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What do you want to know about the capacitors? They are surface mounted and require practice and skill to replace.

Gigabyte... | Answered on May 17, 2016


If no lights come on when you plug the laptop into the wall, check the DC supply voltage from the power supply located on the cord you plug into the side of the laptop.

Gigabyte... | Answered on May 17, 2016


Have you checked the BIOS? The BIOS on this board has a section called Smart Fan. It's in a part of the BIOS called PC Health Status. The fan's response to increased processor temperature is controlled by something called Easy Tune. If the processor is overheating and you can't hear the fan running flat-out to cool it, the RPM needs to be increased.
Another thing to check is the heat sink to processor contact. In order to get good heat transfer from the processor to the heat sink the whole top of the processor needs to be coated with a thin film of heat sink compound and the sink needs to be correctly aligned and making good contact with the processor.
If all of this proves fruitless, you can set the BIOS to optimized defaults by pressing F7 while in the BIOS. Ultimately, as a last resort you can try F6. Of course, as you're most likely aware, you have to save and restart after each change.

Gigabyte... | Answered on May 17, 2016


Puedes digame mas de la situacion? Que modelo de Gigabyte mobo tienes?

Gigabyte... | Answered on May 17, 2016


It might just be worth double checking that its not in fact your monitor at fault.
you said the the monitor isn't always displaying the picture, but you can hear that the computer is on?
You also say you are turning your computer off and on to cure the problem, which of course also power cycles your monitor.

When it happens again, power cycle your monitor by turning it off and on to see if the image reappears?

Gigabyte... | Answered on Apr 24, 2016


For Gigabyte mother boards, visit http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/customer-service.aspx for further warranty information.

Gigabyte... | Answered on Apr 05, 2016


go to gigabyte web site then dowmload them from there at download support ok.

Gigabyte... | Answered on Apr 03, 2016


hi this sounds like you might have either a overheating fault or the "switch" ( not a real switch more like a little silver tube looking item) on the motherboard may be at fault, you need to check the CPU heat sink and fan are up to the job, also check the graphics card if you have a separate one, it might be overheating, turn it on with the case open and just check the CPU fan see if is turning fast or even better still access the bios and go to the CPU utility and check the fan ratio there it shouldn't be less than 2500 to 3500 rpm depending on the board and CPU ok...hope this helps please vote thanks

Gigabyte... | Answered on Mar 25, 2016


Go to this site and download the Bios and burn to a CD in order to install the bios on the motherboard. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2410#bios

Gigabyte... | Answered on Mar 24, 2016


The best thing that you can try is to disconnect everything but the power and the video and plug one item at a time until it stops working. For example if you disconnect everything but the power and the video card and turn it on does it come up?. If so then shut it off and then plug in keyboard and try again. Repeat, meaning turn it back on and if it still works then shut it down and plug in the mouse, etc, etc, etc..

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Take your time and be careful. Good luck.

Gigabyte... | Answered on Feb 23, 2016


Which password? If it is the hdd password, contact the manufacturers and they may be able to help.

Gigabyte... | Answered on Jan 23, 2016


I don't think Gigabyte did any drivers for this motherboard for windows 7. You could try the generic divers on the realtek site.
www.realtek.com/downloads
Then select the AC97 codes the version 7.094 is the win 7 one. It should work.

Gigabyte... | Answered on Jan 22, 2016


A surprise here. This is usually a bad hard drive ,or a bad hard drive connection.
Test with a different hard drive, or no hard drive.

Gigabyte... | Answered on Dec 25, 2015


First install the Operating System i.e Windows 7 64Bits on your PC. Then visit the following link.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3927#dl

Click the Support & Download then select Operating System from Choose Operating System drop down menu. Download the required drivers and install.

Gigabyte... | Answered on Dec 16, 2015


According to Gigabyte, you have a Silicon Image 3112/3152 SATA chip on that motherboard. Below is a link to the Silicon Image support page. Here, under the Product support pulldown you will choose either of the two numbers (3112/3152) and scroll down the list and you will find a driver for Windows 7 for 32 and 64 bit 3x12 chips (where the x is any number). They also say to use the newest BASE BIOS and there are tips to update the chip's BIOS. I've never tried this before, but hope you have good luck!


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Gigabyte... | Answered on Dec 10, 2015


The manufacturers provide BIOS updates. Go to their websites to get them. FWIW: You should only update the BIOS if the update provides a necessary feature or fixes a specific problem. Read the BIOS release notes to find out what it does.

Gigabyte... | Answered on Dec 05, 2015


Are you sure that the drive isn't being detected but not being SELECTED as the boot drive? Most older MBs will default to the PATA primary cable to search for the boot disk. When you fist boot up, enter the BIOS. If, under the STANDARD CMOS FEATURES option, you do not see your SATA drive listed, then check the data and power cable connections to the SATA drive. If it still is not, there, then, in the CMOS, check under the INTEGTATED PERIPHERALS to ensure that the ON-CHIP SATA option is enables (or AUTO). If the drive IS there, but just not booting, then, under the ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES, check and ensure that the SATA drive is listed as the FIRST BOOT DEVICE. If it is not, follow screen direction to change the first boot device to the SATA HDD.

Gigabyte... | Answered on Oct 16, 2015

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