I've been trying to find a way to not have to take motherboards into a shop to figure out if they are bad or not. I'm assuming that there are low level diagnotic tools, maybe electronic devices that can run a test on the mother and show you if it's bad or not. Maybe something like a motherboard tester you stick in a PCI slot or something that would run some low level stuff with a portable number display lcd or something that will give you somekind of code you can look at a manual and determine if is bad or a level of damage or something. If you understand what I'm saying, please guide me in the right direction. If not, ask a question. Thanks..