Guide to Examine Computer Motherboard
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Step 3: Examine Computer Motherboard

Before removing motherboard (mainboard) from box and anti-static packaging, protect it from static electricity by using an anti-static wrist strap.

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Computer Motherboard


A picture of a typical ATX Motherboard

    °  Remove computer mainboard from box and place it on an anti-static pad making sure to hold it by the edges. Click here for great prices on anti-static products


    °  Check to see that the system board is intact and that there are no damaged components.

    °  Ensure that the mainboard manual is present and also all mounting hardware - (extremely important!).

The two main motherboards are ATX and micro ATX but the ATX is the more popular because it is the standard now being used by most computer manufacturers and enthusiasts.

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