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Motherboard fried for no reason and suddenly

\015 I want to replace the motherboard but not with another original that might go again. I hear these boards die regularly. Is there another motherboard that will last that will fit in? Possibly one like an extensa? I don't want to replace it only to replace it again in another year or two.\015\012\015\012Thanks,\015\012Paul\015

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I understand your pain. Acer has a extensive case-history of motherboards that die or quit for no reason. Do a search and you will find forums full of complaints where the machine just quit for no reason and did not start ever again.
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\015\012I repair laptops for a living and see dead Acers in here all the time. Replacing the motherboard of a dead laptop is not easy. If you know how to work on computers, make sure you have a Service Manual for that make and model to make sure you can reassemble the computer. I do NOT recommend this.
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\015\012I also do not recommend replacing the motherbaord at all. Firstly, only an ACER mainboard for that particular model will work - and secondly if you have to pay for another mainboard plus installation, the cost of labor and parts will likely exceed the value of the machine - which even if repaired with a new mainboard - could conk out on you all over again.
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\015\012My advice - consider it totaled, invest your money in a newer model, and think twice before you buy Acer again.
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