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How Can I get my motheboard users manual

Discussion in 'A+' started by Professor-Falken, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. Professor-Falken

    Professor-Falken Kilobyte Poster

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    How can I get my motherboards users manual, I bought this computer to practice with and it didnt come with any manuals.
    the motherboard uses a socket 370 . I am having trouble finding the places to insert fan power, Etc.
    could someone help.

    Thanks

    Professor if you need a picture I can send it.
     
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  2. tripwire45
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    Well...you could try googling "motherboard manuals". Here's the first helpful link I came up with.

    http://www.x86.org/intel.doc/intelmotherboards.htm

    Here's the results page that was generated.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=motherboard+manuals&btnG=Google+Search

    Google is your friend, Prof. I know sailing uncharted waters can be unnerving at times, but the information is out there. Also, somewhere on the mobo is probably the name of the manufacturer. If you can find it, go to their site and see if you can locate a section dedicated to manuals. If nothing else, you'll get an e-mail address of their support unit so you can ask them. Hope this helps.
     
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  3. zimbo
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    For a model number sometimes... alot of the 'cheaper' mobos only have model number... just google that!
     
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  4. Professor-Falken

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    Where do I find the model number of the motherboard. Could you tel me.

    Thanks
    Professor Falken
     
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  5. zimbo
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    it will either printed on the motherboard itself or underneath it on a sticker..
     
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  6. Professor-Falken

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    I cant find it anywhere could you be more specific.
    Would youl like a picture of the motherboard.
     
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  7. zimbo
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    this model number could be anywhere... its not like in a standard place... there will only be one printed number
     
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  8. Jakamoko
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    Go for it Prof. Make it as large and detailed as you can, but please upload it as an attachment as opposed to including it in your actual post.
     
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  9. Professor-Falken

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    OK - Hey thanks for all your help today.
    I feel like I am learning alot.
    Here is a picture of the motherboard
    I took out the fan and cpu and now I have to put it back together
    could you guys help.
     
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  10. Boycie
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    Prof,

    A great tool for finding out PC info without even taking the cover off is the utility from www.belarc.com

    Hope this helps
     
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  11. Jakamoko
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    Well, to be honest, there may not be too much to help identify the board in that pic. The next question is do you know what make the PC is ? If so, is there a serial number and model number, etc in a sticker somewhere on the case ? Also, when you took the case off, is there any info stuck to the inside of the case ?.

    Go back to the board. Scrutinize it carefully - is there ANY info that looks like a manufacturer's stamp, serial or model number. First lesson to learn here is how to be thorough in trying to use the information available to you. Also, can the PC get online ? If so, we should be able to get the info you need from an online scan.
     
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  12. Bluerinse
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    You need to get a higher res dig cam Prof :blink Sheesh, it's hard to tell whether it's a MOBO let alone what model. :biggrin

    This is what Belark advisor says about my lappy MOBO...

    Board: Hewlett-Packard N/A OmniBook N32N-733

    That might be the sort of info you need to start googling for a manual.

    However, you say you have taken it apart and now can't put it back together. There is a lesson to be learnt there for sure. As you dismantle things make sure you know how it goes back together. If you think it is going to get difficult, then make notes along the way i.e. the small blue plug goes in socket 3 or anything to help jog your memory.

    Is there any numbers on the board at all? If so google all of them :)
     
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  13. Professor-Falken

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    Hey guys I am going crazy. Cant find anything on the board or case. I think I will connect the necessary cables boot up and try to do what someone suggested an online scan.

    Will let you know how that goes.
    ok
    bye
    Thanks
    Professor Falken
    P.S. Any suggestions are welcome
     
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  14. Bluerinse
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    Have you looked underneath the board?
     
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  15. Professor-Falken

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    Yes , is do you have any other suggestions to help me find my motherboard book.
     
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  16. Bluerinse
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    Well we are at a loss to help because the pic you posted is not clear enough to see and you have a rare situation because there are no visible identification numbers on it.

    You have two choices, you can either power it up as best as you can and run the on-line scan or Belark advisor or both. Or you can take it to your local PC shop and ask them if they can identify the board or maybe give you the advice you seek on where to plug various things back in.

    The CPU fan quite often connects to a socket on the PSU loom.

    I am more worried about the bundle of small plugs from the front of the case, the power, reset, hdd LEDs etc. They are a bear to reconnect if you didn't make a note and don't have the manual.

    Good luck!
     
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  17. hbroomhall

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    Most motherboards have their model number printed on the board, a process known as 'silk-screen'.

    A photo of the board will have to be high-res for us to be able to get an idea of what it is.

    Post details of writing on the board, and on the bigger chips.

    Details of things like what processor is fitted - how many PCI slots etc would be helpful as well.

    If you can get it to boot as far as the BIOS then the BIOS number at the bottom of the first screen will identify the board.

    Harry.
     
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  18. hbroomhall

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    Thinking further - I'd be prepared to bet that the motherboard model will be printed in the gap between the PCI slots, and will probably start M7....

    (It looks PCChips'ish to me :unsure )

    Later - I've done more digging - I'm now fairly sure this is a PCchips board, possibly one of the M756 range with the SiS630 chipset.

    Harry.
     
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  19. Professor-Falken

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    Hey you guys are the best. Alot of interesting and ideas. Umm.
    I think found where all the case plugs go. And I know how to plug in the Hardrive and Floppy Cables, but the only probloem that remains is that a piece of plastic on one side of the Socket 370 interface broke so I am unable to hook on the heat sink and fan assembly. I posted a message about this but havent got many responses.

    More information about the motherboard:
    2 PCI slots
    1 AGP slot
    1 socket 370 cpu interface
    ATX motherboard form factor

    If there is anything else please let me know.
     
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  20. hbroomhall

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    Are you sure about that AGP slot? I don't see it in the photo, but it may be the angle.

    Look between the PCI slots - there should be a number like M756...

    Harry.
     
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