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Laptop wont start probably fried motherboard?

by JamesHuntington / January 10, 2015 5:47 PM PST

So i was playin video games on my laptop for a few hours and then it shut down. Apparently my cooling pad wasnt working and the bottom was really hot. I think its a fried mother board but the bottom is fixed/ unremovable. I cant check the parts nor replace them. Is there anything i can do to fix my computer? Or at least recover files?


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by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 10, 2015 7:13 PM PST

Repair something inside or taking out the hard disk should always be possible. Find the repair manual and see how. Since you didn't tell anything about maker and model nobody here can tell anything more detailed, I'm afraid.

A new motherboard most often is too expensive to consider a viable solution.


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by JamesHuntington / January 11, 2015 12:42 AM PST
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My laptop is the lenovo ideapad u410 not touchscreen

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Please folk, share the full model numbers.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 11, 2015 12:14 AM PST

Not directed at you but please, full model numbers. For example HP CD60 is a series so find the full model so members can see what you have.

OK, try the usual reset noted at the top of this forum (AC out, battery out, read the Welcome post on how.)

As to file recovery, putting the drive into some USB case is the cheap way.

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Can't find age.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 11, 2015 1:05 AM PST
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