06-05-2020 05:15 PM - edited 06-05-2020 11:11 PM
Hi everyone. I was replacing my laptop's battery and while i was connecting the new battery my hand slipped with the screw driver and accidentally hit the motherboard and took a little piece off. Will i need to replace the motherboard or is there a way to fix it? also, would this particular piece have any effect on the performance and safety of my device? Thanks!
The pictures show the missing part in the red circle
06-05-2020 06:14 PM
To be honest -- no one knows! Because to know the answer, someone would need a detail schematic of the motherboard and neither HP nor the companies that supply motherboards to HP, publish those.
You might be able to find someone to fix this, but HP does not do this, and I would be surprised if you can find anyone that will.
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06-05-2020 07:16 PM
If You still have the component a good repair center could identify it and replace it.
06-06-2020 03:59 PM - edited 06-06-2020 04:20 PM
If that happened to me I would solder it back on. Those microcaps do not have leads. I know not everyone has a hot air soldering station. I have one and it is handy.
If you can't find the cap you will need to either replace the system board or source a new notebook.
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