Component Level Repairs

Fixed Fee Laptop Motherboard Level Repair

HERTS IT is UK’s first laptop specialist Company with over 18 years of experience in repairing any Brand of Laptops down to chip-level.

 
FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE AT INCREDIBLY COST EFFECTIVE PRICES
 

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MOTHERBOARD LEVEL REPAIRS

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All our engineers are extensively trained in laptop motherboard repairs down to component level. A lot of other service centres state they do component level repairs but what they do not tell you is that there are different levels.

For Example

  • Level 1 – DC Jack/Fuse Replacement
  • Level 2 – Power IC Replacement (6-12 pin ICs)
  • Level 3 – Controller IC Replacement (200-400 pin ICs)
  • Level 4 – BGA Rework Reflow (Northbridge / Southbridge / Graphics Chips)
  • Level 5 – BGA Reballing

Unlike other repair centers we are trained to repair down to level 5. Currently we have three Infra-red BGA Rework/Reflow units to our disposal and recently we have purchased equipment to help reball BGA Chips.

With cutting edge technology to our disposal we are much more equipped than our competitors to repair Northbridge and GPU issues which are common on most laptops, more so now that manufacturers are fitting higher end chips with ever higher failure rates.

 
SOME COMMON REPAIRS OUR ENGINEERS CARRY OUT
DC JACK REPAIR
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Laptop power problems are usually caused by a faulty/wobbly DC jack, which stops your laptop from recharging or powering up

Common Symptoms are:

  • Your laptop battery will not charge
  • Wobbly DC Jack Power Connector
  • Intermittent Battery charging
  • Screen Dims and brightens often
  • When power supply is moved laptop turns off
  • The charging light may not illuminate.
  • A burning smell coming from the DC Jack
  • No Power
DIM DISPLAY
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Dim Display problems are usually caused by a faulty inverter or Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp in side the screen, which stops your laptop screen from illuminating.

Many companies tend to replace the screen if the CCFL is faulty, this option is much more expensive, where as we can replace the CCFL for a fraction of the price.

Common Symptoms are:

  • Faint Windows Logo
  • Turns on and Windows Login Sound is Present but nothing on screen
  • Blank Screen
POWER PROBLEMS
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Laptop power problems are also caused by faulty power sections on the motherboard, which can stop your laptop from recharging or powering up.

Common Symptoms are:

  • Turns off after a while
  • Not turning ON
  • Not charging battery
  • Power supply light blinking when inserted
  • Battery does not charge even though a new battery has been purchased
  • Battery does not charge even though a new Power supply has been purchased.
SCREEN CORRUPTION
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Laptop display problems are also caused by a faulty screen or VGA chip on the motherboard, which can affect the display.

80% of the time its a fault with your on-board Graphics Card. These graphics chips are BGA form factor, Ball Grid Array chips cannot be re-soldered using convention soldering irons. We have invested over £250,000 on equipment which includes three BGA rework/Reflow units.

Unlike other repair centres we have even perfected BGA re-balling..

Common Symptoms are:

  • Multi Colours
  • Multi unknown alphanumeric characters
  • Blank Screen
  • White Screen
  • Flickering Screen
  • Lines on Screen
  • VGA Chip
  • Power Light but no display
HDD PROBLEM
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Laptop HDD problems are usually caused by a faulty IDE Controller, HDD connector on the motherboard or a Faulty HDD.

Common Symptoms are:

  • IDE error
  • Operating system not found
  • Ntdlr missing
  • HDD hanging
  • Clicking noise from HDD
  • Whining noise
LIQUID SPILLAGE
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Liquid Spills cause components to short on the motherboard. So the best thing is to turn off your laptop immediately and mop down any excess liquid with paper towels (do not use a hair dryer as that will cause more issues).

Make sure the battery is removed and send the laptop to us immediately.

Liquid spillage can cause rusting if the laptop is not sent to us immediately.

Common Symptoms are:

  • Keyboard Sticky
  • No power
  • Failure of drives
  • Motherboard Failure

What to do when you spill liquid on your laptop.

Stop!!

A lot of people try and dry out the laptop themselves. Do not do this as you could end up causing more damage by solidifying the liquid into the motherboard.

Best thing to do is…

  1. Switch it off
  2. Remove the battery
  3. Contact Us

Do not try to turn it on or dry it with a hair dryer. This will just cause a lot more damage.