different (if you believe the hype), but each one is basically built for one of the two CPU manufacturers...and the specs of each board will indicate certain functions which appeal to certain users.  Each will be somewhat different from its predeccessors...but all will perform the most basic tasks desired in a computer.

 

IMO, you don't need a "course" of any sort...you just need to start reading the various documentation and reviews which exist for motherboards.  If you do that, you will see the differences and the similarities...and realize that they are not so very different from each other but they cater to different prospective buyers/users.

 

But I've been wrong before :).

 

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 10:24 PM

I often take a client to the local computer store and point out all the options available on different motherboards.  You might try that and then do a little research on amazon.



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Posted 30 May 2015 - 11:13 AM

Salifuj, there are no "motherboard repair experts". They do not exist because, for most intents and purposes, a motherboard cannot be repaired except for some very simple module replacement or capacitor resoldering. The closest thing that you can come to what you are asking is by going to a major university and getting a degree in IT electrical design engineering which takes years. And even then you would be only designing the next motherboard for manufacturing. If one came in for repair and it wasn't one of those items I mentioned above you would not be able to repair it even if you knew which component went bad, because these things are created with dozens of feet of connections sandwiched in layers of plastic.

But...if you want to only know more about mainboards so that you can make a good choice for building your own computer, then the advice given by the guys above is excellent. You can also try Youtube, just search for "how to pick a motherboard" or something like that. I am sure there is a lot of information out there.


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Posted 30 May 2015 - 11:53 AM

I would start by getting the full specs for the computer you are using

--- Get the motherboard diagram of its motherboard if possible.

--- That way you can relate to the information on a unit you are already using

 

Ask us here on BC if you need help on that. That way you have reference to what you are already using.

--- You can also buy 2 troubleshooting block diagram charts: one for desktops, one for laptops if you wish

 

You could then move on to considering how to order motherboards for custom built computers

 

As mentioned you can get a degree in IT electrical design engineering: is that the level you are interested in pursuing? 



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Posted 30 May 2015 - 07:04 PM

Finding and understanding a logic circuit might be a good place to start.  Building a couple small PCB projects and research into surface mount components (SMC) technology.  Soldering skills only come from years of actual experience and can be very tedious on SMC boards but not impossible.



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Posted 30 May 2015 - 08:59 PM

I've taken two basic electronics courses in my life and the is a thrill like no other when you complete the course and are told that you will never replace a resistor, capacitor, or any other component on a circuit board, you will replace the circuit board. As others have stated you can do some repairs.  However, in the real world you will replace the board as it takes less time and effort.






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