HP Computer - MotherBoard or Cpu fried? How can i tell?
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If the modem wan not even plugged in, its possible it just burned out. Haven't seen it happen with a modem till now, but i have seen it with a network card that had never even been plugged in to a network. not sure if it became fried due to static discharge or what.
I do wan't to check the slot, but i don't think that bent slots could be the problem, seeing as the card stopped working during the day, that is, i never even took the card out until i started working on it after it stopped working,... it is a brand name PC, and the card came in it... so unless pins magically bend, I don't see that being the reason for failure, the reason i would want to check it would be cuz of the work ive done lately... but i wouldn't have thought of that logical reason for failure myself ... i guess it just died... could dust or something else get into the slots and short it out or something like that? Thanks for everything...
-by the way, i bought a network card yesterday, and it seems to work good so far. The internal still not working...? is it possible for a surge to go through the modem, router, and hit the computer, hurt the computer, but not the modem and router?
Last edited by mitchell7man; 04-25-2007 at 11:30 AM.
Not the internal, and since i got the PCI one last night, i know it works on my windows partition, but i just reinstalled linux (I changed partition sizes etc.) and haven't had much time to see how it works on there, will get back to you soon on how the PCI one is working, but the motherboards LAN card is not working, thanks,
so unless pins magically bend, I don't see that being the reason for failure
A certain number of slots produced are defective, and a certain number of those get through QC, and some of those will work until continued expansion and contraction causes a card to creep out far enough to short. There's absoultely nothing magical about it.
Good luck figuring it out though... maybe the dust bunnies did it.