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How to see if the MOBO is ok

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I didnt see a specfic area for this but is there any way to tell if i fried my MOBO this is what happened i turned on my PC and it started smoking and ever since then it will boot up but it will not send a video signal. Thanks, Jon
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Visually inspect the motherboard and videocard for any burn marks.
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Is this for the laptop in your sig, or a different desktop? What company makes the computer as well?
    
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Powerspec unknown everything except it had 512 pentium at 2.66ghz it was a diffrent destop
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Do you know if it's under warranty? That's probably your best bet. If you saw smoke comming out of it, it could be a number of things. Either your PSU, or your motherboard. Check for black/burnt spots, holes and everything inbetween. If you can tell what component, we can continue to troubleshoot.
    
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