Lesson 1:  
Is my CPU Shot??

To the novice technician, the following observations may seem to indicate that the CPU pictured is Shot:

The CPU no longer functions, in spite of being tested in 2 known working mother boards, and is over three years old.

Believing this CPU to be shot is a common novice mistake.  Although the CPU is no longer functional, it is not Shot.

The following picture documents a CPU which is definitely Shot:

A thorough examination reveals powder burns adjacent to a hole of approximately .22 caliber, as well as fragmentation that generally accompanies a Shot CPU.

In the next lesson, we shall learn how to determine if a Hard Drive is Shot.

Lesson 2:  Is my Hard Drive Shot??

SHOT Lessons Index.

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