Smokin Ultra Durable M/B

toshar

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Hi All

Apologize for not being active on the forum and updating posts when I need help.

System config - AM3+ FX6300, Gigabyte 970a DS3P, HyperX 12 Gigs DDR3, Rx 570 OC, CM Thunder 500w PSU.

The system was working gorgeously fine but didn't turn up again like two months ago suddenly. No accident and liquid spills noticed so far.

Issue- No boot beep or display., just blue cabinet lights comes on when I turn on the system, along with moving fan.

Troubleshoot I did :-
-Screwed out everything, cleaned everything, regreased CPU GPU PSU fans and die, plonked everything back = didn't boot. Behaved like same as it was before.
-Gave it to a know repair guy in Neheru place but he couldn't rectify the problem coz he didn't find spares so he returned the machine after 1 month.
  • Gave it to another apple repair guy and he returned the machine again saying he didn;t find spares to check whats wrong. Took 1 month.. 1 month for a repair guy who workes in Neheru place. A**hole he was..
  • Brought the machine back today, removed everything out again and left all in direct sunlight thinking this may rectify but it didn't.
  • I installed just 1 RAM and GPU to check if its working now but magic smoke started coming out near CPU heatsink which has 'ULTRA DURABLE' mark mentioned on it.
  • Tried it again with the diagnostic card installed and found same smoke just after turning the MB on.
  • Removed the 4 pin cpu power cable and smoke didn't came out.
  • No display or any boot beep was found in all scenarios.

Now

-Do we really have engineers left in Delhi NCR (probably Neheru Place) who happily accepts a m/b for chip level repair instead of saying "NAYA LELO"..
-What happens to old stock which was never purchased by customers? SCRAP ?
-Replacing the PC with new Ryzen is not practical and logical as it will cost anywhere above 20k, the one I was using happily running BF V at 60 FPS at ultra settings so ditching it is just not satisfying..
-Please advise and share details from where I can actually get this m/b repaired.
- I can purchase a new m/b if the service guy ensures that the problem is in M/b but not in RAM or GPU..

Please help.. using a mediocre 4 gigs laptop meanwhile..

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Thanks
 
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Desmond

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That looks like some serious damage. I don't think this is reparable. Perhaps it's time to retire your motherboard.

Old motherboards are generally recycled but rarely if someone has in stock you could get it but chances are slim, I think it would be best if you upgrade to a newer config.
 

ankushv

Journeyman
Mosfets look burned , and it may have taken some traces off too . You need to desolder the damaged mosfets and check traces after cleaning damaged area with ipa .

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quicky008

Technomancer
i think its the result of a botched repair job that was performed by that hack who called himself a technician.
 
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toshar

toshar

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@Desmond @ankushv @quicky008 @toxictaz
Negetive. Its beyond repairs coz of confirmed burnt traces. Cleaning it area made the PCB base visible. Wonder what caused this!.

Two things :-
  • Computer Empire or Neheru place has plenty of basic H81 mobo which can be paired with i5 3rd gen and would cost ~7.5K.
  • Wait for someone who can advise where to get old/refurbished board.

Few days ago there was an AM3+ socket mobo from some 'Consistent' Brand on Amazon.in with amazon certified for 3.5K. Its out of stock now, I should have got it instead of gigabyte.

C'mon guys, there must be some... some kind of solution to get this source again in India..
Requesting you all to please advise further course of action.
 

topgear

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@Desmond @ankushv @quicky008 @toxictaz
Negetive. Its beyond repairs coz of confirmed burnt traces. Cleaning it area made the PCB base visible. Wonder what caused this!.

Two things :-
  • Computer Empire or Neheru place has plenty of basic H81 mobo which can be paired with i5 3rd gen and would cost ~7.5K.
  • Wait for someone who can advise where to get old/refurbished board.

Few days ago there was an AM3+ socket mobo from some 'Consistent' Brand on Amazon.in with amazon certified for 3.5K. Its out of stock now, I should have got it instead of gigabyte.

C'mon guys, there must be some... some kind of solution to get this source again in India..
Requesting you all to please advise further course of action.

Try FB marketplace or olx to get a compatible motherboard or try aliexprees.
 

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
-Do we really have engineers left in Delhi NCR (probably Neheru Place) who happily accepts a m/b for chip level repair instead of saying "NAYA LELO"..

That's the truth as even the Engineer cannot give you guarantee how long the repaired MB will work. I had the mobo issue in the past and it was Gigbyte. Took it to the Gigabyte official RMA center where they charge for out of warranty repairs. I was ready to pay but the engineer after testing told me to buy a new one. :(
 
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