Team Manager, Microsoft Support
The disassembly of the old one should be done in a specific order. If not, parts can be ruined before installing the new MOBO.
Fake videos are all the rage. It's easy to post an "inspiring" video when you don't have to do it for real.Have you guys ever seen those youtube videos ... I think it is in Korea or Vietnam, where the guy is walking down a road with a lot of trash and he comes up on a laptop in very bad condition ... I know ... I know ... a lot of it is fake, call it a guilty pleasure ... but how he gets that laptop going again is truly inspiring.
Probably pretty unlikely. This is not a task that you can do in pictures, it's something that you most likely have to be there. When you're doing the work, you can document along the way and also you remember that a certain connector seemed a little "off", or it took more force than you expected to remove some part. Little things can mean a lot doing something like this. I guess I've been lucky with the few times I've actually replaced a laptop MB, I got the exact match and it went in pretty much seamlessly.Do you think if I put up pictures of the board you might be able to see something out of place?
You crack me with them shoes!!! LOL!😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣Wellsir ... I never worked on a laptop before and I wanted the experience. I don't need this laptop ... I have a total of 8 desktop and laptops. I just want to learn how to work on them. I'm just an old woman in comfortable shoes working to learn things I don't understand,
Thanks you sooooooo much for that link ... a service manual is gold.😀
Yeah, me too. I just believe it's the DELL thing. I've owned two DELL laptops, Latitudes, and I had to replace the board in one, and the screen in the other. And it was not an easy thing to do. I did it.I've never even contemplated anything but an exact replacement for a laptop motherboard. I've done several of those, but I knew the motherboard matched 100%, all the connectors and nomenclature on the motherboard was identical. Those went quite smoothly, plug-n-play.