First post, by Roland30
Hello , i have a FIC PA-2013 motherboard , i wanted to put in a new system, the board was working fine for 30 minutes , after that it started freezing and had to restart to make it work, and made a squeeking noise at the cpu capacitors ( the small SMD capacitors in the middle of the socket )
Now the motherboard wont post at all ...
So basically i identified a mostfet that is really hot, near the battery , its a 9435A -30V P-Channel Enhancement Mode MOSFET.
I uploaded 2 pictures where the hot mosfet is .
What i've done :
Replaced the mosfet with a new one , replaced it again with a new one ( just in case )
Recapped all main capacitors with new ones.
Checked for any short ( ive checked all small smd capacitors , none of them are in short )
Replaced 3 cpu-s
Tried with 2 power suplies
Tried with at least 10 memories
Cleaned the board
North bridge and South bridge look good because i cannot identify any short.
Checked the 2 VRM-S near the CPU , not in short .
Removed all main capacitors like 13 of them and started the board without them ( mosfet still getting hot )
And yes the jumper settings for the cpu are okay.
Checked for any dirt between ( Sdram slots , agp , pci )
So basically i dont have any more ideeas, i will try to start the board tomorrow without the bios chip , and see if mosfet still getting hot , if it wont maybe some problem within the bios chip ? i have a programmer so i can make another bios chip.
Anybody can come up with some ideeas , because i have kinda ran out of them 😀
Come lets ressurect this board , its one of the best motherboards out there if not THE BEST for super socket 7 , it would be a shame for it to die 😀