The above video goes away if you are a member and logged in, so log in now!
This is so confusing to me. I need a multimeter? How about I buy a whole new motherboard or a new system instead? Or can i mail it to one of you guys or something who can give me a diagnostic?
Well, you may post the machine/mainboard to some of the experts. But buying a simple multimeter, cost about 3 usd, and to check the BA+fuse is one minute. (thought I'm almost sure your BA's burnt, so that (and the fuse aswell) needs to be replaced) Anyway, the whole operation costs about 10-20 usd, what I doubt you can buy a new machine for. Anyway, it's always the user's opinion what to choose. Unfortunatelly I can't give you other advice than the ones above.
lets say i was going to radioshack to get one of these multimeters and a soddering tool, which soddering tool would be best, and what exactly would i ask for? (i already know a site i can get both the fuse and chip from)
i know a website that has BA5815FM Chip for sale, but would a 3.15Amp Glass Fuse replace the fuse that you say might be burnt out?
Not, that fuse is only 2amp, and there's no place for a glass fuse anyway. If you place anything big there, the heatskin on the BA chip won't fit correctly and will result in burning the BA once again. These little fuses can be bought sometimes, unfortunatelly mainly in large quantity only. But there are several web sites that sell BA and the fuses.