Laptop chip burntout

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  1. shadowhero

    shadowhero New Member

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    hey just wondering
    my firends laptop recently died
    and he told me to take a look at it
    so i opened it up and found out that 3 small black chips had burnt out
    would it be possible to just replace those chips, n make the laptop work again?
     
  2. eideteker

    eideteker Who jarked off in my frakkin' coffee? OT Supporter

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    You'll have to be more specific on what kind of "chips" they were. If you are really good with a soldering iron, you could probably replace them, but it might not be worth the effort - what brand/model laptop is it?
     
  3. shadowhero

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    That was a cheap laptop to begin with, go buy another one, swap the hard drives and return the broken one
     
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    you are such a fucking douchebag.
     
  6. awns729

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    you could swap the motherboards, i think thats probably your only moral, cheap option.
     
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    Not even close. Laptop motherboards run hundreds of dollars apiece, because they have to be custom-made for each model of laptop.
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    Dude, you're fucked. Even if you replace those chips, there's no way of knowing (until you turn it on) whether there's any other damage you can't see, or whether the event that caused the damage was a one-time thing or will happen again the next time he uses it.

    Given the kind of catastrophic failure those chips suffered, I'm going to venture a very safe guess that there are other damaged components that you'd need an EE degree to locate and replace. Don't bother.
     
  9. awns729

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    Ebay says $150-180 for his laptop model, assuming its the correct part. Still cheaper than a whole new laptop by a lot.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Acer-Aspire-368...X0-TESTED_W0QQitemZ280229740199QQcmdZViewItem


    But if you were to replace it, I think you'd want to make sure the other components were tested to be working first.
     
  10. shadowhero

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    yeah, the thing is, i'm not sure how i can test out the other parts, the only thing i was able to test was the hdd, not sure about the cpu and the ram

    anyone wanna donate me a leet laptop? lolzz
     
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    Please remove Australia from your location, I don't want anyone to know.
     
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    know what?
     
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