The motherboard in a laptop is designed to join all of the hardware components together and keep them working appropriately. A laptop will cease to function if any part of the motherboard is damaged or destroyed. There are several problems that can cause the motherboard in a new laptop to go bad.
A motherboard that has not been properly designed or that is damaged from the factory can go bad during initial use.
If liquid is spilled onto a laptop or if the machine is dropped onto a hard surface, the motherboard may become dislodged or short out and cease to function.
An improperly wired laptop may send an incorrect amount of voltage to the motherboard, resulting in prompt death of the circuit.
If a laptop has a faulty heat sink or malfunctioning fans, the computer may overheat and cause the motherboard to fail.
Plugging a power supply into a laptop that has a higher power rating than the computer was designed for can cause the motherboard to overload and go bad.
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