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W520 repair, Is it worth the investment?

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W520 repair, Is it worth the investment?

#1 Post by brucehe » Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:17 pm

Hi all,

So, it looks like the W520 needs a new motherboard. It has a 04w2029 mb. I found a 042028 mb on Ebay for $58. The W520 has a 2720QM Cpu and a 256GB SSD, 12GB RAM, 1920X1080 . I I have a T450S that is fine for most stuff but want to buy a newer P series to run Sketch UP a bit easier and smoother than the W520. So, I guess I will sell the W520, probably not worth much more than the MB costs. Is it worth the investment? Will the used MB die too? I hate to toss the W520. Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Bruce
W520 FHD Quadro 2000M, Yoga 2 10 inch W10, (3)T450S 8GB 256 GBSSD FHD, touchscreen, backlit keyboard, X230T 8GB IPS 256GB SSD

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Re: W520 repair, Is it worth the investment?

#2 Post by MikalE » Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:57 pm

Since I'm a big fan of the W520 and T520 I would take a chance on a replacement MB.
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Re: W520 repair, Is it worth the investment?

#3 Post by brucehe » Fri Sep 30, 2022 12:51 am

Thanks for the input. It will also need a battery.

Bruce
W520 FHD Quadro 2000M, Yoga 2 10 inch W10, (3)T450S 8GB 256 GBSSD FHD, touchscreen, backlit keyboard, X230T 8GB IPS 256GB SSD

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