Riches Informatique Computer Support Questions & Answers
|Question||Last Updated on 12.4.2020 at 15:00:59|
Can you repair a computer motherboard?
No. Motherboard repairs are outside the scope of services offered by Riches informatique. We will replace them in some cases, providing they are readily available, cpu compatible, and the overall repair is cost effective.
To test whether a motherboard replacement is viable, add up the cost of a new motherboard, shipping, fitting and testing, and then compare that total with the cost of:
- a used or, "second-hand" computer of the same specifications but with a good motherboard,
- a brand-new computer.
If you have a failed mini-tower or tower PC motherboard and buy another computer with internal specifications and dimensions that are similar to your old PC, you can remove the hard-drive from your old computer (the one with the bad motherboard) and install it in the new computer as a second hard-drive or "slave". Your new computer won't need to boot from that old hard-drive but instead, it can be used as a storage archive.
If your replacement computer doesn't have the space inside for your old hard-drive to be fitted, it is possible to connect your old hard drive to the new computer via a USB connection, and there are several solutions available to achieve this.
But sometimes, when a motherboard failure is suspected, it may be something else entirely!