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    Dead Laptops

    Bit of advice needed.
    I've got three acer Travelmate 230 XC laptops which have duff mobos.
    Is there anyway I can get them going without paying out more than they are worth?
    Any suggestions gratefully received

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    Re: Dead Laptops

    Sorry, how does that help me?
    I have of course researched repairers etc, and that is the problem - it seems to be uneconomic to repair them
    Which is why I asked - some clever edugeeker might have a solution or a source to help.

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    Re: Dead Laptops

    Keep an eye out on ebay and places like www.pchub.com for replacement mobo's and then replace them yourself. If I rememeber correctly, the 230, 270, 530 (and possibly some others) share the same chassis and casing so you could always swap the innards for those of a later model. The 230 also uses the extremly popular AU Optronics UB141X03 (B141NX04) LCD panel as used in many Acer models so you could always keep them for spares.

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    Re: Dead Laptops

    We are in a similar position with a couple of out of warranty Dell Latitude D600s, replacement boards were approx same price as a used D600 on EBAY. I did wonder about looking for cheap D600s with duff screens through EBAY & cannibalising them but decided we would keep ours as spares to repair other D600s we have.

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    Re: Dead Laptops

    thanks for the site - will look for a replacement mobo - had tried ebay but no go.

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    Re: Dead Laptops

    Probably a bit of a naff suggestion here since you have already researched it but if you go here :

    http://www.motherboardrepair.com/mother_board_repair.do

    They do a motherboard repair service but it looks like they are based in the US ( maybe they could point you in the right direction for the correct ones which are in the UK )

    Short of that you could always try www.yell.com LOL

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    Re: Dead Laptops

    I have just had 2 Dell D600s repaired. 1 new MoBo 1 new screen hinge.

    I found a company called ClonesUK near our school in Portmouth.

    Their website address is www.clonesuk.co.uk

    Their price for a MoBo was about 1/2 the Dell price.

    They also were quick and efficient.

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