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    Motherboard repair


    by tonythetiger ·

    Does anyone know of a company that does board level repair? I have one with some blown capacitors. Thanks

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    • #3230282

      I wish I did

      by mjd420nova ·

      In reply to Motherboard repair

      I really don’t know of any service company that does that repair work, as most would cost more than the actual cost of the MOBO. The repalcement is the way to go. Personally, I would tackle it myself, but would begin to question what caused them to blow, and what besides the obvious blown caps has been toasted. I have a work bench set aside for those repairs, a well grounded outlet for soldering irons, a good ground strap for the wrist and a lighted, large magnifier. I will attempt this type of repair and use a good ohmmeter before attempting to apply power as it is always possible that more is wrong that is not apparent and I don’t want to sacrifice any other parts such as memory or plugin cards. Good luck.

      • #3231619


        by tonythetiger ·

        In reply to I wish I did

        It’s an older motherboard, a D6VAA dual P3 with raid. Just thought I could fix it and pass it down to someone else. Hated to waste two perfectly good 1 ghz processors and 768 meg of ram.

        • #3203892

          Spare parts…

          by dawgit ·

          In reply to Thanks

          I keep a lot of those type boards, just for the spares. Some things you just never know you’ll need will come in handy some days. They’re not making some of that anymore, and when you need it, you need it.

        • #3203859

          I found a local man

          by tonythetiger ·

          In reply to Spare parts…

          who repairs mobile radios who is going to give it a shot. I keep stuff too. Need a crystal that’ll speed up an IBM “AT” motherboard from 8 to 10 mhz? 🙂

    • #3231645

      too much potential for hidden troubles

      by shiny_topadm ·

      In reply to Motherboard repair

      Hi, one business unit of our company repairs consumer elctronics, which includes computers. The process of repairing a motherboard can be very time-consuming, and time definitely is money! Parts like capacitors are cheap, but if you miss something and it takes out a cpu, drive, etc. it can very quickly cost much more than it’s worth. There’s also a lingering question about long-term reliability, even if it works when you first power it up. As a policy, we don’t attempt motherboard repairs unless there’s no alternative, and even then, we suggest avoiding it if at all possible.

      • #3231124

        motherboard repair = risky business

        by fungus-among-us ·

        In reply to too much potential for hidden troubles

        As others have mentioned, repairing a mobo is probably not a good idea. Too many variables and components to worry about. Have you contacted the manufacturer (ECS) themselves to see if they would attempt a repair?

        I did a search on pricewatch for a dual socketed 370 mobo… only thing I found was this ASUS… for $149.00

        Think it’s time to make those P-III’s into keychains.

        • #3166820

          Actually I’ve decided

          by tonythetiger ·

          In reply to motherboard repair = risky business

          to try it myself.

          I’ve already ordered a P4 motherboard, CPU, memory, SATA drives, etc. I did it on the ‘cheap as possible’ (since I temporarily or maybe not so temporarily have six extra mouths to feed) and feel I done a good job with my budget… Socket 478 motherboard, P4 CPU (HT, 2.8mhz/800FSB, 1 meg cache), 1 gig ram, (and coolers for each) two 80 gig SATA, and a 650 Watt power supply for a grand total of $240. I’m re-using case, video, keyboard, and mouse.

          I figure if the repair attempt fails I can get some cheapie all-in-one motherboards and build for a couple of friends who still have Win95 on P2-166 (ugh!). If it succeeds, one friend will get a somewhat better machine 🙂

    • #3203902

      What about badcaps?

      by johnsonw ·

      In reply to Motherboard repair

      Came across
      Not sure of their reputation but it looks like they might do what you’re looking for

    • #2540380

      Component level repair

      by traby ·

      In reply to Motherboard repair

      I found the following link. says his work in guaranteed

    • #2611411

      Motherboard Repair At Component Level

      by j0rdan ·

      In reply to Motherboard repair

      Hello I noticed your post looking for a company that could repair motherboards at the component level. Hy-Tech PC does just that at an extremely fast turn around. You can visit the webpage at , they also specialize in laptop repair. The prices are very cheap and will save on your budget.

      Glad I could help,

    • #2549941

      I can tell you who not to use!!!!

      by atlas8307 ·

      In reply to Motherboard repair

      Pell Technology, worst experiance I’ve ever had. Total lack of profesionalizam and comunication. Had to threaten a law suite after 3 months to get my computer back.

    • #2462525

      Component Level Laptop Repair by COMPuFlex

      by support ·

      In reply to Motherboard repair

      COMPuFlex – Flexible Computing Solutions, provides full service component level laptop repair.

      We service individuals and computer repair shops that may lack the knowledge or capability to do the repairs themselves. Give us a call or email if you have any questions. Our email address is loaded with a quick auto-response so you can receive a lot of details very quickly.

      COMPuFlex – Flexible Computing Solutions
      3816 Britton Plaza
      Tampa, FL 33611
      support at compuflexinc dot com

      Partner Repair Pricing is available for those tech companies out there that need some help.

    • #2756594

      Quality Component level repair

      by nikkinex ·

      In reply to Motherboard repair

      I realize this is an old post, but if you or anyone in the thread is looking for a reputable company to perform component level repair, please contact me.

      I represent Nexicore Services, and we are a technology repair and parts distribution company. We have 150+ engineers and technicians on staff performing BGA level board repair, and are averaging over 6,000 board level repairs a month.
      We offer flat rate repair, with above industry average turn times and yeilds.
      I would be happy to discuss our services in more detail to see if we have a fit.
      Nikki Binkley
      Direct 630-675-7380

    • #2940389

      Motherboard repair

      by axcel2001 ·

      In reply to Motherboard repair

      you can send it to us to be able to repair that.. location philippines

    • #2997875

      Precision Division

      by rmpd ·

      In reply to Motherboard repair

      Precision Division replaces caps and performs board-level repair work. 11203 49th Street N., Clearwater FL 727-831-4369

    • #3023330

      Laptop Motherboard Repair Services

      by 120426-000211 ·

      In reply to Motherboard repair

      Precision Division
      Advanced Computer Repair
      13791 49th Street N
      Clearwater FL 33762

      Circuit-Level Laptop Motherboard Repair

      Most repairs $125 or less

    • #2882437

      Circuit-Level Laptop Motherboard Repair

      by 120426-000211 ·

      In reply to Motherboard repair

      Precision Division : Circuit Level Laptop Motherboard Repair

      Repairs are performed at an ESD safe computer controlled, dark infrared rework station. Process monitored by 3M continuous ESD event detection.

      To learn more, go to

    • #2884948

      Circuit – Level Laptop Motherboard Repair

      by jr3001 ·

      In reply to Motherboard repair

      The Computer Bros in Clearwater Florida has teamed up with to provide Laptop Motherboard Repair services to home users and computer repair shops throughout the country.

      Free In-Store Diagnostic. 14100 US 19N Clearwater FL
      (Same shopping center as Mugs ‘N Jugs and Hungry Howie’s on 66th Street)

      Free Diagnostic | No Hourly Repair Fees | Circuit Level Repairs | Motherboard Repair

      Open Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm (727) 748 – 8621

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