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How do I identify laptop motherboard???

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by jakey777, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. jakey777

    jakey777 Guest

    Hi, I have a laptop that does not power up, and have been told tha
    this could be a motherboard issue, as this is also where the power i
    supplied from. I can't afford to send it away to be looked at as I'
    getting estimates of upto £200+ which I can't afford. I wa
    contemplating doing it myself, by buying a used motherboard. M
    question is..

    1. If I open up the laptop will it be straight forward to identify th
    motherboard, ie. serial no/model no/ etc?

    2. With no experience is this too much to take on.. although I hav
    nothing to lose (except cost of repl. M/B

    It is a Toshiba Satellite P3 Celeron about 4yrs old

    Many Thank
     
    jakey777, Feb 19, 2006
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  2. jakey777

    Quaoar Guest

    jakey777 wrote:
    > Hi, I have a laptop that does not power up, and have been told that
    > this could be a motherboard issue, as this is also where the power is
    > supplied from. I can't afford to send it away to be looked at as I'm
    > getting estimates of upto £200+ which I can't afford. I was
    > contemplating doing it myself, by buying a used motherboard. My
    > question is...
    >
    > 1. If I open up the laptop will it be straight forward to identify the
    > motherboard, ie. serial no/model no/ etc??
    >
    > 2. With no experience is this too much to take on.. although I have
    > nothing to lose (except cost of repl. M/B)
    >
    > It is a Toshiba Satellite P3 Celeron about 4yrs old!
    >
    > Many Thanks
    >


    "Toshiba Sattelite P3 Celeron" isn't going to be adequate. Somewhere
    there is a model number. Look at the bottom tags for the actual model
    number. Barring better advice, eBay for a board with the exact model
    number you find. The serial number at Toshiba customer support might
    provide the model number.

    Q
     
    Quaoar, Feb 19, 2006
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  3. It's not like desktops; you can't replace the motherboard with any
    motherboard other than a genuine toshiba motherboard for that same exact
    model of laptop. The only way you will find one "cheap" is on E-Bay,
    and most likly by buying another entire laptop of the same model with a
    broken screen (or the motherboard from such a laptop that the previous
    owner is "parting out").


    jakey777 wrote:

    > Hi, I have a laptop that does not power up, and have been told that
    > this could be a motherboard issue, as this is also where the power is
    > supplied from. I can't afford to send it away to be looked at as I'm
    > getting estimates of upto £200+ which I can't afford. I was
    > contemplating doing it myself, by buying a used motherboard. My
    > question is...
    >
    > 1. If I open up the laptop will it be straight forward to identify the
    > motherboard, ie. serial no/model no/ etc??
    >
    > 2. With no experience is this too much to take on.. although I have
    > nothing to lose (except cost of repl. M/B)
    >
    > It is a Toshiba Satellite P3 Celeron about 4yrs old!
    >
    > Many Thanks
    >
     
    Barry Watzman, Feb 19, 2006
    #3
  4. jakey777

    Eric H Guest

    "jakey777" <> wrote in message
    news:B31Kf.138755$...
    > Hi, I have a laptop that does not power up, and have been told that
    > this could be a motherboard issue, as this is also where the power is
    > supplied from. I can't afford to send it away to be looked at as I'm
    > getting estimates of upto £200+ which I can't afford. I was
    > contemplating doing it myself, by buying a used motherboard. My
    > question is...
    >
    > 1. If I open up the laptop will it be straight forward to identify the
    > motherboard, ie. serial no/model no/ etc??
    >
    > 2. With no experience is this too much to take on.. although I have
    > nothing to lose (except cost of repl. M/B)
    >
    > It is a Toshiba Satellite P3 Celeron about 4yrs old!
    >
    > Many Thanks
    >


    IMHO it is not worth spending money on it. You might as well put it on ebay
    & get what you can for it and buy a new one with better specification for
    not much more than it would cost to repair.
    If you get a motherboard from a dubious source other than the manufacturer,
    how do you know if it is good and does not have an intermittent fault on it?
    I think you would be throwing good money away. What would be the value of
    the laptop if you did fix it?

    Take my advice.
     
    Eric H, Feb 20, 2006
    #4
  5. jakey777

    Bob Guest

    Eric H wrote:

    > "jakey777" <> wrote in message
    > news:B31Kf.138755$...
    >
    >>Hi, I have a laptop that does not power up, and have been told that
    >>this could be a motherboard issue, as this is also where the power is
    >>supplied from. I can't afford to send it away to be looked at as I'm
    >>getting estimates of upto £200+ which I can't afford. I was
    >>contemplating doing it myself, by buying a used motherboard. My
    >>question is...
    >>
    >>1. If I open up the laptop will it be straight forward to identify the
    >>motherboard, ie. serial no/model no/ etc??
    >>
    >>2. With no experience is this too much to take on.. although I have
    >>nothing to lose (except cost of repl. M/B)
    >>
    >>It is a Toshiba Satellite P3 Celeron about 4yrs old!
    >>
    >>Many Thanks
    >>

    >
    > IMHO it is not worth spending money on it. You might as well put it on ebay
    > & get what you can for it and buy a new one with better specification for
    > not much more than it would cost to repair.
    > If you get a motherboard from a dubious source other than the manufacturer,
    > how do you know if it is good and does not have an intermittent fault on it?
    > I think you would be throwing good money away. What would be the value of
    > the laptop if you did fix it?
    >
    > Take my advice.
    >

    If your screen is still good, you can probably get as much
    for your broken machine as it will cost you to buy a newer
    used one. As the previous poster said, with a new mother
    board (of unknown origin), your machine won't be worth much
    more than it is now - it will still be a P3 Celeron.
    Best put your money towards a newer machine, used or new.
     
    Bob, Feb 20, 2006
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