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    http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERB...103390nv.shtml

    Augsburg 915GV (Similar to Intel D915GVWB) Its for a relatively old machine (Gateway bought by PC world i think..) Theres a few swollen capacitors on the mobo that are causing some random blue screens. Other than that the rest of the build is sound. 300W PSU installed. Must have 1 IDE controller. Minimum of 2 PCI slots. One PCIE x16 and the usual blurb. As you may have noticed its quite an old board. Anyone know of any vendors doing them for a decent price? (Preferably new and sealed in a anti-static bag) or at best a MicroATX mobo that will fit with the same measurments?
    Last edited by scurlaruntings; 14th July 2009, 07:25.

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    Re: Replacment motherboard

    Can't you replace the caps???

    Wouldn't be hard nor expensive to do.

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    • #3
      Re: Replacment motherboard

      Originally posted by wullieb1 View Post
      Can't you replace the caps???

      Wouldn't be hard nor expensive to do.
      VLSI? Nah il give that a miss mate. There between 2 PCI slots id need a magnifying glass and a hubble telescope. The last time i picked up a soldering iron was over ten years. I used to do test and repair to a component level. Knowing my luck id probably wet it too much and short everything around it.

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      • #4
        Re: Replacment motherboard

        Ach ya big wimp

        Seriously though if you contact Gateway will they replace it under some sort of warranty??? However if i remember rightly Gateway went down the swany so maybe your going to be stuck.

        I remember many moons ago that IBM (amongst other i might add) were hit by this capacitor issue and replaced boards for us with no problem.



        Tried eBuyer and SavaStores for boards??

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        • #5
          Re: Replacment motherboard

          Gateway is still in business though they did sell a portion of their business to MicronPC several years ago, which in turn went into bankruptcy. If you have a Gateway computer purchased from the business unit that was sold to MicronPC you're out of luck. If the computer was purchased from a business unit that remained a part of Gateway you might be able to get support for it.

          The whole Gateway/MicronPC story is convoluted, but interesting.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_Inc

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPC_Corporation

          http://mpctechsupport.com/

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          • #6
            Re: Replacment motherboard

            Originally posted by wullieb1 View Post
            Ach ya big wimp

            Seriously though if you contact Gateway will they replace it under some sort of warranty??? However if i remember rightly Gateway went down the swany so maybe your going to be stuck.

            I remember many moons ago that IBM (amongst other i might add) were hit by this capacitor issue and replaced boards for us with no problem.



            Tried eBuyer and SavaStores for boards??
            This machine is well out of warranty.I use eBuyer quite regularly for most components and did so with an old Emachine (PC World el cheapo brand where the north bridge blew up and cracked because of another design fault yay) a while back. Looks like im going to have to really dig around as this board and its equivalents appear to be discontinued. Iv seen some on fleabay but im reluctant to buy components from there.
            Last edited by scurlaruntings; 15th July 2009, 07:32.

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            • #7
              Re: Replacment motherboard

              Originally posted by joeqwerty View Post
              Gateway is still in business though they did sell a portion of their business to MicronPC several years ago, which in turn went into bankruptcy. If you have a Gateway computer purchased from the business unit that was sold to MicronPC you're out of luck. If the computer was purchased from a business unit that remained a part of Gateway you might be able to get support for it.

              The whole Gateway/MicronPC story is convoluted, but interesting.

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_Inc

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPC_Corporation

              http://mpctechsupport.com/
              Over here in the UK Gateway got bought by PC world. Pi55y world are worthless. Think il get my account manager to source me one

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              • #8
                Re: Replacment motherboard

                They do it but they're based in the States: http://www.ascendtech.us/itemdesc.as...GSBURG&eq=&Tp=
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                • #9
                  Re: Replacment motherboard

                  Top man thanks for the link. The ones i found on fleabay were all in the states aswell. Reckon its worth buying it? Do you think it will all be in one piece by the time it arrives here after being battered in a van by UPS ?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Replacment motherboard

                    You'd have to hope it's not misplaced on the same shipment as a Hummer truck
                    What else do we import from the US ??
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                    • #11
                      Re: Replacment motherboard

                      Im going to chance it. I used to import alot of goods from the states but got fleeced by FedEx continually on shipping fee's. In the end i stopped and visit twice a year to see relatives in NY. Could pick one up at thanks giving when il be there next but thats a long old wait. For $95 its go to be worth the risk to buy it now and ship it

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