Acer Travelmate P236 - Do I need a new motherboard?

Discussion in 'Laptop Hardware' started by Riff88, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Riff88


    Mar 22, 2009
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    I have an Acer Travelmate P236, 4G ram, i3 intelcore, windows 7 64-bit. It is 8 months old.

    I had a power issue with the laptop - the machine would power up, then die after a few seconds.

    I made the unbelievably stupid mistake of opening the laptop and try to fix it myself while it was under guarantee. I tried advice which i found on many forums saying I should "hold down the power key with the battery and power cable out". It seemed like a quick fix.

    I accidentally dropped the laptop and two of the plastic encasers (or whatever you call them) that was connecting the motherboard with two cables to another part of the laptop broke off. I was fortunate that nothing else broke off. (please see attached pictures)

    I phoned Acer and from what they can discern from my discription over the phone, they say I need a new motherboard. Still, I would like another opinion from someone having seen the pictures.

    My question is, do I need a new motherboard, or can this be solved with a simple repair? The power issue still isn't fixed. It powers up for a few seconds, then dies.

    (for the pictures, I only removed the battery for a better view)

    Thank you in advance.

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    Riff88, Apr 28, 2017
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  2. Riff88

    something back

    Jun 25, 2011
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    North of the Watford Gap ,UK
    Yes I have to agree with acer it is looking like a new motherboard.

    You could try taking it to a local pc repair shop to see if they can get the parts or

    pull them off an old machine,the parts seem to be soldered on.
    something back, Apr 30, 2017
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