I believe I also mentioned I am a computer nerd. Yesterday a friend got back her laptop after having it repaired due to a bad monitor or something. They actually replaced the monitor, the monitor cable, and her motherboard, which I don't understand why the motherboard, based on her symptoms it sounded more like monitor itself. She asked what a motherboard is and my response was:
Usually in a laptop thats one of the first to die since it gets bent around so much. As for your motherboard, based on your symptoms I highly doubt they needed to replace it. Based on the symptoms you listed a while back…the issue should have been fixed with just one thing being replaced. Please tell me it was covered under warranty.
The motherboard connects the CD drive, monitor, keyboard, touchpad, CPU (brain of computer), GPU (makes stuff pretty), wireless card, USB ports, and EVERYTHING else to EVERYTHING. Oh, and it has the BIOS/CMOS chips…the chips needed to even start the computer. The fact that you could at least see the manufacturer logo means the motherboard was ok (or was it you could see the windows logo?)
Ok, thats not too bad, just simple explanation of what the mother board does. Problem is I don't stop and this happens:
It is quite informative but long really, did anyone read all of it? Its ok if you didn't, I understand. What is worse is sometimes I talk like this too. But hey, some day you will be trying to start your computer and something is going wrong and you see the Windows Startup Screen before it crashes to the blue screen, and you take it into get it repaired and they will tell you its 500$ to fix since they need to replace some parts. But you know better, you know your computer made it to step 8, and if they need to replace the motherboard, it wouldn't have made it to step 3. (IF its getting that far its a problem with the OS and depending on the issue it is EASY to fix.
Oh, and after that, I did the same thing to her twice more in the same message!
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