Professional Laptop Repair
Does your Laptop have the "NO Video" "No BOOT" "On then OFF" Syndrome!
I can fix that!
30 Day Warranty ***See bottom of listing for details***
Refund for unsuccesful repair ***See bottom of listing for details***
Be wary of ebay sellers offering this service as many simply use a hot air gun or "Paint Stripper" to heat the gpu's. This will kill your motherboard. Ask them what tools do they use and check thier feedback. To do a successful reflow requires exact temperatures and high end tools.
I have been getting asked about the "exchange" boards being sold on ebay. What is the difference? Well, they are selling non-working boards they have aquired and fixed on these exchanges. More than likely it was the video. However I would keep in mind that there could have been other issues with the boards they were sent and might not have addressed in thier testing. Water damage and overheating are common. I'm hearing and seeing this all the time now that the new board the customer received had issues from the start or that something else didn't work on it or that it stopped working. Don't get someone else's problem board. I am repairing your board that you have had/owned since the start. I have replacement boards I buy and stock for using as "core" boards when a customer sends me a board that can't be fixed. I do not sell these boards out right! I use these for my customers. Sure I could buy and fix boards and sell outright on ebay but don't.
My rework tools:
- Honton HT-R390 Computer Controlled BGA Rework Station
- Aoyue 883 Infrared Bottom Heater
- Tornado Infra Pro Big Heater -Top Heater -heating larger GPU's and BGA's
- Tornado Infra Pro Lite Heater
- Aoyue 2702 Hot Air Rework station and Soldering Iron
- Microscope Inspection System with Digital Output to the Computer
- 4 Thermocouplers with digital temp readouts to monitor the temperature
As you can see from the list above I have spent quite a bit on the rework hardware. Why, because you have to in order to get a successful fix.
You can now download some of the more popular manuals from my website at coppershims dot com. These service guides show step-by-step instructions on how to take the motherboard out and put it back together. You can also download a little help guide I created to make sure your able to accomplish this.
So, your worried you might not be able to remove the motherboard? No problem, see my other listing for $100 which covers the extra cost to send the entire laptop. The extra $$ covers the labor to take it apart and put it back together. When sending in the motherboard, please leave the fan and cpu on the board so I can install the shim and paste when i'm done. Please remember this listing is for sending in the motherboard only and not the whole unit.
Check out my feedback and you'll see I'm a good guy! I take care of my customers and will do whatever I have to in order to make sure you are satisfied.
A little about me: I have been building and repairing computers and laptops since 1989. I have seen alot of customers bring in thier laptops after taking it to a computer shop only to be told it needs a new motherboard. After finding out what was wrong with them, I researched and found out how to fix them. Well, that was over 4 years ago and have been fixing them ever since. The problem comes from the manufacturers using non-leaded solder on the gpu's. After many cycles of heating and cooling cracks in the solder joint develop and short the unit. This causes the unit not to boot.
I am trying to offer a complete, easy and affordable solution for my customers as I know everyone is trying to stretch thier dollar these days.
Please check to make sure you laptop is not still under warranty. If it is, get on the phone with manufacturer of your unit and have them make it right!
I go the extra distance for my customers and pride myself in helping my customers and make sure they are happy with thier purchase and experience. I try very hard to answer any questions and return emails as quickly as possible. Look at my feedback and you'll see what i'm talking about.
So, what does this service include? I will repair the motherboard / video problem, put kapton tape around the gpu top, and put copper shims on the GPU Video Chip and Artic MX-2 thermal paste (better than Arctic Silver 5) on the cpu. This will "help" make sure that this problem doesn't come up again.
I will warranty the fixed laptop for 30 days. Any problems, simply send it back to me. However, if the laptop should fail again after the 30 days please contact me and let me know. Again I work with my customers before, during and after the sale.
Some of my feedbacks which I work very hard for:
- Solved my problem. Great deal. Accurate information, would buy again from seller
- Item as described.... fast shipping.... good communication! recommended
- Good deal, Great communication, couldnt ask for more. Thanks!!! A++++++++
- very satisfied,easy instructions,works like a charm,thanks again!
- Great item, Fixed my Laptop right up
- First time using this seller. Very helpfull, and great communicator! A+ Seller!!
- Very fast shipping... He is there to help you out... Fast to email you back too.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I'll gladly answer questions before, during and after the sale! I am very quick to respond to my email. If for any reason your not satisfied with your purchase let me know and we'll see if we can work something out.
I am open to shipping anywhere just keep in mind that the shipping included in the ad is for conus and shipping outside the US might be additional. I will not add a handling or service charge like others are doing to make additional money. Again I want this to be as affordable as possible for you.
NOTE: I have put extra days handling to the listing so it calculates the right amount of time from the time you order the listing, ship me the laptop and I have marked it as being shipped. If your in a hurry or need it back quickly please shoot me a email first.
A little note about some feedbacks about being slow: I DON'T RUSH! You can't hurry these repairs. If you do it's just gonna fail. I offer low prices and therefore sometimes get backed up with orders. On top of that I'll get a problem board that for whatever reason just doesn't want to work. I end up spending way too much time on it trying to get it going and this puts me a little behind. I have many repeat customers as well as many computer companies I work with. If you are in a hurry I would maybe suggest checking with some of the other ebay vendors. Or contact me first to find out if something can be done to expedite your repair. I do my best in these hard times to get your orders done in a quick and timely fashion.
Give me chance, you'll be glad you did!
11415 66th St N
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
please download and fill out the Work Order Form and include it in the box:
Note: I cannot be held responsible for any damages to your motherboard. Buy purchasing this listing you are agreeing to this. While I take every precaution while working on your board there is still the possibility that the motherboard might not work afterwards. However since your buying this listing then it's not working now. So what have you got to loose. Thanks for looking!
Update as of 7/17/2012:
***REFUND Policy: If I am unable to repair the board, I will ask the customer if they would like me to see about a replacement gpu and or and any additional cost involved. If the customer would rather have the unit returned, then I will refund $10 back thru paypal once a POSITIVE FEEDBACK HAS BEEN LEFT. Negative feedback or comments will void any refund and or warranty....
***WARRANTY Policy: I will warranty any gpu reflow for a period of 30 days starting on the day you receive the motherboard. This date is determined via the proof of delivery. If the video should go out again within that time then please contact me. There will be no charge for any additional labor but the customer will be responsible for the shipping both ways and any additional parts that might be needed.
Some things are beyond my control and I rarely have sent back a non-working board or system. I do the best I can and if you feel that I have not "earned" your positive feedback and a dsr rating of 5 stars then please contact me to discuss this.
By purchasing this listing you are agreeing to the above terms.
Thanks for looking!!!