Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook
I want to replace the motherboard but not with another original that might go again. I hear these boards die regularly. Is there another motherboard that will last that will fit in? Possibly one like an extensa? I don't want to replace it only to replace it again in another year or two.
I understand your pain. Acer has a extensive case-history of motherboards that die or quit for no reason. Do a search and you will find forums full of complaints where the machine just quit for no reason and did not start ever again.
I repair laptops for a living and see dead Acers in here all the time. Replacing the motherboard of a dead laptop is not easy. If you know how to work on computers, make sure you have a Service Manual for that make and model to make sure you can reassemble the computer. I do NOT recommend this.
I also do not recommend replacing the motherbaord at all. Firstly, only an ACER mainboard for that particular model will work - and secondly if you have to pay for another mainboard plus installation, the cost of labor and parts will likely exceed the value of the machine - which even if repaired with a new mainboard - could conk out on you all over again.
My advice - consider it totaled, invest your money in a newer model, and think twice before you buy Acer again.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Most times the motherboard is the
problem that causes the solder to melt from a defective relay. You will need to
inspect the compressor start relay and capacitor to insure that they did not
cause the relay on the board to overheat. Also check that you have 12 volts dc
going to the evaporator and condenser fans while running because if for some
reason the fans are defective and you change the motherboard while one of the
fan motors are defective your new motherboard again can be damaged. Here is a
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