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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 13699 24-May-2007 16:21
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Hey I am wanting to know where to get Laptop motherboards please? do I just ask places like Harvey Norman? I looked on Trademe.co.nz and there was nothing. I want to try and build a new computer with another computer other than my cruddy NEC laptop (the NEC Versa M400).

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  Reply # 72095 24-May-2007 16:40
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You cannot buy Laptop Motherboards as an Off-the-Shelf item.  They are proprietary and every manufacturer uses their own standard.

So you have to go back to the manufacturer of the laptop and order a replacement motherboard from them.  WARNING:  It will be very expensive!!!

Last time I enquired about a replacement motherboard for my wife's Acer, it was $500 so not worth repairing, we just sold the parts on Trade Me.

Laptop CPUs and RAM are also not compatible with standard motherboards, so you cannot use those parts again.  If you are lucky you could use the Hard Disk (via a 2.5" to 3.5" adaptor cable) but that is all Frown.

Sorry to tell you the bad news...



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  Reply # 72210 25-May-2007 14:29
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Oh man that is bad news :( oh well I will just have to try something else then, thanks for the info.      

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