One of the worst things that can happen to your laptop is the motherboard failure often resulting in laptop motherboard repair. If the motherboard is damaged and is beyond repair, you would 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 conclude, thoroughly assess the motherboard damage, for you need to decide between two options laptop motherboard repair vs. a new laptop.
Signs of Motherboard failure
- You have switched on the computer being indicated by the light and fan also starts to spin. But there is a complete blackout on the computer screen with the hard drive not working within 10- 15 sec.
- The initial start-up functions appear like indicative light, fan, and hard drive sound, but disappears after a while, i.e., 5 – 3 minutes.
- A high pitched sound comes from the laptop when you press the “on” button.
- The last one can be that even when you have switched on the computer, nothing happens.
Causes of Motherboard failure
There are numerous reasons why a laptop’s motherboard would fail. But some common and often unlooked corners include:
- Electric and voltage fluctuations
- Dust particles, smoke, laptops age
- Fan failure often causing overheating issues
- Crash or physical damage
Even the signs of motherboard failure mentioned above need to be looked into; there are some exceptions to be looked when checking for laptop motherboard damage and they include:
- The black screen could be an indication of a possible backlight problem. In-between the hinges there is a button which acts as an on/off switch for the laptop’s backlight. 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.
- If your laptops get switched on for a few seconds and then dies out, it could be due to the battery being exhausted. First connected to the power outlet and then switch it on. Also check for connection cables, if it 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.
- Often resetting the RAM and CMOS or updating the BIOS could save you from motherboard laptop repair.
As for 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 experience in Motherboard Repair and likes computers, video games, gadgets, movies, television, blogs, and web design.