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I was told the motherboard needs replacing

If this is true are they very expensive to replace it a laptop without a warranty and I wanted to know if it would be worth repairing or just buying a new one.

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    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

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Buy a new laptop.
If you have an old laptop you will find it real hard to get new parts for it.
Just get a new one and save yourself the hassle.

However if you do want to replace your motherboard, just check what type of license you have for your OS. Usually laptops come with an OEM license, meaning if you replace the motherboard, chances are real good you will need to get a new OS. Check with your vendor.

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If it is indeed the motherboard, they can range from $80-300 sometimes. Labor as well would be expensive, as it can take an hour or (at max) 2 hours at $100/hr (what they charge at my shop). So unless you've got the patience to take a laptop apart and put it back together with the screws in the right holes then I'd say you're better off buying a new laptop -- some are as low as $300 these days!

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