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Toshiba Satellite Pro mobo change?

by Marshole82 / February 20, 2016 11:36 AM PST

Hey all,

First post, and its because I am losing my mind and can't find anything definitive online. Hoping someone here can help.

I have a Satellite Pro C50-A-1E1. It runs on a HM70 mobo which I believe is only able to take Pentium and celeron chips...thanks Intel.

So with a CPU upgrade off the cards until I can change the board I'm trying to find out if there is an upgraded board that will fit my laptop.

Found a few HM77's but not sure if they will be compatible with the rest of the internals.

Any help will be great!

Oli

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You are in an unsupported area.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2016 11:49 AM PST

Only recently did some makers standardize the laptop cases, mounting and such but this is not documented. You have to eyeball it and try.

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Suck it and see
by Marshole82 / February 20, 2016 2:17 PM PST

So it's a case of "that looks about right, here's a hundred" and just see if it fits?

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I think you meant try it and see.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2016 2:21 PM PST
In reply to: Suck it and see

Unless you get very lucky in some Dell or such forum where I see more action on this. you are indeed stuck with try it and see. Makers don't answer for simple reasons. There's no money in it. The product is gone, folk don't want to pay for answers and areas like this get you the same as asking Ford if you can exchange a 351 for a 260.

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