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RE: Dell XPS12 Apparent Motherboard Failure

Essentially everything inside this system is permanently affixed to the mainboard - the processor, the memory, etc.  That means just about nothing inside is separately replaceable if it fails.

The diagnosis is likely correct.  Parts-people.com is a reliable supplier of Dell components.

If you don't have a backup of what's on the SSD, you can use something like this


to recover the data short of repairing the system.

If you can replace the board, the $300 may make sense.  If you have to pay a labor charge, it begins to make less sense - just bear in mind that replacement parts carry only 90-days warranty.

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