Laptop Motherboard Fault

  romaneagle 23:08 11 Aug 2003

My (impoverished) son's Easynote's motherboard has failed, or so we have been advised by a repair shop. Is the only solution to replace the motherboard, or can it be repaired? Or failing a repair, does anybody know where he can get a cheap replacement, please? All the other components are sound.
Thanking you in anticipation of your kind assistance!

P.S. The machine is currently in bits as returned by the repair shop.

  [DELETED] 00:01 12 Aug 2003

Laptop systems do not use standard motherboards - they are made to suit the particular laptop design.

Even if you could source a new motherboard, which will only come from the laptop manufacturer, it is likely to cost an arm and a leg.

Motherboards are not usually counted as repairable, as the assembly technologies are beyond all but the most sophisticated worshop facilities, and the components are not readily available.

Can I ask what made the repair shop come to the conclusion it is the motherboard, and are you confident with their diagnosis.

  [DELETED] 00:07 12 Aug 2003

Agree with all of what DieSse says, but for a second opion on your laptop, try here:
click here

  romaneagle 21:31 12 Aug 2003

Many thanks for your trouble, I find both resonses very helpful. It appears all is not lost!
Thanks again, DieSse and Hillbilly.

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