if you did not change anything, it's likely a hardware-defect. you better get a new board.
Well, the only thing I did was to plug an e-sata enclosure with a HD to the e-sata port (installed since 2008) the day before the problem. The day of the problem there was a power outage in my neighborhood but a power inverter kept the electricity on. Maybe on that change from Electricity to Battery something happened, but just to that part of the board? I mean, no other parts have problems.
Could I reset the board (removing the internal battery) and see if that works?
Anyway, can I use the board while I figure out the problem and think of a solution? If I need to buy a new one (I would buy the same model, just to make sure windows stays working) it could arrive from 3-5 days.
well, try what you mentioned. dont think it will correct anything. anyway, i would not buy this old board again for win7 if i was you.
Thanks for the answer Nico,
Do you think I can keep using the board while i wait for the replacement?
The only thing that annoys me is the noise coming from the fan and the fact that I need to turn it off and on twice on fresh power on to get video.
I just want to keep working until I fix it.
what keeps you from working if everything else is fine?