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Compaq laptop motherboard problem

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by The Stovalls, Dec 8, 2005.

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  1. The Stovalls

    The Stovalls Guest

    Hi all,
    I'm new to the group, but in searching for an answer to my problem, this
    group came up, so I thought I would give it a try. I have a Compaq EVO
    N1000V laptop that is about 3 yrs old. The motherboard has been replaced
    once about a year and a half ago for this same problem, but the warranty has
    since expired. One of the small diodes (I am assuming here) has burnt
    completely off of the solder & is mostly disintegrated from the arcing.
    There are no identifying marks on these tiny chips that I can find. The
    chips that are next to it & appears to be the same measures 0.109" x 0.138"
    & are soldered to the board by only 2 points (one at either end of the long
    side). I suspect that this is part of the charging system, since I am
    getting no power to the board. I am not a "board repairman" but am a A+
    certified technician with all sorts of pc repair experience under my belt.
    If I could determine the type of chips needed, I could solder them on
    myself! I would also be willing to send the board to someone for repair, but
    have had a rough time finding anyone qualified! Could some of you guys help
    me identify the chips, or direct me to a repair shop with a good reputation?
    I would like to find a shop local to the north Atlanta area if possible.
    Thanks in advance for any help you guys can provide!!!

  2. Art

    Art Guest

    Purchase a used one off E'Bay or from a Computer Show and swap the M/B or
    just replace the 3 year old device completely. Probably never get the part #
    from Compaq for the diode: unless you have another M/B to swap the device
    from, hoping that other components are not also damaged.
  3. Guest

    You want a repair shop to repair to component level a laptop
    Compaq doesn't even fix them to component level and does not have
    schematics or individual parts available. The motherboard is the
    replacement part.

    Since motherboard manufactures do not support having them repaired to
    component level, no wonder you are having a hard time finding anyone
    willing to even touch it.

    You best option is to try and find one on ebay that works but has a
    broken display, second option is to try and complain about the Compaq
    quality and try and get them to repair it for free as it has been
    repaired once for a motherboard failure. Obviously the written
    warranty does not apply but the implied warranty does if it is in fact
    a repeat failure of the same part, the motherboard.
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