A Complete Guide To Laptop Motherboard Repair

One of the worst things that can happen to your laptop is the motherboard failure often resulting into laptop motherboard repair. If the motherboard is damaged and is beyond repair, you would definitely need to consider buying a new laptop. This is of course necessary as the motherboard of a laptop is very expensive and not covered by a warranty, so the better option would be to buy a new laptop.

But before you reach to the conclusion, thoroughly assess the motherboard damage. For you need to decide between two options laptop motherboard repair vs. a new laptop.

Tell tale signs of motherboard failure:

  1. You have switched on the computer being indicated by the lightand fan also starts to spin. But there is complete black- out on the computer screen with the hard drive not working within 10- 15 sec.
  2. The initial start up functions appear like indicative light, fan and hard drive sound, but  disappears after a while i.e. 5 – 3 minutes.
  3. A high pitched sound comes from the laptop when you press the “on” button.
  4. Last one can be that even when you have switched on the computer nothing happens.

Cause of Mother Board Failure

There are numerous reasons why a laptop’s motherboard would fail. But some common and often unlooked corners include:

  1. Electric and voltage fluctuations
  2. Dust particles, smoke, laptops age
  3. Fan failure often causing over heating issues
  4. Crash or physical damage

Even the signs of motherboard failure mentioned above needs to be looked into, there are some exceptions to be looked when checking for laptop motherboard damage and they include:

  1. The black screen could be an indication of a possible back light problem. In-between the hinges there is a button which acts as an on/off switch for the laptop’s back light. This buttons automatically get switched off when the lid is closed. However, sometimes it gets stuck. Therefore first pull the laptop’s lid back and forth, if it is still the same then take a pin, find the switch and gently tap it. If even this doesn’t work, possible you need a laptop motherboard repair.
  2. If your laptops get switched on for a few seconds and then dies out, it could be due to battery being exhausted. First connected to the power outlet and then switch it on. Also check for connection cables, if it is still not works there could be two reasons. First your adapter might have been damaged, get it checked. If that’s not the case then the possible failure could indicate a laptop motherboard repair.
  3. Often re- setting the RAM and CMOS or updating the BIOS could save you from motherboard laptop repair.

As an advice – if you’re no expert in laptop hardware, but you know your motherboard has failed- Always go for a professional Motherboard Laptop Repair.

The author Anna Watson has a great  experience in Motherboard Repair and likes computers, video games, gadgets, movies, television, blogs, and web design.

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  1. Geuser

    Complete guide my arse. Amateur shite. Get a grip will ye

  2. Anonymous

    laptop motherboard is hard to find/replace except for desktops, if that happens to me I’d rather send it to the company and have it replace. less hustles 😀

  3. Nigsy

    Poor, poor advice. Bordering on wrong!!

  4. redk9258

    This article seems like it is for the sole purpose of giving a link to a business for repair services instead of anything useful. I would think launching the manufacturer’s diagnostic utility to run tests would be a good thing to do first. Then you can determine if you have hardware or OS problems.

  5. Jim

    A Complete Guide To Laptop Motherboard Repair…seriously?

    This article was just a gag like the “IE users are stupid…” piece right?

  6. Caffeinedependent

    What a load of rubbish – take it down already!

  7. Ya its better to seek a expert to have motherboard replacement rather doing yourself ..

  8. laptop video card repair

    All the points about the cause and signs of mother board failure are explained very clearly, which helps a lot!!!

  9. Well i find this post quite helpful…

  10. Oblong Circles

    I agree that the title is misleading, as in not accurate at all for a title. However, for the trolls that are griping/whining with their insults, remember the saying, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. What is the point in stating that this article sucks? Where is their link to better information? Here’s mine…

  11. M iftikhar

    Hi u can help me

  12. M iftikhar

    You help me.

  13. M iftikhar

    Why u guide i not bleve u guide complet reparing laptop board

  14. Mark Thomas

    I am a computer technician who routinely builds computer “rigs” for extra cash or repair them as needed. I was hoping for a really good advice regarding motherboard failure on this article but damn was I disappointed. This is like an amateur “advise” for those who don’t really know computer hardware….

  15. Longman

    I am hardware expert. I can help you if you need to fix laptop motherboard. I am in Saskatoon. Email: computer911@hotmail.com.

  16. Sourav Ghosh

    laptop power on but no display keyboard caps key glowing

  17. Mohan

    hello, My laptop (Lenovo – Z580 IdeaPad)is one and half year old. Mother board is dead due to coffee went inside. how can i get it repaired?.. is it possible to make my laptop ready by changing the mother board?

  18. Friend

    we came here for a guide that wouldnt cost much. why did i waste my time reading something i already knew which is to go to a professional? the reason i came here is to find out if there are other options!

  19. maddy

    These guidance are totally wasted we here for seeking solution not for knowing the things we already know..

  20. Rhonald Okumu

    I’m using Hp 650 laptop. after installing re-windows 7 it just powers off and on repeatedly. before that that it was perfectly fine. ive tried applying thermal paste on the processor, resetting the bios and disassembling the laptop but nothing is helpful. please advice.

  21. Twinsunian

    More like a complete fake title.

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