Reply 20920 of 22090, by KCompRoom2000
Kahenraz wrote on 2022-02-13, 20:37:
Look for broken traces or missing SMD capacitors. This is the most common failure of vintage computer parts if it's not a busted capacitor.
There are no SMD capacitors on that motherboard. Though it's possible that I messed up the traces when I was soldering some of the capacitors, I was having a difficult time opening up one of the capacitor pads to the point where I felt like I might have broken its trace. I was doing the recap in two different times on different parts of the board. First I've replaced the capacitors that were known to be bad (most of them were bulged) a few days ago, didn't fix it. Then I've replaced every capacitor of the same brand last night (this was when I was having trouble opening up one of the pads), still didn't make a difference. I think this was a dead motherboard to begin with.