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Offline vNawar

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Troubleshooting an old Dell laptop
« on: June 26, 2018, 03:09:12 pm »
I found this old Dell laptop and thought maybe I could learn something or two from trying to repair it
so tried to power it on (without battery), but when I pressed the power button the laptop seemed to start up at first but then nothing happened, no lights and nothing on the screen
and when I unplugged it I think I could hear it shut off
anyway I took it apart to see what could the problem be and I saw this on the motherboard
what is this weird fluid thing? it's coming out of what I think is capacitors and these three-legged components and the fan port
is it permanent damage or could it be fixed?
« Last Edit: June 26, 2018, 03:12:18 pm by vNawar »

Offline Rasz

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Re: Troubleshooting an old Dell laptop
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2018, 10:48:28 am »
"this old Dell laptop" is a very popular model

its core2, worth ~$15-20 when 100% working, yours appears to have suffered retard with a heatgun to the GPU, its a source of soldering practice and parts (connectors/transistors/resistors) at this point
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