A motherboard (sometimes alternatively known as the mainboard, system board, planar board or logic board, or colloquially, a mobo) is the main printed circuit board (PCB) found in computers and other technological systems. This board controls all aspects of your desktop computer or laptop. Of all of the hardware that is housed in your laptop, the motherboard is generally the most expensive piece, and also the most fragile. On top of being in control of your computer, the motherboard also contains vital data (BIOS) that keeps your computer running smoothly.
The amount of symptoms caused by a bad motherboard can range from; USB slots not working all the way to your laptop not turning on at all. That being said, the motherboard is generally the last thing we try to replace. Most computer repair shops will diagnose a bad motherboard and just go for a replacement. At A Plus Computer Tech, we will do our best to find the exact component on your motherboard and fix and or replace that component. The difference in price is phenomenal, one component of a motherboard can cost between $5-$45, whereas most full motherboard replacements range from $120-$250. What this means to you is that we try our hardest to cut down cost as much as possible, and get your computer fixed ASAP.
How we can help
If you are having issues with your laptop and you think it is your motherboard, don’t hesitate to bring it in to us. Motherboards are delicate pieces of hardware that can be harmed just from the wrong touch or from electrostatic discharge (Shock you get from rubbing your socks on carpet). With our FREE DIAGNOSTIC services, we will find out exactly what is wrong, and we have the proper training and tools to be able to handle the motherboard safely.