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Old 22-05-09, 09:00 AM
k4p84 k4p84 is offline
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Laptop Motherboard Prices

Seriously what is up with the prices !!

My Amilo 2515 needs a new board and its priced at £225+vat.

That is about what i would ask for the laptop in full working order.

Why the hell are these things so sodding expensive !!

ED

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Old 22-05-09, 09:17 AM
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My guess is that the motherboard itself is no longer in production and any existing stock is kept for spares/repairs. It would stand to reason that the supplier will try and squeeze as much money out of the end user for a replacement board that couldn't be had elsewhere. At £260 inclusive of VAT, you're better off backing up your files onto a desktop and buy a new Laptop all together.
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Old 22-05-09, 09:36 AM
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Dont throw it. What is wrong with it ...

Alot of time you'll get told its Beyond economical repair ect ect when in fact it isn't but its a quick sale and more ££

P.s Fujitsu charge £120 for a new KB when there only £25 lol ...
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Old 22-05-09, 09:49 AM
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Welcome to the ****ty world of laptop parts rip-off pricing. I stopped doing laptop mobo swap-outs a few years ago because of the price of replacements. Trying to find mobos is like trying to find rocking horse crap sometimes too. I used to get funny looks and sometimes some choice words from clients when I told them the price of jobs, and I was only charging £40 labour on them too, so it wasn't like I was ripping them off.
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Old 22-05-09, 09:53 AM
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last week i replaced a sony viao Mount for the power supply. They asked sony and sony demanded £120 to repair.

The part was £2.50 (i bought them a spare as well and gave it to them just incase) + £30 (for me to strip and solder on new part).

That is how much they rip you off.
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Old 22-05-09, 10:15 AM
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Dont throw it. What is wrong with it ...
Hi

It will not boot !

It was working one day then it decided it did not want to another.

I popped it open and gave it a quick once over, no obvious faults.

I kept it clean so i do not believe that it overheated or CPU failure.

Since i can not post i presumed motherboard failure.

I have taken the HDD out and it is working fine and i retrieved all my data.

What are you thoughts ?

ED
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Old 22-05-09, 11:30 AM
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Well have you checked the power supply , could be a fuse , lose connection ect ect. dry soldering.
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Old 22-05-09, 11:51 AM
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I am fairly sure the psu unit works, i can pop a V-meter across it to be certain.

Alas i can not get the main board out to actually check on the state of the soldering.
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