PLEASE HELP! how do I fix this laptop?
but this question is regarding another laptop. I got a really cheap acer travelmate 5530 because it had a broken screen and didnt turn on. I have a replacement screen, but the power problem is not as simple as i thought it would be. so now i am asking for help.
I opened up the laptop and right in the area where the charging plug plugs into the motherboard there was a blown transistor, marked "E72" just like the second one in the area.
I took a picture, but it is kind of hard to tell the bits and pieces because they are really small so its hard to get a picture of them.
I did my best to unsolder the tiny transistor but i need to know if any transistor will work to replace it (eg: one from another laptop), or if I am going to have to find another "E72" one.
also it looks like some other components are fried, if you guys can help me figure out what they are and what to replace them with that would be great.
Thanks in advance,