How can I find out if my motherboard on my laptop is cracked?

by on May 31, 2012

Q: I dropped my laptop about 1 foot onto a wooden floor. When i turn it on, it still runs smoothly and as good as it should be but i’m worried that the motherboard might be cracked. Is the anyway to find out if my motherboard is cracked without opening my laptop? And what are some signs that your motherboard has cracked?

2 Responses to “How can I find out if my motherboard on my laptop is cracked?”

    If your laptop is running fine then I wouldn’t worry about it.

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    In most cases of dropped laptops the only way to determine if there is physical damage to components inside are by taking it apart. And that quite often proves to be difficult. You may or may not have a cracked motherboard but also may have damaged other hardware inside the laptop as well including wireless, HDD, power supply or various other connections.

    If your computer starts to act sluggish or you notice a continuous effect happening then damage may have occurred. The best thing to do is have it looked at by a professional who should be to tell if hardware is damaged.