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I took my laptop to Best Buy Geek Squad and they charged me 150$ to tell me my motherboard needs replacing and it would cost 700$ or more. Is that my only option? It won't power up, basically it's dead...

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If the motherboard is dead then nothing can fix it. In that case is always better to sell the laptop for parts and get a new one.

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