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Windows 7: Motherboard Problem, IC shorted

14 Sep 2013   #1
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Motherboard Problem, IC shorted

My Dell studio laptop 1558 Motherboard ( dell DAFM9CMB8C0) has a problem due to juice spill i had few days ago...
by carefully investigating the motherboard, i found that one Integrated Circuit has a shorted legs , i can see some rust and i can feel the sticky juice
the motherboard doesn't work now, and always gives steady ember light
WHAT to do now
is there any way i can replace that IC ....




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14 Sep 2013   #2
fireberd

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I'm an ex guitar amp tech and have worked on computers for years (before PC's and integrated circuits) and worked at a NASA PC board repair facility. I wouldn't tackle something like that, even if I could get the proper replacement IC. That is "Surface Mount Technology (SMT) type and in most cases requires special equipment to work on. In addition, most PC boards are multi-layer which also requires specialized equipment.

There are places that sell refurbished motherboards. That is your best option.
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14 Sep 2013   #3
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
I'm an ex guitar amp tech and have worked on computers for years (before PC's and integrated circuits) and worked at a NASA PC board repair facility. I wouldn't tackle something like that, even if I could get the proper replacement IC. That is "Surface Mount Technology (SMT) type and in most cases requires special equipment to work on. In addition, most PC boards are multi-layer which also requires specialized equipment.

There are places that sell refurbished motherboards. That is your best option.
Thanks for the reply
U mean no use of trying to replace the IC
I have already cleaned the area using alcoholic 99.9 but the board still not working
The refurbished one is expensive
I upgraded this laptop and spent nearly 150
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14 Sep 2013   #4
fireberd

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

IF that IC is the problem, you will still need specialized SMT tools to unsolder and solder a new one in, without damaging any other component or the motherboard.
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15 Sep 2013   #5
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
IF that IC is the problem, you will still need specialized SMT tools to unsolder and solder a new one in, without damaging any other component or the motherboard.
Thanks for the reply
i think what you're saying is right repairing this motherboard is time consuming and difficult with SMT , and the probability the motherboard failing is high.. or the repair will not last long
I have found one place the reapir motherboard for 50 but they give 90 days guarantee.. i dought it
i prefer buying anew one, but the price is high ,, more than 100..
i am not sure where to find good places to pay rather than ebay or amazon..
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15 Sep 2013   #6
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Used and tested Dell studio laptop 1558 motherboards are on evil bay starting around $50us.
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20 Sep 2013   #7
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 

Before you give up, try cleaning the affected area with water, deionised, preferably as conductive spills are usually water based and alcohol might not remove the deposit. Use wet tissues and cotton buds and dry with tissues. At this stage you have nothing to lose.
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