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The Dead Motherboard – Last Resort

Your favorite motherboard is on the fritz; what are you to do? You’ve tried everything you can think of to no avail, which is causing you to fret! You’ll want to check out this neat last resort trick that might resolve your problem. You see, the solder that holds the chips onto the motherboard will sometimes degrade and cause the whole system to fail. A well-known practice to bring a motherboard back from the dead would be to reflow it using heat. You heard that right; you need to bake that piece of hardware in the oven like it were a roast for dinner! It sounds insane, I know, but the generated heat from a stove can get hot enough to cause the solder on the motherboard to meld back together. There are some precautions that you should take for your safety and all other people around you.

The Dead Motherboard - Last Resort

Now, this the is the last resort option and is not guaranteed to fix your motherboard at all. If you’re going to toss out the dead hardware, why not try reflowing anyways just to experiment with it? Who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky and you’ll be able to bring it back to life for a few extra months before you have to do it again! Impress yourself and everyone around you. Reflowing the motherboard is a prevalent practice for laptops and video game consoles. The reason for this is because all of the parts are usually integrated on the motherboard itself. This essentially means if one thing screws up that it creates an issue for the whole system. Not to mention, trying to use a heat gun in certain situations may or may not be easy, which is why most people toss that motherboard on a cookie sheet and pop it into the oven!

If you want more information about motherboards or how to reflow them, please contact us, and we will answer any questions you might have.

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Laptop Screen Replacement

So, your laptop took a fall but seems fine until you turn it on at which point you notice a black and white spider web running across the screen. Now you are unable to see a thing and your screen is basically useless and your productivity on that laptop has just evaporated.

Laptop Screen Replacement

If it’s within your budget, your natural impulse is probably to run out to the nearest computer repair store and buy a brand new computer so that you can get on with your computing life in as short a time as possible. Not so fast; there is often a better solution than simply paying money to get a new machine because of something as simple as a cracked screen.

Leaving aside the fact that the purchase of a new computer is simply outside of the budgetary constraints of some people, it’s often just not worth your time to have to move all of your files and reinstall every single application you regularly use in order to address the issue of a cracked screen.

The best thing to do here is to simply have your old screen repaired. This will save you quite a bit of money as it is nowhere near as expensive as having to fork over the cash for a brand new laptop and you can probably be up and running in a fraction of the time as well.

Depending on how technically competent you are, it is entirely possible to replace the screen yourself provided you can get your hands on the right screen however, this may extend the length of time fixing your laptop takes so it is probably in your best interests to simply have a repair store do it for you as they will already have the parts on hand and can do it for you in a fraction of the time it would take anyone to install a new screen themselves and there is not the risk that you will accidentally void the warranty in the process.

If you have a broken laptop screen or have a friend or family member who does, please contact us today so we can get you up and running again.