The make/model is missing here so you could tell more. Some models don't do well as folk use them on a soft surface and the heat does them in.
Prices on many models are so low that repair doesn't make sense.
My daughter's laptop is currently in the shop and they've told her that the motherboard ruptured and it will cost more to fix it than it would to buy a new one. The laptop is about 2 years old. Does this sound right?
Thanks so much!!!