Motherboard is a very important component of the computer. Most of the hardware problems occasionally occur in the motherboard. You can troubleshoot a motherboardby yourself because it is very tedious process to hire a professional to repair and clean the motherboard.
In order to troubleshoot some of the basic problems that you may have with the motherboard, please follow the steps outlined below:
The first step is to backup everything present on the system. May be you are experiencing some hardware issues. It is very important to back up the data on other data storage system like external hard disk to avoid data lose during hardware problem.
Now you have to notice the problem or issues you are getting, try to reproduce the issue again so that you know the symptoms. Now the next step is to isolate the problem; if you are not getting the power then the problem can be in power cords or wall outlet. So check these also before replacing a motherboard. You are trying to run everything but things are not working; check for the loose connections on the motherboard.
Now you can also remove hardware parts which are not necessary to functioning a computer and check for the problems. It will help you to narrow down the issues regarding motherboard.
One of the best ways to check the issues present in the system to run the system with another compatible motherboard. If everything is fine and running smoothly then you can replace the motherboard.
One of the best ways to troubleshoot the motherboard to check with duplicate parts that you know works. It will help you to know the problems in specific parts connected to motherboard. We also recommend you take maximum care with the internal system of the computer. Motherboards have some very delicate electronics part which can be damaged very easily. It will create more problems than you solve and also destroy the whole circuit of motherboard. We recommend you to get some experience in trouble shootings and hardware before trying the tricks with your own system.
So there can be different kinds of problems like you are getting beep sound, fan speeding up but not getting any thing on screen then the problem lies in RAM or the monitor power supply. Most of the problems we saw is related to RAMs and power supply so please check these parts before you are replacing or trying above steps. You can list out entire problems and step by step try to resolve the problems. Sometimes the BIOS settings are altered and this can also creates some problems in startup or running a system smoothly. You can also upgrade BIOS to get it perfect and run the system smoothly. Check peripherals connected to the motherboard like Monitor, keyboard or mouse; there may be some problems in peripherals itself. So try to diagnose these problems first.