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Windows 7: Dad's computer, desperately want to save :(

31 Oct 2010   #31
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Rebuild it!

Though I would buy that processor with some dubiousness. It might not work in your laptop, even though it is the same socket.


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31 Oct 2010   #32
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Rebuild it!

Though I would buy that processor with some dubiousness. It might not work in your laptop, even though it is the same socket.
Yeah, processor is optional.... But an upgrade from 192 mb of RAM and 1.6 GHz 2 core processor would be nice!
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31 Oct 2010   #33
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You seem to be discounting the most probably damaged part: the motherboard.

But if it's just a science project, then knock yourself out!
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31 Oct 2010   #34
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
You seem to be discounting the most probably damaged part: the motherboard.

But if it's just a science project, then knock yourself out!
Well, either way, if I don't buy a new motherboard yet, I'll definitely know if the old one still works or not. My dad plans to buy each piece of hardware one at a time to conserve some money. But if I am gonna do that, I want to know if adding working parts to a dead motherboard will harm the new hardware in any way?
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31 Oct 2010   #35
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

You do know that you will have to replace that laptop motherboard with an exact replacement don't you? It's not like swapping motherboards in a desktop PC. I would be very surprised if you didn't damage some parts on the existing motherboard when you shorted out the USB port with the spoon. If you blew some voltage regulation circuits and your voltages are high, you could damage any new components you try in the damaged motherboard. It's not a road that I would take. Finding an exact replacement motherboard for that make and model laptop could be a tricky adventure and end in frustration.
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31 Oct 2010   #36
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
You do know that you will have to replace that laptop motherboard with an exact replacement don't you? It's not like swapping motherboards in a desktop PC. I would be very surprised if you didn't damage some parts on the existing motherboard when you shorted out the USB port with the spoon. If you blew some voltage regulation circuits and your voltages are high, you could damage any new components you try in the damaged motherboard. It's not a road that I would take. Finding an exact replacement motherboard for that make and model laptop could be a tricky adventure and end in frustration.
Acer Aspire1360 - Motherboard on eBay (end time 12-Nov-10 12:40:00 GMT)

This looks exactly like the motherboard I'm holding in my hands
All the orange squares/dots/holes are in exactly the same place in the picture in real life.
And the "Aspire 1360" is the make/model of the dead laptop.
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31 Oct 2010   #37
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

"Not Working"
(About half way down)

You could list yours at 11 p!

But you are on the right track. See if you can find a working one.

or, how about this: ACER ASPIRE 1360 LAPTOP & EXTERNAL DISC DRIVE SEE BELOW - eBay (item 380283628122 end time Nov-07-10 23:05:50 PST)
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31 Oct 2010   #38
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Found this one I expect is working.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ACER-ASPIRE-13...ht_3197wt_1141
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31 Oct 2010   #39
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Dom You have to scroll to the bottom of the page

Quote:
MOTHERBOARD TESTED AND AND SHOWED NO SIGNS OF LIFE, SOLD AS FAULTY, NO RETURNS, NO REFUNDS.





PLEASE ONLY BUY THIS BOARD IF YOU ARE A QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN OR

HAVING A QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN FIT IT FOR YOU!
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31 Oct 2010   #40
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Dom You have to scroll to the bottom of the page

Quote:
MOTHERBOARD TESTED AND AND SHOWED NO SIGNS OF LIFE, SOLD AS FAULTY, NO RETURNS, NO REFUNDS.





PLEASE ONLY BUY THIS BOARD IF YOU ARE A QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN OR

HAVING A QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN FIT IT FOR YOU!
Yeah, as it was a faulty board, I won't buy it
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