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Motherboard Diagnostic Card is it worth ?

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April 22, 2012 11:11:03 PM

I am thinking to order something cheap and useful, does someone have ever used something similar and can tell good word ? I would like use only to find motherboard errors (looks it's simple) because that beep speaker is not good as it's card isn't ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-PCI-2-Digit-PC-Motherboar...

or

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PC-PCI-Diagnostic-Card-Mother...
a b V Motherboard
April 22, 2012 11:18:01 PM

Hi :) 

Lolll...you realise that they are the same card basically...and that for under a fiver ....they will never work properly ?

All the best Brett :) 
April 22, 2012 11:19:40 PM

Can you suggest me something ? use beep speaker or cards ?
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a b V Motherboard
April 22, 2012 11:31:34 PM

edzha90 said:
Can you suggest me something ? use beep speaker or cards ?



Hi :) 

I own Computer shops (including repairs) and a Lappy repair company.....

Want to guess what we use........................................................ experience....

Substitution helps as well...

We were actually offered a machine once that was "meant" to do what those cards do ..plus more....it cost £3000 plus and we trialled it for a month and it was total rubbish...we were right more times that IT was...lol

We returned it...

All the best Brett :) 
a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2012 12:28:36 AM

POST cards can be useful for finding what is wrong with your motherboard and why it will not boot, but unless you get lots of faulty motherboards it probably won't be of much use. Another problem with these boards is to find what the code actually means as many manufacturers don't publish these and even if you did find what the code means then you probably would not be able to do anything about it. The best use of these cards is when a computer will not boot you can eliminate (or not) the CPU as being the cause of the problem because if you see the codes flashing the CPU is OK.
April 23, 2012 1:13:44 AM

right, i got motherboard which is in my old computer and with unclear reasons it don't wan't to turn on so I suppose the best way is use something to detect error but now after your opinions I am thinking to buy 'buzzer' what do you think ? otherwise I couldn't find what is reason why it won't turn on... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motherboard-Case-Speaker-Buzz...
a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2012 2:15:59 AM

A buzzer is a very useful aid in finding out why a motherboard does not boot and unlike post codes the beep info is normally published. You should regard the POST card as something else to try when the buzzer fails to give useful information.
April 23, 2012 5:15:42 PM

have you ever had failed information from buzzer ?
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