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Topic # 160611 13-Jan-2015 14:17
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I have a circa 2010 Dell 15R Inspiron (i3 with 1gb discrete graphics) which died, my uneducated analysis is dead graphics card which Google informs me is replacement motherboard time

Option A) Is it worth repairing? (Both cost and difficulty, i reckon i could maybe nut through doing it myself with a bit of Google assistance)

Option B) Dismantle and sell as parts

Option C) Any other cost effective options? Are there more generic motherboard options that I might be able to use say CPU/HDD/Ram etc and build a basic desktop (crazy thought i know :P ) 

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  Reply # 1213191 13-Jan-2015 14:22
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not worth repairing

sell as parts on $1 trademe and a computer dealer might grab it off you. don't expect much more than $50 if you dismantle and sell as parts or sell whole




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  Reply # 1213192 13-Jan-2015 14:22
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the charger might be worth more than you think though, and maybe the battery but depends on how much life is left




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  Reply # 1213193 13-Jan-2015 14:22
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Usually not worth replacing motherboard, cost is generally high.

Sell whole on TM as is..... someone will want it for the screen etc to replace their faulty one.






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  Reply # 1213202 13-Jan-2015 14:35
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Not worth it unless you want to do it for fun. Im guessing resale if working
is 300 max?I have not looked for this one but some boards can be cheap and new on eBay.



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  Reply # 1213273 13-Jan-2015 16:22
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I've got to pull it apart to get to the HDD to pull some files off it anyway so its probably not that much more work to swap the MB

Computer has been collecting dust for 6mths so this is heading toward fun/project status rather than a resale/need to repair scenario

I was looking at building a cheap family computer anyway but then had the crazy thought of swapping MB and rehousing key components into a custom case (I'm assuming it would still run without some of the Dell components attached - screen, camera, dvd, keyboard, touchpad etc?)

If i could relife it for a couple of hundred dollars it would probably makes better sense than forking out $400+ for a basic Celeron N35xx based system that i was planning

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  Reply # 1213276 13-Jan-2015 16:25
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Had a similar problem with a Sony. Sold it on trademe for $50 or so, no hard drive.




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