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Gateway 450sx4 motherboard

I found a post you had left for someone else about a motherboard. I am good with desktop computers but have never had a laptop open. How hard is it to change out a motherboard in a laptop and is it worth it financially? I bought it on ebay a while back and got taken. It will boot to the bios but will not take the OS. I set the 1st boot device to the cd rom and you can hear it start but then it stops so I'm thing the motherboard is the issue here. Is that your thought to? I am thinking of changing it out the week of Christmas since I will be off that week and can take my time with it.

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