First post, by philmac
I'm after some help with attempting to repair the above board. Normally I'd just replace boards like this, but trying to track down a replacement on eBay was difficult (I only found one viable replacement and I'm now using it). This board isn't a standard ITX so if the replacement fails, it's curtains for the PC using it so I'd like to try and get this fixed.
1) On powerup, the power LED, HD LED stay lit (full) and the fan spins up to full power.
2) There's no graphics output, either when using the built-in GPU or a seperate AGP card.
3) No beeps from the PC speaker.
4) The machine only powers off if you hold the power button in for 4+ secs.
Removing all other components (storage devices, PCI card etc) has no effect.
The memory, CPU and PSU are all known working components (I've tried spares without success, I've replaced the board with the spare and the machine happily powers up). I've inspected the board and to the best of my knowledge, I can't see any failed components:
I've got some basic electronic skills and repair tools (I own a multimeter and a soldering iron, I've repaired/replaced basic audio connectors before, but nothing as complex as this). Any recommendations on tools I should get, or things I should check with the board itself?
Are there any repair services in the UK who could do this kind of work, or am I best tackling it myself?
Any guidance or advice appreciated.