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Dell inspiron 620s motherboard

What is smsc chip in dell motherboard inspiron 620s which is black in colour?

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RE: Dell inspiron 620s motherboard

It's usually the Super I/O controller for low-bandwidth devices - i.e., keyboard, etc.

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RE: Dell inspiron 620s motherboard

My CPU isn't booting up and i think the cause will be the failure of SMSC chip. What should i do now?

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10 Diamond

RE: Dell inspiron 620s motherboard

If that chip has failed (it's not clear why you think it has, and it's not a common point of failure) all you can do is replace the mainboard.

If you haven't tried a system reset (uplug system, hold power button for 30 sec, reconnect and power up again), that's something you should do.

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Do you mean the whole motherboard?

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10 Diamond

RE: Dell inspiron 620s motherboard

Yes. Except for the CPU (if it's socketed) nothing else is replaceable short of replacing the board.

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So what should I do now? Should I replace the motherboard by sending it to Dell company? But my warranty period has gone. I purchased the PC in November 2011.

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10 Diamond

RE: Dell inspiron 620s motherboard

The boards cost about $130

accessories.us.dell.com/.../productdetail.aspx

It's your call as to whether to replace it yourself (it's not that difficult to do), or have a shop do the job - if you do the latter, look for a local shop that charges by the hour for labor rather than by the job.   An hour's labor might be $75 or so depending on your location.

Then again, $200+ is over half the cost of a newer system.  Weigh that in your decision.

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RE: Dell inspiron 620s motherboard

You can buy a new or used motherboard on eBay for a lot less than $130.

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