1. If the CMOS/BIOS battery is too low, such boards can appear dead. Use your voltmeter.
2. To test if it's dead, you swap it out. No field tests are supplied for this unit.
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can anyone tell me how determine if a mb is dead? it's a biostar scoket 370. it't no power to the dvd,cdrw and hdd drives but the front panel and the power supply and fan run. no os and no cpu fan connected the cpu is a p3. when i turn the pc on the fan run and front panel lights.