Display Fixes with Quality DELL YU413 Dell Latitude E6500 System Board and Parts

One of our past customers and a fellow blogger recently talked about his friend’s 17-inch iMac monitor that showed something that didn’t belong there: colorful vertical lines. A quick peek at the screenshots on a different monitor revealed the problem was not in the system board, but with the LCD monitor itself. More specifically, the Color Active Matrix system, the components largely responsible for displaying clear images on the monitor.

Spares were costly (to the degree that they cost more than the entire iMac itself), but we know that replacement parts don’t have to be brand new. In fact, the customer visited our website and found a few affordable components like the DELL YU413 Dell Latitude E6500 System Board that solved the problem without requiring him to spend an amount greater than a new computer. Four days and $260 later, the display was fixed. He was so happy he blogged about his savings, saying he, “originally thought he would have to break his bank on a an entire new laptop, but instead found affordable replacements parts that fixed his computer anyway.”

There are cases, though rare, similar to the story featured above from customers who discover a faulty system board was the root issue of a bad display. While usually this is only a matter of using the correct connection to the monitor, never rule out the internal circuitry. Here are some tips provided from Intel support on how to look for signs of display issues in the motherboard.

LED Light

The LED indicator light on a system board tells you whether or not the system has enough power to run even the basic functions. If the light does not glow, it may indicate an issue with either the computer’s power supply or the system board itself. In either case, the LED on faulty boards won’t light up.

Loose Fittings

Display issues may arise when the system attachments, particularly the display card and the RAM, are loosely connected to the mother board. Connect the cards and the parts properly to prevent display problems in the long run. If you’re well-versed with computer repair, you can do this yourself.


For the most part, you may be using the wrong component in a specific system board like a DIGI 77000015 COM/8i RS422 ISA. Always check with an expert or your retailer about the correct specifications for your RAM, graphics card and other parts. Specific system boards can support only a corresponding set of parts, which is why compatibility is an important issue.


If all else fails, you can perform a BIOS recovery or a CMOS reset procedure. But take note this should only be executed by true computer professionals who are familiar with this type of reset. Put it this way, if you have no idea what this means—then you should probably ask for assistance.

Do you have any questions about display fixes? Leave us a question below and we will be sure to follow up with an answer.

Tips from your Friendly Computer Geek: Replacing your Motherboard with the DELL DT021 DELL SYSTEMBOARD FOR POWEREDGE 2950 G2

In today’s technology-driven way of life, getting through the day without a computer seems virtually impossible. Computers have become a huge part of daily life for many of us to facilitate education, business, research, entertainment, communication, shopping, and other activities. For this reason we’re hoping you take good care of your computer and make regular updates.

Unfortunately computers, like all devices, have their limits. Some wear down due to extended usage while other times they simply breakdown as the result of a malfunction. Since it would be difficult to regularly check on every single computer part we recommend you simply pay extra close attention to the motherboard. The motherboard, also known as the system board, is your computer’s backbone. It is the base to which every vital component of the system is physically and electronically attached. If your computer starts acting up quite regularly we would recommend considering the replacement of your motherboard (after a full diagnosis) with the DELL DT021 DELL SYSTEMBOARD FOR POWEREDGE 2950 G2

How will you know if it is your motherboard and not another computer part that is causing problems? Normally motherboard malfunctions include trouble starting the system, constant error messages, sudden reboots, and other kinds of erratic behavior. As DIY solutions often make problems worse and result in more costly repairs, it is always best to get help from qualified technicians should you experience these types of problems. (But remember once you get a diagnosis you can always buy affordable replacements parts from online stores such as CodeMicro.)

Choosing a replacement motherboard like the DELL HC578 SYSTEMBOARD POWEREDGE 2800/2850 V3 should only be done after much consideration. It is always recommended whenever introducing a new component to your system that you ensure of its capability with all other operating parts. Once you know that replacing the motherboard is the correct move; price, performance, and features are the main considerations to take into account.

As an overall reminder, computer downtime should be avoided as much as possible. You should consider regular upgrades to avoid future problems at the first sign of any computer trouble. Should you have any questions, we can always help you out.

Protecting Your DELL PC to Ensure Optimum Computer Performance

In the past, computers were mostly used to accomplish and systematize processes like payroll processing, airline ticketing, banking, and other institutional applications. These days, however, no one can deny the necessity of computers for work-related and personal use. In fact, from April to June 2012, around 3.6 million DELL personal computers were sold in the United States according to International Data Corporation.


Computers require proper and regular care to function smoothly and efficiently. One component that should be handled with care is the motherboard, also known as the system board, which is the very heart of the system to which all other computer parts connect. If a DELL computer breaks down, it may be due to a defective motherboard, and a DELL YU413 Dell Latitude E6500 system board may be purchased as replacement. However, be sure to check the system board’s compatibility with the memory.


The hard disk is another vital element since it is where programs and files are installed, stored, and accessed. When a hard disk breaks down, the files it contains may become unreadable or worse, lost forever. To ensure the hard disk doesn’t develop any problems, buy computer accessories and parts only from reliable vendors like Code Micro.


To minimize the risk of data loss and hard disk malfunctions, set up redundancy measures such as disk arrays that can connect multiple hard drives. The most utilized disk array technology is RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks), which enables you to store damaged files without affecting other files. Installing a RAID system such as the DELL TD977 PERC 4e/DC Dual Channel U320 LVD SCSI RAID Controller BBU can enhance your computer’s performance.


Looking to transfer files between computers? You might want to use hot swappable devices that can be connected to a computer without requiring special software. The most common hot swappable device is the universal serial bus (USB) flash drive.


When large files cannot fit on a USB drive then a portable hard drive may prove handy. You can then connect multiple hard drives with a serial advanced technology attachment, or SATA. To ensure that the SATA is properly connected to a computer, use a device such as the DELL X2689 74GB SCSI 80-pin with 1 hot swap tray.