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How can I test my motherboard with a multimeter?

I search in google, i found nothing about "motherboard check with a multimeter" there are only training videos in india about that. I want to find the broken fuse or capacitor or ship with this multimeter, and than to replace it. I know that there on the web are schematics for motherboards but i dont understand it. i hope some have a tutorial about that. sorry my english. Thanks.

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nekko, to diagnose your motherboard, you will definitely have the schematic. It is possible you could find a bad capacitor by performing a visual inspection. A blown capacitor will have a bulging top or some sticky liquid on the bottom. Your multimeter will have to have impedance measurement capabilities to measure the capacitors. To measure the IC's you will have to have the data sheet to determine the values as well as measurement points. As for tutorials, there are some good ones, but never anything really specific. That is something that needs to be learned. Good Luck.

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I will try to learn it, thank you oldturkey03. I hope someone have a tutorial about that, here is an example but to short and not much informations http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdHBK89Lo...

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nekko, if you'd like, you can download some guide and books from here

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Could have access to the guide, I am aswell trying to learn how to test motherboards.

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chpdude706 those ebooks are not specific to motherboard but are about testing electronic components etc.

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Hi oldturkey03, I am a ifixit all myself kinda person and would like to ask if you could give me keep and share rights to view your guides. I need a better understanding on using my multimeter for a multitude of things. And I am not ready to throw in the towel, when it comes to this motherboard. I think there is a poor connection at the display, or at the CMOS, but we will see.

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