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Replace motherboard IBM thinkpad

Q: Replace motherboard IBM thinkpad

I have been conscripted to replace a motherboard on an IBM Thinkpad A21e model 2628. IBMs support site has nothing on the procedure. I replaced a motherboard on a Dell laptop about a year ago and their website was quite helpful. If anyone could point me to some resources, it would be greatly appreciated.

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I just get my P1 repaired bacause of headphone jack. They replaced my motherboard but now I find I cannot charge the battery. BTW, the engineer came to my home the first time bring a total WRONG MOTHERBOARD, they find the difference after tearing down everything. So after doing research I know the problem is a power problem (laptop not charging or turning on before doing a bunch of manipulations ).Is there any way I can solve this problem without calling their support team? As I do not want to wait and find another issue happen after they leave...

A:[ThinkPad P1] Cannot charge my P1 after replace the motherboard.

This is a peer-to-peer forum.  Other posters (like me) are customers like you and generally not Lenovo employees. 

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The motherboard on my envy 17t-k200 needs to be replaced.  The part number installed on the refurbished machine is 793272-501.  I have found a motherboard, part number 794984-001.  Is 794984-001 compatible with my envy 17t-k200? 

A:can i replace motherboard 793272-501 with motherboard 794984...

Hi, Yes as you can see on the list:      http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=794984-001 Regards.

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Been going back and forth and can't seem to find a screen that can replace my Thinkpad x1 carbon 3460 1f4 screen. Have found one for the 3448. Don't know if they use the same screen and pins?  See photo for description of the replacement screen I'm looking at.  


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A:Can the Thinkpad x1 carbon 3448 laptop screen replace a Thinkpad x1 carbon 3460 1f4

The 3448 and 3460 machines use the same panels, hinges, lid, cables, etc.

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Hi , 

With recent upgrade of Windows 10 upgrade, my computer XPS 2710 totally black out.  I have been told that mother board is gone and have to replace. With the replacement Mother Board , I think I am required to re-install the Windows 8  and I think it will ask for a Product key , since it is a replacement mother board. Please advise, with the faulty motherboard, forced to replace the Motherboard. how will be go with the reinstallation of Windows 8.   With so many details in the forum about the faulty motherboard of XPS 2710 just because of the Windows 10 upgrade. I am planning to fall back to Window 8 with the replacement mother board, pleaser advise.


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Hi everyone, my laptop fall on the ground on the mouse dongle which pushed the usb inside so its not working now. I know that we can change the USB assembly but not sure how to remove it from the laptop and what is the number/name of the part and how to replace it.  update I found the information about the parts on lenovo parts which is Slide USB Conn w/Mylar,NewMISC INTERNAL5M20X675001FRU Only(0)  Substitutes (1)   Sub Type    Slide USB Conn w/Mylar01YU837 Equivalent  how to remove it from the board and how to install the new one. ( also how to get the parts I only found trhe substitutes is that enough or what do you think? I  will appreciate any help.  Best, 

A:Replace the Usb port for thinkpad p1

@msami10 wrote:
Hi everyone, 
my laptop fall on the ground on the mouse dongle which pushed the usb inside so its not working now. 
I know that we can change the USB assembly but not sure how to remove it from the laptop and what is the number/name of the part and how to replace it. 
update I found the information about the parts on lenovo parts which is 

Slide USB Conn w/Mylar,New

FRU Only



Substitutes (1)


Sub Type


Slide USB Conn w/Mylar





how to remove it from the board and how to install the new one. ( also how to get the parts I only found trhe substitutes is that enough or what do you think?
I  will appreciate any help. 

You don't mention if your P1 is the 1st or 2nd generation model.For either case see below for the hardware manuals that describe the removal / installation process. Note that it requires a significant tear-down, including removing the system board.
P1 gen1https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x1p1_x1_extreme_hmm_en.pdfpgs 77-80
P1 gen2https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/p1_gen2_x1extreme_hmm_v1.pdfpgs 77-80
Edit to add: Encompass shows the 2nd part number: https://encompass.com/item/11826041/Lenovo/01YU837/
HTH a bit.

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When I buy my P70 I want to replace the DVD drive with an SSD enclosure. Is the following Lenovo product what I need to buy to replace the DVD drive of the P70 with a caddy that can house an SSD? Does the caddy below come with all the cables and padding neccesary to secure as SSD drive in lieu of the DVD drive? Does it ship with a DVD bezel to cover the enclosure? Has annyone used this kit? It's really a shame the configurator has no option to buy the P70 without an optical drive and with just an SSD caddy in its place. I have not used an optical disk in a laptop in years. http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/itemdetails/4XB0L63274/460/7EF7D50A5A7047049A355BF42AAF3C5C I did find a PDF describing this kit but there is no mention of a bezel or cover so I'm wonder if the existing bezel from the DVD drive needs to be yanked out and installed on this bracket. https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/options_iso/tp_mobile_ws_storage_kit_4xb0l63274.pdf

A:P70: Replace DVD Drive with SSD using ThinkPad Mob...

No. That's for the HDD bay. Barely useful for P70 owners who only got m2 drives; it is barely needed other than making a snugger fit. For P50 owners it's necessary. What you want is part 00NY314 but you won't find it on the Lenovo store. You have to call into the services and parts department to order it (I can't even find it by the online lookup in that division.) It looks like the DVD drive if you pulled it out but the top is open where you put the hard drive in and the outside edge is smooth to match the bezel.

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While cleaning my ThinkPad X1 Extreme the downkey fell off and it seems the snap mechanisem is not working anymore, where can i get a replacement or a warrenty claim, the ThinkPad is only 1 month old.

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Hi. My T23 Thinkpad had a key pop off thanks to a book falling on the keyboard. I have the key and both unbroken little plastic holder parts. I cannot get it together, and neither could the "Geek Squad" at Best Buy nor my local computer repair shop guy. Does anybody know the secret? Nothing is broken; it just won't go back on. Thanks!

A:Replace Key on Thinkpad keyboard?

have you looked under the other keys?
maybe a plastic pin has broken off and
it cannot be fixed or maybe it can.
Carefully lift up another key but just
barely to see how it connects.

Mark S

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Hi folks.I bought a used Thinkpad L520 some months ago and was very disappointed by the touch pad surface. I was used to the smooth, accurate touch pad on the T61 series - especially the T61p has a wonderful one. The L520 touch pad is inaccurate and it is difficult to move the cursor smoothly. Why Lenovo has replaced the good-working old pad is a riddle. But I have this laptop, so can anyone tell me if it is possible to replace the pebbled touch pad with a smooth one? Or is it possible to make the movement more smooth in the driver?


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I have a T530 with an i-7 and an NVIDIA NVS 5400M, PCI Express x16, 1GB memory,.I see newer laptops with NVIDIA 1050 Cards, can they be used in my laptop? 

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Hey Lenovo, I bought a Thinkpad Edge S430 and wonder if it is possible to replace the hdd with a ssd? Regards,Mikael


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A:Thinkpad Edge S430 - is it possible to replace the hdd with a ssd?

Hello Ecodot,Yes, it is possible to switch out the HDD with a SDD. Depending on the S430 you have you can do a mSATA SDD(S430 Optimus) or SDD.If you would like to look more into the type here is a helpful link(S430 psref): http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/edgebook_WE.pdf

Justin Kirton

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If replaced original Foxconn N15235 motherboard (2007):
chipset P4M890
Southbridge VT8237A
CPU quadcore Q6600 2.4 GHz (socket LGA 775)
with this one:
Asus P5KPL-AM rev. 1.02g
Chipset ? Intel? G31 Intel ICH7
FSB ? 1600*/1333/1066/800 MHz (*1600 is overclock speed)
With the same ram and CPU, Windows 10 is able to start?
Of course afterwards It will necessary to reinstall driver.

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Hello my friendsLook for Lenovo's Callo address in LebanonI want to repair my G50 laptopMotherboard has broken how can I switch and repair the device??

A:Motherboard G50 replace

Hi TahaAlokla,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
If you need help with the repair, you can call in technical support.
TechnoMania: +961-1-514 0031283(Inside Lebanon)
9:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday
You can also use this locator or check here for the other repair centers.

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I just ordered a new Asus A7V333 motherboard and would like to replace my old ECS motherboard myself.

I know how to physically remove the old one and put in the new one but what I'd really like to know is if I need to delete any or all drivers that pertain to the old motherboard (audio driver and such).

Any other advice to make the transition any smoother would also be greatly appreciated.


A:How to replace a motherboard

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Running XP Pro, If I replace the motherboard, will I have to reinstall XP? I am tyring to do this as painless as possible. If there is a way, Please help.

A:Need To Replace Motherboard

It's always best to do a clean install of your OS when changing the motherboard in order to prevent any sort of driver / hardware conflict.

However, there are ways to avoid a full install of the OS. Read through the following links:



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I have an HP Pavilion Elite i7-920 quad core processor; (Pegatron) Truckee motherboard UL8E with LGA 1366 socket; 6 (240 pin)DIMM slots; with PCI-e slots, a Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 dedicated graphics card; 1 Tb hard drive; a DVD R/RW (dual layer),and a Blu-ray player and Delta Electronics 460w PSU (Model# DPS-460 DB A). I had an issu with my computer trying to bootup after pugging it in the power supply light abd fans would come on then the fans would go off and the power light would go off. It would do this a couple of times before it shut off completely and I had to unplug the power cord. I was told my power supply unit was bad. I ordered a new power supply for my computer, however, Researching the power supply issue I was told I could trouble shoot the problem by disconnecting and removing everything but the Motherboard and CPU. After disconnecting everything from the MB,  I reconnected the ATX CPU 4 pin connector on the MB and pluged in the power supply. The green power supply light stayed on. I unplugged the computer and reconnected the 24 pin ATX power connector on the MB and imediately the green power supply light went off. With this result I have to believe the Motherboard bad and the root of my problem. Therefore I am looking to replace the Truckee UL8E motherboard HP part # 594415-001, however, HP does not offer a replacement MB. Can anyone provide information or recommend a compatible MB regarding this matter I would appreciate it, thank you.

A:Replace Motherboard

Well, being that those are getting hard to find, you might need to go to EBayhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Pavilion-Series-IPMTB-TK-Truckee-594415-001-594415-002-517194-001-Motherb... or   http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-M9000-DESKTOP-MOTHERBOARD-IPMTB-TK-TRUCKEE-594415-001-594415-002-517194-0...

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Hello guys, i have this notebook: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-17-f000-notebook-pc-series/6936220/drivers wich i need to replace the motherboard cuz it's not working anymore... can you help me telling what motherboard exactly should i buy? and where i can find it in the internet (amazon, ebay)

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Hello, i got some problems with my notebook motherboard and it needs to be replaced, i just wanna make sure that im looking for the right motherboard model. My notebook is a HP Pavilion 17, amd a8 beatsaudio. I found these in amazon: https://www.amazon.com/762526-501-15-P-15Z-P-Motherboard-DAY22AMB6E0/dp/B01IY3ZTDM/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?... and i wanna know if this one works for my notebook, thanks.

A:Motherboard replace

Hello @AReiser,  There are muliple models in HP pavilion 17 Series. Please reply to this post with complete Model and Product Number of your Notebook Click the below link for a guide on locating this information:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108 Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee  

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Hello I have emptied a full glass of water into my laptop. I've send it to repair and they concluded that the motherboard is dead, and the price for a new motherboard is more than the price I payed for the laptop from the beginning. My last option is to replace the motherboard with a used one myself, and so I will. Now to the question: Can I use an other motherbord than EXACTLY the model in my laptop? I have done a lot of research, and it looks like most Y50-70 motherboards are identical. My y50-70Model Name: 20378S/N: CB34625474CPU: INTEL CORE I5 4200H 2.80GHZGFX: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860m The motherboard in my dead laptop is 5B20F78766. SHOULD it then be the EXACT same model (5B20F78766) i replace it with?orCan I replace it with any y50-70 motherboard (for example with i7 and GTX 960m)?or Can I replace with an other motherboard with the same Model Name (20378) but better specs? I hope you guys can help me out here

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I need help badly ?

I have two very annoying intermittent problems with my Windows 7 PC that I built myself back in September 2014. This is my first build. I think both issues are related.
1-Unexpected reboots.
All of a sudden, my PC reboots by itself. All temps are OK. No overheating issues in Speccy. I tried to to put in good quality parts and avoid cable clutter with good cable management when I built that PC.

This build is for general computing only (Internet, email, watching movies, burning CD/DVD, listening to music, paying bills, submitting income taxes online etc...You get the picture, I'm sure).

No gaming, no video editing, nothing very demanding.

2- When I try to reboot, I get no signal to the monitor. The PSU (Seasonic M1211 bronze evo 520w) is turning, fans are turning (all of them, without exception).

Once, in an attempt to get the PC back on, I shut the PC down for about 20 minutes and the PC started normally after. Then it was OK for a while (could be a week, 2-3 weeks--it happens occasionnally) before it happens again upon rebooting.

Another time, I waited about 20 minutes but the PC would not start after. I pulled out the power cords of the monitor (Acer G235H), and that of the PSU and turned off the PSU switch in the back of PSU. Then I plugged everything back, turned the PSU switch back to on and the PC rebooted normally. Just do not know what the problem is. It is very annoying and hard to diagnose because the problem is intermittent. I che... Read more

A:Do I need to replace the motherboard ?

How long did you run Memtest for? One pass or multiple passes? Have you checked Event Viewer for errors? Are your drivers up to date? I had the same problem recently, but it had been somewhat unstable since it was built, but problem got worse over time. I tested the memory and it passed, but I kept getting BSOD with memory error references. I ended up changing the memory and so far its been running smooth, not one single BSOD or errors in the Event Viewer. I guess my memory chip just wasn't playing nice with the MoBo.

As for some of your questions. If you purchase the same exact board, in theory, it should boot up as normal with no need to do anything else.

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So I have been out of the loop on PCs and particular gaming PCs for a while. However yesterday I have found out my current PC which I built has decided to start failing on its RAM slots which is never good. It's sometimes POSTs and other does not

So my question is two phase can anyone recommend a good 775 chip set mother board that supports DDR3 RAM so I can try and get this PC working again. My current board is an Asus P5kc which is running an adapted 3.33 Xeon CPU X5470 I think


A good motherboard / CPU combo that I could buy. My video card is old it's a Radeon 5850 so will might need to look for one of those but I have a good PSU and case (ATX ) and 3 HDD one of which is SSD. So looking at what is out there now.

Any advice or tips is good looking at Max budget of 500 for rebuild and about 60 for 775 motherboard ( that bios would support a Xeon)


A:New PC or replace old 775 motherboard

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My system is 4 years old.

The motherboard is a MSI - MS 6585
Chipset SiS 648
ATX Form Factor.
CPU - Socket 478 for P4 processors (Willimate 478 and Northwood 478)
with 400/533 MHz (100/133Mhz QDIR)

Mine is a 2.8 GHz

I have 1GB of RAM - PC2700

I cannot seem to find a replacement mobo.


This is my first time changing a mobo.

Because my CPU and chipset are as above - am I restricted to what
replacement board I buy?

In other words, do I have to locate a motherboard with the
exact specs as my old board has?

Or can I upgrade to a more modern one.

I'm really in the dark here - any help would be appriciated.

Thanks, Stephen

A:Best way to replace 4 yr old Motherboard?

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My motherboard recently died and I don't know much about motherboards so I was wondering if the motherboard I found can be used to replace my old one.
New Motherboard
Old Motherboard
Thank you!

A:Can I Replace my Motherboard with this one?

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How do i update the serial nuber for my new mother broad

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Hi, I just attempted to replace my touchscreen for the second time, previously replaced the screen however the wrong screen had been delivered, so I had to do install again once the correct scree was delivered, first install went fine, just not a touchscreen display, everything else worked fine. However during the installation of the correct Full HD Touchscreen i realized I had not shut off the power, so I forced a shut down prior to disconnecting the display ribbon, completed the installation of the new touchscreen, however when i tried to restart laptop nothing happened, and no lights were on, computer does nothing. I reinstalled the old touchscreen display that was known to be working, but still the computer did nothing.  Tried disconnecting the Battery but with no success, it appears as if a fuse was blown because theres no sign of power, not sure if these have fuses, but thats what is seems like. Any insight or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.   Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 Microsoft Windows Full HD Touch Screen Display 

A:Thinkpad does nothing after attempt to Replace Touch Screen

Hello and welcome,
By "so I forced a shut down" do you mean you held down to power button to force a shutdown, or did you go to BIOS and disable the battery?
If the latter, it won't power up until the AC charger is connected.  You're probably well past trying that but I had to ask...

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I am looking into buying an used Thinkpad T470 online code 20JN0009US that according to the description comes with an "ABNT w/ " keyboard. My personal preference is the US keys / layout. Do you know if the keyboards are compatible? Could I order a replacement US keyboard part and replace the existing BR one easily? Thanks!

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I'm wondering about buying a yoga thinkpad with 500gb SATA disk 7mm + 16gb SSD M.2 1. change 500gb  7mmSATA to 128GB Vertex 450 7mmSATA 3 2.5 "SSDSata 128 SSD system partition + 16gb M.2 for cache or 2. change 16GB SSD M.2 to 128GB MyDigitalSSD M.2 SC2 Super Cache SATA III 2 42mm 6G Sata 500gb HDD for storage + 128gb M.2 for system partition which drive and controller will be better for the system partition and will have better performance?    

A:Thinkpad Yoga - disk replace SSD SATA vs M.2

Mabe the upcoming Intel Pro 1500 M.2 is compatible too.

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I have ThinkPad L420 with I7-2640m.Laptop currently has one DDR3 4GB 1333MHz RAM module inside. I want to replace it with two DDR3L 8GB 1333MHz modules. Could this device has any problem of compatibility with low-voltage RAM modules???

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I recently replaced my motherboard in my Solo 9300 which has windows XP. Since I've change it when I first turned the computer on it automatically opened the wizard for installing new hardware. Then I tried the internet and I get the IE screen put the page says the internet cannot be found. Since I purchased this computer used I don't have any of the cd's which I most likely need.
Please Help! I need the Windows based computer on the internet for my work.

A:Replace motherboard now no internet

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The default configuration I have is an i7-6700 with 12Gb of RAM, I can bump it to 16Gb by replacing the 2 modules with 2x8gb DDR3L which would cost me about $60 I already have 16gb DDR4 ram that I'm not using, was wondering if I can replace the MB with something else? Since they MB now is an uATX which is the same as an mATX

A:Is it possible to replace the HP motherboard with aftermarke...

Hi, Whay not ? All you need to know (a) Form factor to fit to the right holes for those screws(b) Very importance: places to connect the PSU, if your plan is to upgrade the PSU too then it doesn't matter which one as long as they use standard connectors - in this case, you can upgrade the tower too (aka build your own machine). Regards.

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Hi all - I tried to find this in the forum first - it may be I just don't know what to look for and if so, I apologize. My T61 (6459-CTO) has a bad motherboard.  It's still a great machine and I'd like to replace the motherboard.  Can someone point to: (a) somewhere where I can figure out which motherboard to replace it with (and if possible, a source) and(b) instructions/video on how to do the replacement? Thanks Mark

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A:Replace motherboard for T61 (6459-CTO)

Instructions on how to disassemble the computer and replace the motherboard should be in the Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM).  Sorry, I don't have the link but you should be able to search for it on this forum.  

KeithFormerly 600E 2645, T30 2366, X31 2673, T40 2373, T41 2379, T42 2373, T42 2379, T60 1952, T61p 8889, T61p 8891Currently T420 4177-CTO, T430 2347-A54, T430 2349-L64, T430 2347-UN9, T430 2342-CTR, Ideapad K1, H520S 2561-1LU

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I plugged a USB 3.0 express card into the wrong socket on motherboard. Now runs very slowly. Seems to have screwed up the video. I think I need to replace motherboard. How do I find correct one. I tried the ctrl+alt+s, no results.Tried to run system health report but got error. Timed out.

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Long story short, I spilled some liquids onto my PC. The problem at first seemed to be my PSU which at the time was a RM750. So I replaced it with the RM850, when i tried booting it up i had a black screen but everything else turned on. No motherboard or any type of screen appeared everything else seemed to be running fans,liquid cooler, gpu however my mouse and keyboard wouldn't but my microphone did have a lit light on which mean it was being powered. After that i decided to replace a cable on my psu and it had a short circuit which I'm guessing fried my psu once again because a burning smell appeared but it smelled brand new similar to the psu(hopefully you understand what i mean xD) So now my psu my a clicking sound everytime i try to start it but i wont stay turned on anymore. I want to know if i should replace my motherboard and cpu or should i try changing my PSU only? And maybe recommend a build with GTX 780Ti?? Any help would be appreciated thanks.
My build:
CPU: i5 4690k
Motherboard:MSI z87-g45
RAM: 8gb Corsair Vengeance
PSU: Corsair RM850w

A:Should i replace my motherboard and CPU at this point??

What do you mean when you say "you spilled some liquid onto your PC"? Where did the liquid actually get spilled...on to what?

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I'm in need of advice. I have an X1 Carbon 2nd gen with a motherboard that just died last week quite suddenly. I use the laptop for my personal machine and small business and it's been great for me up until this. It's no longer booting and I got a quote from Lenovo service to have the motherboard replaced for ?720 (about $800). It mentions "planar replacement 00UP983". It was purchased in 2015 and is the 20A8 model (i7-4600U(3.3GHz),8GB RAM,256GB Solid State Drive,14in 2560x1440 Touchscreen LCD,Intel HD Graphics,Intel 802.11agn wireless,WWAN,Camera,8c Li-Ion,Win8.1 Pro 64)  In the meantime I just purchased an ASUS ZenBook UX480FD, which is going back to the store to be returned. Hate it. Despite it being quite loaded with nice modern specs, it runs extremely hot, it's heavy, it's thick and bulky feeling and the last straw was that I"m getting blue screen errors and sudden reboots to BIOS even after fresh Windows 10 installs. Reminds me of my old desktop from the late 1990s. It's made me realize I want an X1 Carbon again whether it's having my current one serviced or picking up the new 7th gen or last year's 6th gen. My question is would it be worth having the motherboard replaced by official Lenovo service for the price quote I received? I would plan on still using my X1 Carbon 2nd gen as my go-to machine for at least another 2 years and I assume it would still work for much longer than that. Thanks for any advice.

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Hi, Today i replaced my motherboard of my hp g62 A18-ed. it's my second mb I installed. First one didn'tpower on at all. This motherboard will power on. Wifi led will blink. Fan spins for 5 sec, then stops and after10-15 sec it wil spin again. Screen stays black. Seller guaranteed that this mb is 100% ok and tested before. Tried this MB in a other G62 case, still same problem. Tested with minimum hardware. Only ram, display andpower switch. Seller advised me to use single-sided ram. I think this is not the problem. The ram I use worked on previous MB. Tried other CPU allready. Anybody a solution? Regards, Roy.

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I think I have damaged my motherboard - I was trying to clone a 2.5" hard disk as an upgrade for my laptop, and managed to connect the drive incorrectly to the IDE asaptor I was using. Net result is that system setup is now unable to recognize any hard disk I connect to the IDE cables, though CD/DVD drives are OK. I've tried both IDE sockets, different cables, different drives, etc, etc. So pretty sure the motherboard is damaged in some way. Luckily my normal drives are SATA so ok for now.

But my question is (unless someone has a magic fix for the above) - how do I work out what motherboard to purchase as a replacement? The system is a Dell Dimension 4600 with a 2.6GHz P4 cpu. The motherboard has the following number on it - DS/N CN-02Y832-4811367-01S0 (and AA C23142-306).

Is there anything else I should bear in mind? Will I have difficulty getting the XP license to transfer OK?

A:Think I've damaged motherboard - how to replace?

You'll have to get the exact same motherboard, which means going back to Dell or buying one on eBay. Putting non-Dell boards into a Dell can be tricky and you are not allowed to use the Dell Windows XP license with anything except the mainboard that comes or is an approved replacement for the system.

But have you tried to clear the CMOS? There should be either a button, switch, or jumper to do this. Check the Dell site. And make sure the IDE just isn't disabled in the BIOS or set to None as that can happen.

You can also add a PCI IDE controller card to replace the IDE on the mainboard.

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Hi, i have a hp pro 3330mt. I wanna replace its motherboard. Can i replace it?

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So I didn't look on google before I put in a new motherboard and CPU, and now my computer won't boot at all. Even when I try to do a repair installation it always fails when it comes to the reboot bit.

Are there any solutions for this, I don't fancy losing all of my files.


A:Motherboard and CPU replace - will not boot


If you didn't prepare the drive before the move and also Repair install fails, your options are getting limited. What I would do is install another drive and put your OS on it with a clean install. Then, take the drive with your data on and put it in there as a slave so you could get your data off.

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Hello guys, I assembled my desktop three years back with I5 650 processor - Socket LGA1156 | 4 GB DDR3 RAM | Intel DH55TC Motherboard. Recently I started having issues with my motherboard and system does not start. When i gave it for service, I was told that I need to change the motherboard which would cost around 8-10K. I was also suggested that Motherboard plus Fourth Gen Intel processor costs around 15K and its better to get a new one as the I5 650 is relatively old which might stop working soon.

Appreciate any suggestion.

Thanks in advance.

A:Motherboard not working - Fix or Replace?

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I had a virus and took my HP to Staples for $99 virus repair. When they returned it to me the battery had been switched and was not the correct battery for my laptop. I took it back and they sold me a new power cord that I had to use all the time. I could not use the laptop without having it plugged into an outlet. No battery life at all. After a few weeks of this, the laptop would not turn on. I took it back again and was told I need a new motherboard. Should I replace the motherboard or invest in a new laptop? Would the battery issue contribute to the motherboard crash? I loved the laptop and it fit all my needs in editing pictures and making videos. I have about 20,000 pictures stored on it. It has a DS card reader and CD burning capability. It would be expensive to replace and hard to find these features in my price point currently. However, I do not want to invest the money if it is not worth the repair. I have read here that getting a new motherboard is akin to getting a new engine in your car. Has anyone had this repair and was it worth it?

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I am try to test a Intel Celron 733 (66Mertz) on a Compaq DeskPro EN Small Form Factor with 370 socket (FSB is 100Mertz for Pentium III 500). Bacause Celron is running under 66 Mertz. Will it fry the Processor? Will the motherboard is smart enough to downspeed it to run 66Mertz? I read the Compaq manual that the motherboard it will support both 66/100Mertz. That is another SW to set the Processor Multiper. What multiplier should I use ?

Thanks for the help inadvance.

A:Replace Processor on Motherboard

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Hi All,
So, the monitor on my XPS m1330 finally kicked the bucket.  I was seeing horizontal lines (much like everybody else) for a while and at that time, my laptop wasn't covered under the 2 year extended warranty so I decided I wouldn't bother with it.  That said, the screen nowadays is just a solid black with no Dell logo nor anything else when it powers on.  You can, however, adjust the brightness on the machine and when you plug it into an external monitor, the horizontal lines reappear.  From reading everything in this forum, I now have two questions.  First, would it be correct to assume I'll have to replace the motherboard (given that the video card is soldered onto the motherboard for this model)?  Second, if so, what all will I need to do to replace it and prevent this from happening again (ie: do I need to do anything with the heat sink, what in tarnations is a heat sink??, etc)?  I already called up Dell's out-of-warranty department and it looks like it'll cost me around $429 for parts +$100 for labor.  I figured for a couple hundred more I could get a decent laptop, but honestly, my m1330 was a big expense already at $2300 so I'd like to salvage some more value out of it, especially because college kids aren't made of money.
As you can tell, I'm a rookie on this, but I've done my fair share of dismantling the laptop several dozen times so I'm pretty familiar with where everything go... Read more

A:Will I need to Replace the Motherboard on m XPS m1330?

If the system is less than two years old, the extension should apply:
If it doesn't, and you must repair, I would get the Intel version (NOT the nVidia) of the mainboard:
and you'll need a new heatsink for it:

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