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upgrade notebook motherboard?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wo1fguy, Jan 7, 2002.

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  1. wo1fguy

    wo1fguy Thread Starter

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    I recently upgraded my home pc and am now wondering if I can replace the motherboard in a compaq notebook. does this involve soldering things in, or does it plug in like the towers?

    here's what it does(compaq presario 1200, AMD K6-2 450 Mhz): I turn it on and the fan switches on, and the lights come on, but that is it. I hear no booting up noises, and nothing comes on the screen. when I put a cd in the drive, I hear it spin and read, but that is it. I tried using a startup disk, and tried replacing a small battery on the inside that I think is for BIOS. is it a motherboard problem, or processor, or other?

    thanks for yourhelp
     
  2. Rockn

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    NB motherboards are proprietary to the case they are built for. You will never find a motherboard to fit the case unles you have a couple hundred thousand dollard to hire a design team to make a motherboard upgrade for your notebook. You would more than likely be able to upgrade the processor and memory and that's about it.
     
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    what if I just want to replace it with the same one? I think it is the motherboard that is the problem?
     
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