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Old 06-09-2007, 08:06 AM   #1
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Default Recapping laptop boards?

Has anyone on here had any experience recapping laptops? The boards are so expensive, I'm sure there's a market for this type of service.
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Old 06-09-2007, 06:40 PM   #2
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i have done a bunch of sager/alienware boards.
most laptop mobo's use polymer or mlcc anyway.
i do replace a ton of dc jacks though.
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:28 PM   #3
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I think there will be a good market for those who can recap a laptop board, kc8adu. So many shops are scared to even dismantle a laptop to the point of removing the mobo, so I think a guy could make a good niche with this sort of thing.

We see a lot of people bring in laptops with broken power jacks, too. I've gotten to the point that I can do one of those repairs in about 1:15. That's not too bad. Of course it takes longer when you factor in testing time, etc. I generally replace the jack and have the next guy do the testing for me. It keeps me in my groove, so to speak!

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Old 06-10-2007, 05:19 AM   #4
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i can do teardown and reassemble pretty fast but i have our pc tech do that.saves me time i can spend on board repair.we get a ton of laptops here as we are the only shop in the area who will service them component level
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Old 06-10-2007, 03:38 PM   #5
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Yes, that's is also a very good idea. I may have to think about that as well. Right now we have 8 techs besides myself, though.
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Old 06-13-2007, 01:39 PM   #6
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KC8, can you post a source for DC jacks?
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