Replacing motherboard in a Fujitsu Siemens C series notebook
Posted on 2004-08-26
I have Fujitsu Siemens C4345 notebook, with P2 600Mhz processor which I bought secondhandhand (in Portugal where I'm living, so it has a Portuguese layout keyboard), but it died on me suddenly and inexplicably and now fails to boot up. I've taken it to two repair shops who have told me it needs a new motherboard, but the cost is apparently 750 euros just for the parts. I've found someone on ebay UK who is selling a C4135 motherboard with P2 400 mhz processor in its case, but they were unsure whether the M/B could be compatible with the rest of my notebook, or alternatively whether I could fit the screen and peripherals from my unit into their M/B, in its own case.
So, can anyone tell me: 1. Are the parts are compatible? 2. Is this a repair I could do without specialist knowledge or tools (I can assemble a desktop but have never tried with a laptop!)?