Dead motherboard symptoms

Dead motherboard symptoms. All functions depend upon the motherboard, and also all components are attached to the motherboard to start the whole process of computing.

When it becomes dead, all system become stop. It causes by overheating and also because of the disturbance in the circuit breaker.

We will discuss here the reasons behind the motherboard’s death and also explain the real problems that users face most of the time.

Dead motherboard symptoms

You can solve the issue by resetting the bios system or by using a fan and simple troubleshooting and starting the system without changing it.

All solutions are available below, so you have to follow them and apply them whenever your motherboard stops working.

By bench test

by bench test

Sometimes the computer seems like it is dead, but in reality, it needs some checks because sometimes it shows dead, but it is not.

So for the check, first disconnect all the components like RAM, hard drive, etc., and other assertions like the mouse, keyboard, and others. After this, take out the motherboard and place it on an anti-statical object.

Now it’s time to bench test; you need to plug in the power supply and turn on the system by jumping the power on the pin, which is located in the front of the motherboard.

After turning it ON, if you listen continuously beep or see the blinking light, then it means the motherboard is not dead, and the system is showing the wrong information.

Inspect the physical damage

If the motherboard drop, then in many cases, some part become damaged so, If the motherboard has physical damage or any part of it crashes.

Then it shows the motherboard is dead, but the issue is broken pins, ports, and any other part, so now you have to inspect the damaged part and need to replace it or fix it; these all depend upon its condition.

Continually Rebooting

If the system starts rebooting continually, then first, you need to check all the ports and power cords. If it is loose, then keep them tight.

After this again, restart the system after. If it is in the same condition and starts again and again, and it has no light or no any kind of beep, then it is surely the motherboard is dead.

Less input power

Power is essential to start the motherboard, but the power capacity should be according to the motherboard. It should equal not more and not less. Sometimes the power is less, and the motherboard stops working, and some users think it is dead

So, now you have to check the input power, but if the input power is less, then check the resource and fix it.

After fixing and restarting the motherboard, it will start because now the resource provides enough input of energy. So the motherboard is not dead.

By checking the CMOS battery

by checking the cmos battery

CMOS batteries perform a very vital role in the whole functionality of the motherboard. It maintains the setting not only when the system is ON, but it manages the setting after shutting down.

So in some cases, the computer does not begin because of the worst condition or the old CMOS battery.

You have to check first if it is adjusted in its place or not. If not, then fix it tight. After this, if the problem is not solved, then you need to replace it. Then the system becomes functional.

Low cooling Temperature

All machines become ruined when the temperature becomes overheated, so in the case of the motherboard, the high temperature affects it too.

If the temperature increase in the body of the system above then 50-degree centigrade, it can ruin the motherboard.

So now it’s time to check whether the motherboard temperature is cool or warm. If it becomes warm, then you have to check the fan and fix it.

After this is not resolved, then you can use an extra fan which is available on the market at very cheap prices. So it will help to cool down the system and the motherboard, and it will remain safe.

Try with other components

You have an option and the best way to ensure whether it is dead or not. You can check it with another. It means attaching the other components like the mouse, keyboard, ram, and hard disk.

After changing, it never starts and remains in the same previous condition, which means the motherboard is dead, and you have to replace it.


In the end, I want to tell you that every problem is not mean that motherboard is dead first; you have to check the symptoms to see if they relate to which above section or any point, then read it because in this article.

There is full troubleshooting, and the reason behind the problem is mentioned properly, so after reading, you can easily check whether the motherboard is dead or not.

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