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When Mobo fails as a result of static, is the processor affected?

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    In the event of a motherboard failing due to static discharge, I am wondering what components on the board that are usually affected. Is the processor spared or affected? Trying to see what parts that are recoverable. Thanks for helping out.
     
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    Why do you think static discharge has damaged something? In reality this practically never happens.

    If it were to happen then I would expect the only thing that would be affected would be the thing touched when it happened, it wouldn't really spread though the system. Also if you look at power surges or lightning strikes in most cases the processor survives, it's pretty hard to kill a modern processor.
     
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    Thanks for your response. Is the above principle same with laptop?
     
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    I would think so. I'm guessing this is a hypothetical question?
     
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    Well not sure what cover you refer too for the CMOS battery as there doesn't seem to be one other than the whole access panel on the bottom of the laptop. If thats the case and you were using and carrying it around unprotected then it would have damaged it in a number of ways.

    Older laptops are rarely worth fixing. And since it is a laptop pretty much everything is part of the motherboard anyway except the drives.
     
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