Motherboard and/or Graphics Card Repair Service
Reflow BGA & Repair Service
Ever have one of those days when you push the power button on your laptop the lights and fans come on for a second but nothing appears on the display/screen, then it shut off by itself?
You try over and over again and the blue (or amber) light comes on, remains on for a few seconds but still no display, then shut off. If you've ever gone through all the basics by removing everything that can be removed from your laptop, testing components in other, working systems with known good CPU/Ram/HD/Optical/PS/Wifi and still not a good solid outcome on your hard effort?
Well. . ..I am here to assist.
Don't throw away that laptop or sell it cheap to someone because you think that it maybe to expensive to repair your laptop. Many technicians will not tell you that you may need a reflow on your motherboard but instead they try to sell you a new motherboard instead just to make a quick buck and that could cost you more since motherboards are the main component of a laptop.
Motherboard reflow technical process is not as easy that any technician can do. IT takes the right machines and tools to reflow a motherboard with EXPERIENCE.
If your laptop has symptoms of one or more of the following problems listed below you will likely need to reflow the entire motherboard and graphics chip/GPU.
No video at all.
Lines or gains appearing on LCD or video.
Video on external monitor only.
Laptop comes on for a second or three, then turns off and stays off.
Wireless connectivity problems or wireless not detecting by motherboard.
Laptop has power and turns on but no display on screen.
Laptop some times turn on but most of times does not.
Laptop running too hot and shuts down by itself.
The source of these issues lies in the BGA (Ball Grid Array) chips on the motherboard which have developed incomplete or faulty solder connections with the rest of the laptop's motherboard. Over the course of time when using your laptop, thermal stresses and flexing from the day-to-day handling and operation of your laptop can cause these faults to develop.
Repair of this issue requires the use of specialized tools, including BGA reworking stations and/or laser microwelding utilize an IR reflow station to repair the faults in these laptop motherboards.
Due to design flaws, this series of laptops has been particularly susceptible to developing these problems.
Certain laptop models that have frequent video failure issues are:
Hewlett Packard, Compaq, Dell, Acer, Toshiba, Sony, Gateway, IBM, Lenovo, Alienware, Panasonic, Averatec and Fujitsu.
Well known graphic card issues are:
Hewlett Packard DV6000/DV2000/DV9000/TX1000/TX2000
and many others......
How much it cost and what is included with this service is:
Flat fee cost of $100.00
Run full diagnostics (post code reading) first to make sure you do need to reflow the motherboard.
Taking apart entire components of the laptop and removing the motherboard.
Reflow entire motherboard.
(*Motherboard lead-based eutectic solder melts at 183C and achieves full liquidus at 210C, where effective intermetallic transfer and a good solder result occurs.)
Reassemble entire laptop (I will also apply new thermal grease on CPU for FREE).
Final diagnostic check to make sure it functions properly.
Tune up laptop (IF applicable) for FREE.
Completion within 3 days or less.
Guaranteed. . .. . .. NO fix NO pay.
You know how much a brand new laptop are these days and top it off no softwares included (go figure?). Why pay for a new one IF yours can be repaired?
I have over 10 years experience on computers and networking.
Call me if you have any questions and our shop is located in Sacramento Midtown Downtown area.
Sac City Computer Hub
Street - Unit #8 - Second Floor Level (between 26th and J Street next to Starbucks)
Sacramento, CA 95816
Monday to Saturday 10AM to 7PM
NOTE: If your in the market for a fully refurbished laptop, I have over 30+ in stock fully loaded with softwares INCLUDED running on Windows XP Pro, Vista or Windows Seven. Just tell me what your in the market for and I will guide you to your needs and budget. Size of laptops varies from 10" inch to the large 17" LCD screens including gaming laptops too!