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My acer needs a new motherboard

Hello there , i just took my laptop to get fixed at a computer repair shop and was just told i need a new motherboard, is this somethin g i can fix my self or is there another cheaper route that i can go cause i cannot affoard the 450.00 repair cost... pls help....

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You can do it yourself, but its not advisable, if you touch any other circuit boards that plus into it then they will break becuase of the static charge you have in your body. unless you know what you are doing, don't try it.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008


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