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Flex 2 15 - Replacing motherboard (ebay) -

2018-05-30, 22:46 PM

The important piece of background, the existing computer won't even boot to BIOS.  It's the restart loop, and I've searched extensively and tried pretty much everything suggested here and in a few other boards, so I believe at this point it's time to shop for a motherboard or possibly an identical machine.


I know in some ways, my Windows install is partially tied to my hardware, so there could be activation hurdles.


Q1: If I buy a new motherboard and put it all back together, will the computer work as it did before? 


Q2: Similarly, if I found an identical Flex 2 15 used, same question?  


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Re: Flex 2 15 - Replacing motherboard (ebay) -

2018-05-31, 15:47 PM

Hi ohnxtampa,




It should work as expected if it was the motherboard, isolated to cause the issue after all other troubleshooting steps done.


In effect, using the same part number of the motherboard helps assure that you are using the right one for your machine. Lenovo encompass does offer certified parts but other online resellers may have cheaper costing so just check on the return options just in case.


How to lookup and purchase Accessories, Upgrades, and FRU/CRU Replacement Parts


I hope this helps answer your query.



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