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December 10th, 2023 13:08

Motherboard replacement

Hey! My Dell latitude 5400 chromebook died. The motherboard repair will cost more the an used motherboard in ebay. The problem is: that used motherboard is for a dell latitude 5400 windows. The two models is almost the same, the diferences I think is in the firmware bios and less ports in the chrome mobo one.

My question is: The windows motherboard will run in the dell 5400 chrome peripherics (screen, keyboard, touchpad...)? 

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December 10th, 2023 13:21

If the ports don't match exactly, the board won't interchange without needing to do case surgery.

The 5400 systems seem to run under $50 to just over $100 on EBay complete and working -- you're better off buying a complete system than trying to swap boards.

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February 3rd, 2024 12:33

Swapping motherboards between different operating system versions of the same laptop model can be risky. While some components may work differences in firmware BIOS and port configurations could lead to compatibility <spam link removed>. It is best to research similar swaps, consult with tech experts, and weigh the risks before making a decision...

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February 3rd, 2024 14:16

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Swapping motherboards between different operating system versions of the same laptop model can be risky due to potential firmware BIOS and port configuration differences. It's essential to research similar swaps, consult with tech experts, and weigh the risks before making a decision..

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