Replace Motherboard Or Buy New Laptop
* If I buy a used motherboard from ebay where it says in the description "This unit has been tested to successfully power on and boot to the BIOS screen", all I have to do is boot the computer as normal, and then it will enter Ubuntu and I can access all my old data just as before?
replace motherboard or buy new laptop
* If the above aren't worth it, then how can I transfer my data to a new computer? * I just buy a new computer and insert the SSD from the old one into it and I'll recover everything? I don't need to erase anything if I want to resell that Lenovo (everything but the SSD and damaged motherboard)?
It depends on which GPU setup you have. The IGP models are incredibly common, compared to dual GPU systems. In many cases, these systems aren't worth repairing since their abundance makes it cheaper (and easier) to replace it if it's older. In many cases, the motherboard is nearly as much as an entire system for that same reason. Dual GPU models are a toss-up, but i5 configs tend to be in the same group as IGP systems. This is because how many of these corporate laptops use the i5.
Because the i5 systems are so common, they tend to be cheap enough an entire system is similarly priced or cheaper then the motherboard itself, but this isn't always the case. I am running into this issue with my T420 (HD+ LCD/nVidia NVS 4200M with Optimus/Intel HD Graphics/i5-2520M), which may need a CPU fan (if I can't find it, I will need a heatsink) but definitely needs a keyboard and motherboard (or board repair) since the Ethernet does not work. Since I have the nVidia model, the board is more difficult to find and I have found these options are the most practical:
My recommendation is to either find a near exact replacement or buy a newer system (8th gen budget, 9th gen if budget allows; 10th gen hasn't hit the used peak yet). What I am finding is a lot of the major jobs are now about as much to do then the entire systems cost; ESPECIALLY machines like mine which aren't common. You can move your SSD to your new system and it should work. If it doesn't, plug it into another system and get the files off or use chmod 666 on your files so you can move them to a new installation easily. The downside is you will need to spend some time sorting it out back to normal by blocking other users from accessing your files, but chmod 666 will make migration easier.
I recently purchased a Dell XPS 15 (7590). Sadly, I am already experiencing coil whine and have been in contact with Dell Support. I was told that an onsite service appointment will be scheduled to replace the motherboard. But since I have a cancellation period of 14 days on the laptop from the shop I bought it from, I was wondering if it would be a better choice to just return the laptop, and buy a new one instead of bothering with a replacement of the motherboard. I have also been told that the motherboard won't be the original, but will have the same specifications?
That said: dissenting opinion. Having a board changed on a brand new notebook is the equivalent of having the engine and transmission replaced on a brand new car. There's plenty that can go wrong. I'd ask for a replacement system. Repairing current notebooks is not for the faint of heart - or the inexperienced. You may get a good technician - or a sloppy one.
Is this new motherboard going to perform and have the same quality as the original one I have in my laptop? How come I don't get a motherboard replacement with a original instead of a 3rd party motherboard that has the same specifications?
I had my display on the XPS 9300 replaced previously, and after the replacement, my microSD card would no longer slot into the port and my display made creaking noises whenever I opened or closed the hinge. I suspect it could be related to the technician not fitting the laptop back correctly after replacing the display. In the end I managed to request for a unit replacement which solved my issues.
There's no sense in letting them repair a brand new laptop especially if it needs a motherboard. They will have to completely disassemble and re-assemble the laptop leaving me with a rebuilt computer instead of a new one...... possibly with a mistake or two that will bite me down the road. A repair to the laptop of this magnitude hold the possibility of future problems. Why accept second best when I have paid good money for a new, fully working item? Having the option of returning it for a new one is great and I should take advantage of it.
I have a 2013 Laptop: 4700MQ, 755m SLI, 256GB m.2 SSD + 1TB 5.4KRPM HDD, 1080p Anti-Glare Screen. Motherboard costs $160 to replace. A new laptop with same specs could be found between $500-$600. What should I do? I was still planning on using my laptop until Intel's 10nm and the RTX (30XX series?) or beyond came out.
Sup everyone! I have a working Lenovo Y510p laptop. I was replacing the thermal paste a couple of months ago, and I apparently didn't handle the motherboard properly. The battery won't charge, but I still can use it without it. The problem is that I suffer from sporadic power outages and I do tend to move a lot, making the battery a must. Today I just got Windows corrupted: It boots to the desktop, but all the programs hang on load, and the Wireless Network adapter isn't detected in the network pane (It does show up in the Device Manager). I ran SFC immediately, and of course, it found issues. I will need to do further troubleshooting which is going to take a lot of time.
Now. I was almost going to buy a new motherboard for $160. That should get my battery working again. But I was thinking whether I should stretch my budget and grab something for $600. I usually like to buy high-end laptops that I know they can last for a couple of years (1-3 years gaming before the internal card becomes obsolete, and 4-5 doing actual work).
The problem is that it's an awful time to purchase high-end future-proof laptops. Most laptops come with Pascal 10 cards (Yes, they are still good... but they're going to be 2, 3 years old). The RTX mobile lineup isn't going to come until Q2 of next year, and the actual processing power of Intel has stagnated since 2015 (There's no significant performance increase between my 4700MQ and 8700H, except for those 2 last additional cores).
If I were to buy a new laptop I would go something that matches my current spec. Please note that the laptop works perfectly (except for the battery issue), and I'd like to keep it for more years to come (At least 3 more). But I do tend to listen and reason people's advice, and I'd do what it's best.
Umm, you are very limited with a laptop. You can't just get a new motherboard. I meean, yes, you can, but unless you are an engineer, there are 100 different screws and things to plug into the system..
600 isn't a lot for a laptop, it is the low side of mid grade or the high side of low grade. I will spend about 900-1000 on a mid grade laptop, i5 with m2 ssd and 8gb of memory. You could get an old/refurb x1 carbon for less than that and it will be faster than your 600 new laptop, that could have an i7, which at one point was a $2k laptop.
What are the tangible benefits that you want to get out of waiting? You need a ray tracing GPU in your laptop? If the desktop RTX cards are any indication, nVidia is going to price the mobile versions to bump high-end laptop prices by a few hundred $ rather than keep things more or less the same (and there isn't much competition on the mobile side either).
IMO Intel cards improved a large amount with the core bump, and we're not going to see a similar jump in performance per generation for a while yet. Close to 200$ to recover the old laptop is a terrible value if your budget for a replacement is around 600$. Maybe look into a refurb on Dell outlet that has an 8th gen i5/i7?
Grab a new one! There is a slight chance that changing the mobo won't fix the issue and also you might break the new one as well, just too risky. You can try to find a second hand mobo for your laptop (even whole laptop with broken display on ebay) to justify the risk, but 160 is too much imo.
There are mainly two kinds of laptops. The first kind is budget-friendly laptops costing around $400-$750 And the other kind is higher-end business or gaming laptops costing over $1000-$1500.
Generally, the answer is a NO, unfortunately. Laptop motherboards cannot be upgraded. The simple reason is that the laptop motherboards are not uniform. They differ drastically in size and power requirements.
Unlike desktop motherboards, laptop motherboards do not have a standard size. While laptops from a single brand and a similar series and generation may have the same motherboard, the subsequent or the newer series often feature a completely different motherboard.
So, for instance, if you have a laptop with an Intel Core i5, you should be able to upgrade to the motherboard that features an Intel Core i7 ONLY IF they both belong to the same series, generation, and year.
Take, for instance, my laptop, the HP Omen AX200. I list a motherboard for this laptop, ranging from $390 to $468. This is highly expensive for an old notebook released in 2017 and thus not worth the time, effort, and money. 041b061a72