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W520 Motherboard replacement

2012-09-21, 9:55 AM

Hi All,

 

About 3 weeks ago my laptop suddenly shutdown and I took it to get repaired and it turns out the motherboard crapped out and needed to be replaced. Since my warranty ran out 6 months ago, they quoted for a new motherboard at $1,200.

 

Of course I cannot pay this kind of cash for a mere motherboard. My question is, is there any third party where I can get a w520 motherboard on the cheap?

 

Thank you!

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Re: W520 Motherboard replacement

2012-09-22, 3:28 AM

ebay

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Re: W520 Motherboard replacement

2012-10-03, 6:09 AM

Holy crap that's expensive, I paid < $1400 a year go for my entire W520 (it was on sale).  Would it be worth it to get a second opinion or are you sure it's the motherboard?

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Re: W520 Motherboard replacement

2012-10-03, 12:24 PM

What is the failure that has necessitated the repair requiring a new motherboard? It's really not worth spending $1200 on a system that is 18 months old. A new W530 (or a refurb W520 on the outlet site) would cost only a bit more in my opinion.


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Re: W520 Motherboard replacement

2012-10-03, 17:43 PM

I once had a Lenovo tech out to my place to service my old W510 and he told me that the internal cost of those motherboards is only like $90. Talk about profit.

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Re: W520 Motherboard replacement

2012-10-05, 15:19 PM

Thank you everyone for your replies. I've decided to purchase a new laptop since my options were very limited and time isn't on my side.

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Re: W520 Motherboard replacement

2012-10-07, 13:43 PM

You can always sell the dead machine on eBay "for parts.."  you might be surprised at what it is worth - even broken - screen, etc.. .. at least that would offset some of the pain.    I found it easier to just sell the whole thing for parts than piece by piece.  YMMV.  Later.

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