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Worth it to replace motherboard?


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#1 cheryll207

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 09:36 PM

I have a Lenovo e560 laptop that I purchased from Lenovo refurbished just over a year ago. The warranty ran out in June. The monitor is black when I turn it on and I brought it to a local computer repair shop where they plugged in another monitor which also remained black and could not connect. I was told the motherboard was fried. I new motherboard costs about $300 ( I paid $600 for the laptop.) Is it worth it to replace the motherboard or should I look at a new laptop? Advice is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 06:31 AM

I would look for another laptop as I see them everywhere Dell would be my choice.

You should be able to buy a new laptop for what you spent on the refurbished Lenovo.


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 11:41 AM

Here are a bunch of refurbished machines you can get from New Egg for the price of swapping out that board.  If they are better than what you have then I'd go with a different machine.  If you're willing to put together a little more money you could get a better machine.  I only used $300 as my price point to represent the machines you could get for the same price as the board replacement.



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 06:29 PM

I went with the Business Lenovo E560 refurbished with Intel Core i7 8gb because I cannot afford a new "business" laptop. I use the laptop at work, home and for school. I am leaning towards another Lenovo Ideapad or a Dell (I don't love HP) any thoughts on these?




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