Motherboard replaced or not?

  kalinka 16:05 03 Jan 07
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Was told needed new motherboard and paid a substantial amount of money to have it replaced. Have now got it back and have not lost any information on laptop. I thought that when motherboard goes all is lost. Could it just have been repaired and I paid more than I should?

  ed-0 16:19 03 Jan 07

" have not lost any information on laptop. I thought that when motherboard goes all is lost."

No. If you exchange a like for like, then the hard drive will see no difference. The only thing visible or different may be the bios version. The newer motherboard will probably have a newer bios.

" Could it just have been repaired and I paid more than I should?"

That is possible but would be the kiss of death to the company who has charged for a new motherboard and not supplied it. If it was proven then the internet can quickly spread the outcome and seriously damage a company's reputation.


It should be possible to tell if you have a new motherboard, check the external connections, usb, vga,firewire etc. They should all look shiny new and be no play when you plug in a connection.

  PaulB2005 16:30 03 Jan 07

You data is stored on a hard drive and not the motherbaord, hence data is not lost.

  kalinka 17:57 03 Jan 07

Thanks for replies - feel better now.

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