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FIND MOTHERBOARD TECRAM4S435 replaced hard drive then 3 weeks later screen will not come on tec said had short in motherbaord hardly ever used this unit not transported around at all

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Hey there copy and paste the following link since this site can't seem to get the hyperlink tool to work. This is for the motherboard for your model laptop at the cheapest I could find it.

Also, replacing the motherboard on a laptop is not exactly fun. Go to the link below, it is something I have come accross before. It is a step by step guide with pictures for completely disassembling your laptop which you will be doing. I suggest reading the beginning and make sure you have everything you need before starting. Good luck and let me know if there si anything else I can do for you

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