How a Motherboard Goes Bad in a New Laptop

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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.

Faulty Circuits

  • A motherboard that has not been properly designed or that is damaged from the factory can go bad during initial use.

User Error

  • 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.

Short Circuit

  • An improperly wired laptop may send an incorrect amount of voltage to the motherboard, resulting in prompt death of the circuit.

Heat

  • If a laptop has a faulty heat sink or malfunctioning fans, the computer may overheat and cause the motherboard to fail.

Power Supply

  • 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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