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veel ichael Susi) wmmlb]io ME ‘Comp215 — PC Management Techniques I Chapter S— All About Motherboards Lab 5.2 — Remove and Replace a Motherboard, Background: To truly understand how to handle a motherboard and all the additions on the motherboard, you will have an opportunity to remove and replace the motherboard in one of the PCs in the lab. To make sure that each lab partner gets “hands-on time”, I recommend that one lab partner removes the motherboard and one lab partner replaces/reinstalls the motherboard. Removal of Motherboard: 1. Open the computer case and remove ALL components from the case. You will have to do this to get to the motherboard itself. 2, REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE DEALING WITH SENSITIVE, ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS - BE CAREFUL HOW YOU ARE HANDLING THE EQUIPMENT! 3. Itmight help some of you NOT familiar with the inside of a computer, to take a piece of paper and label some of the wires and labels for yourself so you know where they plug back into, 4, Notes on the removal process: a. DO use PCI for this exercise. b, DONOT remove the heat sink/fan and processor from the motherboard ~ all other components need to be removed from the motherboard for you to be able to remove the ‘motherboard from the case. 5, Show your instructor all removed components ~ including the removed motherboard, ieee inti Replace/Reinstall of Motherboar 1. Reinstall Motherboard into the computer ease. 2. Reinstall ALL components into the computer case. Your textbook and/or the powerpoints that go along with this chapter does offer guidelines as to how to instal all the components successfully. 3. REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE DEALING WITH SENSITIVE, ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS - BE CAREFUL HOW YOU ARE HANDLING THE EQUIPMENT! 4, Notes on the replacement process: a. DO your best make sure that the cables/wires that are inside the case do not interfere with. the air flow inside the case ~ make it as neat as you possibly can. 5. Show your instructor your installed motherboard and components as a COMPLETED, working system. Your system MUS ip. to boot to the Windows desktop successfully. Instructor's Initials