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Topic # 15297 14-Aug-2007 17:55
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hi everyone...
I have a Toshiba A80 laptop, with a burnt motherboard. it uses a centrino 1.7Ghz processor..
anyway, anyone out there know where i can get a replacement motherboard...
I took it to service plus and they quoted me $900 for new motherboard...
plus I've been looking on ebay and found one for an A85 (same chassis or case as mine) but used to use a celeron mobile processor, just want to know if the centrino and celeron mobile use same socket...

by the way my motherboard is M/B K000022950 WK 503K


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  Reply # 82644 16-Aug-2007 20:03
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I am guessing you don't have it under warranty anymore.  Hmmm... I had my motherboard on my notebook die before and luckily it was still under warranty.

Anyway, $900 is a fair price for it to be fixed.  Notebook motherboards are extremely expensive.  I would not fix it if I were you.

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  Reply # 82660 16-Aug-2007 21:53
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yeah i missed out on the warrenty by 3 days... changing the motherboard isn't hard... i already took the laptop apart for the heck of it...


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  Reply # 82690 17-Aug-2007 10:02
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My Toshiba's motherboard (GPU in particular, I think) died after about a year. I got it from Parallel Imported, so no warranty. Took them to the disputes tribunal, and only ended up having to pay $100 for labour. It just wouldn't've been worth fixing otherwise. Have a look on TradeMe for a similar model (identical if you're really attached to your current laptop), because finding a replacement motherboard is pretty much never going to happen - Toshiba only seems to sell replacement parts through one retailer, where it'd end up costing considerably more than a reasonable secondhand dual-core laptop would nowadays.

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