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Flex 2-15 Replace Motherboard

Q: Flex 2-15 Replace Motherboard

My Flex 2-15 20405 doesn't power up and when in charge, power light blinking. I checked with service center and they asked me to replace mother board. I replaced with new mother board and still blinking. So removed battery supply and connected with power and switched on the system, I can see display with "System re-conguring. Soon will reboot." message comes once and switched off.

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Hi, My Lenovo Flex14 59395987 I7, serial QB07240619 can't turn on when plugging in after working on bed for two hours with battery. It seems motherboard problem. I'm looking for the motherboard replacement in eBay, Walmart but can't find i7 version, only i3 or i5 version. Should any professional guys help me to find the motherboard, I don't know the exact number for that.  If not available, can I replace it with Lenovo Flex 2 14 motherboard I7 as it is popular in eBay?

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My ideapad  flex 14 - 20308 - 59411866 is having Motherboard problem.. its ITE 8587E chip is burned out. Can somebody help me to get it done.. (1) Where can get motherboard (2) Where can i get this chip (3) What is the alternate motherboard for this (What is the alternate chip for this. Thanks and regards 

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Hi, I have a flex 3 1480 80R3 with a acharging circuit problem . The laptop can be used when plugged in but it stopped charging after a power surge. The message is 'plugged in - not charging''. I have tested with diferent battery and charger and problem is on motherboard. Im wondering if I can get a motherboard repair walk-through if someone is familiar with this board, or perhaps if anyone has any ideas for how to get a schematic for the board so I can pass it to a technician and fix whatever component has gone bad. There is only one Lenovo service centre in Spain and the have quoted me crazy money as they dont repair boards they just swap them out. Thanks. 

A:Flex 3 1480 Motherboard charging circuit repair walk-through, or schematic for motherboard

Regardless of the country you are in, the story is the same.  The boards are swapped, not repaired.  

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I'm trying to put an SSD in my Flex 15 in place of the hybird that's on there now.  I can't seem to get the bottom panel off.  I removed all the screws all the way around, however the panel will only pry off up to the hinges where it connects to the screen.  I pryed up pretty hard, definitely hard enough to pop any pins that might be holding it.  I'm afraid to force it as it's plastic, am I missing something simple?


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A:Flex 15 replace hard drive

Have you had a look at the service manual?

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The fan in my flex 20 is making a lot of noise recently. Looking to buy the part and replace it myself.Anyone know where i can buy the part and what is the parts number? Thanks in advance.   

A:Replace system fan for ideacentre flex 20

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
The Hardware Maintenance Manual for the Flex 20 AIO lists two Lenovo part numbers for the fan replacement on page #48....
AVC BAAA0705R5HPOFF Beta CPU FAN    31504677
SUNON EG50050S1-C280-S9A Beta CPU FAN   31504676
Here is a link to that manual for your reference...
Here is a link to order those parts in Canada....

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Can you replace the battery yourself (when the time comes) on Lenovo Flex 5 15"?  I just purchased mine from Costco.  I owned my previous laptop for many years and was able to replace the battery several times over the lifetime of the laptop.  Just wanted to make sure that was possible with this one.  Are there any instruction out there (ie. youtube) on how to do this?  I could not find a source for the battery (possibly because this PC is new).  Anyone know of a source?

A:Can you replace the battery yourself (when the time comes) on Lenovo Flex 5 15"?

Hello and welcome,
Is it a Flex 5-1570?   Instructions and part # are in the Hardware Maintenance Manual:
If that's the right HMM, based on the battery part # it's available from Encompass, and other sources per The Google.  Encompass is the "official" parts source these days.

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I have Lenovo Flex 4 15 inch laptop and the letter "C" key has fallen out of the keyboard.  How to replace? where to order replancement key?

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My newly acquired T470p has suffered from unexpected reboots lately. Today I figured that moving it by holding it single handed triggers the reboot - I suspect the bottom cover is flexing, causing temporary shorts or disconnections. This is my first thinkpad without a rollcage: is this normal, or should I replace the laptop? This is my main machine, and I am working abroad (I bought the laptop in my home country) - what service level should I expect in the US?

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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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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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The important piece of background, the existing computer won't even boot to BIOS.  It's the restart loop, and I've searched extensively and tried pretty much everything suggested here and in a few other boards, so I believe at this point it's time to shop for a motherboard or possibly an identical machine. I know in some ways, my Windows install is partially tied to my hardware, so there could be activation hurdles. Q1: If I buy a new motherboard and put it all back together, will the computer work as it did before?  Q2: Similarly, if I found an identical Flex 2 15 used, same question?  

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my laptop dataDears, My Lenovo Flex 14 model 20308, I3, shutdown suddenly and I couldn?t open it again, The Charger indicator is on when I connect the charger and battery is connected, and off when battery is disconnected, I think the problem is from the motherboard, Please I could not find one I3 or even I5 that is suitable to my lap, Please advise how and where I can find its motherboard with suitable price and conditions Lenovo ideapad flex 14 model 20308 and factory ID is CS20

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I work at a phone and computer repair store, and we have a customer's laptop that is experiencing issues with horizontal lines appearing on the screen randomly. I've taken a look at the motherboard, and there is a component that has fallen off the board, it was rattling around inside the laptop beforehand. I don't know what the component is, or what it controls, so I don't know if it's related to the problem our customer is having. The component is circled in orange, and the pad that it is supposed to be soldered to is also circled. Thanks.

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Hey all, Im currently working in a cruise ship and some water got into my Lenovo Flex 4-1470 80SA. The motherboard is shot. I'm wondering what motherboard to buy or if there is a similar computer I can just buy and  put my old hard drive into a new computer. I'll be in Europe through October and haven't been able to find the flex 4 at all. Any artifice at all would be great!! other specs:Intel Core i7-6500UAMD Radeon R5 M430 graphics16gb ram 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi, I want to update my system. Im hoping to get a new motherboard, processor, and ram. im hoping for the ram to be 2048mb and the processor to be around 2.4ghz. also if the videocard could be agp on the motherboard that would be great, because i have an atx x800 xt and just got it a while back and it was very expensive, but if i need to replace that i could just sell it on ebay. i posted some screen shots at the bottem (from cpuz) so you can see evry detail about my pc. thanks so much -Nick

A:Want to replace my motherboard, processor, and ram need help.

you have another post stating that you want to get another socket-754 processor for you existing motherboard.

now this post states that you want to get a new mobo too?

honestly I would not suggest getting another processor for a socket-754 system because it will still be bottlenecked by the slower hypertransport bus and single channel ram.

if you still want to use your AGP card and still have the ability to uprade to PCI-E in the future, consider this mobo I used it myself until a month ago and it worked great. and it has gotten very good reviews. it also lets you upgrade to AM2 when it eventually is worth it to do so (i.e. K8L)

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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 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 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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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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Hi, since an unfortunate event, I was forced to join the forum . I'm a proud owner of an x220 4290CTO. Yesterday doing some cleaning to the machine, I fkd up a pin from the keyboard connector. Shame on me. Now I want to replace the mobo, but I can't find any replacement for the 4290CTO. Should I ignore the "cto" part and go ahead with any mobo compatible with 4290 (List )?Since I'm from Uruguay, I can't afford to fk up the buy , I can't send back the mobo if it doesn't fit or work with my model. Home some of you can help me to solve this sh*t. Deep sorrow.... love this machine.

A:X220 replace motherboard

Motherboards from any 4290 will work.  Tablet boards will not fit

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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 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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I have a Lenovo T430 with Ubuntu with an Intel i5 processor, but the motherboard is defective and I can't power on my computer.If I buy a used motherboard from ebay where it says in the description "This unit has been tested to successfully power on and boot to the BIOS screen", all I have to do is boot the computer as normal, and then it will enter Ubuntu and I can access all my old data just as before?If the replacement motherboard doesn't include a CPU, then I can just use my previous one on the new motherboard and it'll work fine, right?I saw used motherboards with the same product number on eBay around $30-70. Is it worth it?What about paying $70 or so to the computer shop so they can repair it?If the above aren't worth it, then how can I transfer my data to a new computer? I just buy a new computer and insert the SSD from the old one into it and I'll recover everything? I don't need to erase anything if I want to resell that Lenovo (everything but the SSD and damaged motherboard)?

A:Replace motherboard or buy new laptop?

Tested to enter the BIOS is diffferent from tested and working.  There can be things wrong.  If it is listed as "used". it should be working, so you should check the seller's return policy.  Assuming it is working, you should be able to access your data.  You can move the CPU, using new thermal paste.  It's your choice whether to replace it yourself or pay someone.  If the T430 meets your needs, it should be worth the cost.
This is the manual:

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

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Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.60 gigahertz Intel Celeron
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
128 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: TriGem Computer, Inc. Imperial 1.01
BIOS: Phoenix 6.00 09/16/2003

Is it possible to put a new/better processor on thes motherboard? Any suggestions?
Thanx, xroads

A:Can I replace Processor on motherboard?

Sure its possible.

What processor are you looking to upgrade to? If you are upgrading to a p4, you should make sure your mobo supports that processor. Give me a little more info on what you are trying to upgrade to. Do you have the mobo book. It should say what processors it supports.

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