Recently my Acer 4810t just stopped turning on, I had a friend take a look at it and he said the motherboard is burned. So I am wondering if it would be worth trying to fix this or just move on? The problem is, I'm extremely broke, and to buy a used computer in Germany would cost around 150-200 euros.
As I can see on eBay I can get a replacement motherboard for less than 50 euros, BUT... I'm not sure if I would be able to change it myself (hard drive or ram is ok but changing the whole motherboard is a bit above my level). Also, the laptop had quite a few power related issues before this happened, so I think there could be a problem with other parts of the computer which maybe caused the motherboard to burn, so it could just work a week or two and burn out again.
Anyone have any suggestions for me? This all happened when I am about to move to a new country and am in the most difficult financial situation of my life... Sods (murthys) law right?