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Ruptured Motherboard??

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!!!

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Happens all the time.

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.

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what was the problem with the laptop that caused you to put it in the shop? what is the make and model of the laptop? The best way to decide is to ask them for a breakdown of their quote to fix the laptop. My rule of thumb is, since it is two years old and If it exceeds more than 50 percent of what you originally paid for the laptop, it is not worth it. you can also check places like ebay, look for the specific model and see what they are going for and compare it to the repair cost.

One of the problems with fixing laptops is a lot of times, it causes other problems since so much is compressed into a small case. I will not work on them unless it is something simple as changing drives or ram Happy

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