DEAD vista laptop
Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:12 AM
Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:42 AM
I work at a local repair shop, and we see quite a few of these around the shop. Unfortunately, we usually just recommend saving whatever data is needed off the hard drive and getting a new system. When a motherboard goes out, there's no way to tell what parts it's taken with it, and playing the guessing game can get old and frustrating (and expensive!). If there's any data you need off the drive, you can plug it into another system with USB to SATA/IDE adapter and copy the data from there.
Unfortunately, laptops (especially lower-end models) just sometimes break- it's an unfortunate danger of the products and parts we use. You can try replacing the board, but know that there's a chance you'll spend more in parts, time and energy than you would getting a new system.
That's another thing- you'll be repairing a laptop with Windows Vista, which has far more than it's share of bugs. Getting a new laptop means getting Windows 7; that would be reason enough for me, given the circumstances.
I hope that helps! Let us know if there's anything else we can do.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:23 PM
Posted 24 June 2011 - 06:26 PM
took the motheboard out.with any luck its the video chip and the new board will fix your problem ,good luck
Edited by Bing7, 24 June 2011 - 06:27 PM.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 03:06 AM
Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:01 AM
Glad to hear you're up and running.
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