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Old 01-12-2011, 08:24 PM #1
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Motherboard switch?

So my inspiron 1520's motherboard fried/broke/doesn't work whatever. I have a inspiron E1505. Can I just switch motherboards and will it still work? Probably a pretty dumb question, but computers aren't my area of expertise. Thanks for your time.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:35 PM #2
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As long as the replacement is the exact same as the dead one, yes.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:22 PM #3
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check the specs on both, as long as the only differences are small things like CPU, RAM, and graphics, they should be the same dimensionally. assuming the body styling is the same.
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:18 AM #4
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I really doubt they will have identical dimensions. Even if the distinctions are mostly subtle, it's still a pain in the *** to modify a laptop case to accommodate a motherboard that wasn't made for it. Such is my experience, anyway.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:25 AM #5
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if it a few years old check to see if there an extended warranty on it. there was a class action lawsuit from nvdia and laptop vendors for laptops with bad video chips on them. the laptops would heat up and the video chip would fail. if your laptop uses that video chip and is in the right date range you may be able to get the mb or the unit replaced for free.
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