What is the most expensive part of a laptop to repair?

When it comes to laptop repairs, not all parts come with the same price tag. Some components, due to their importance, complexity, or the labour-intensive process required for replacement, can make certain repairs particularly expensive. Here’s a look at some of the pricier parts: 

  • Motherboard: The motherboard is essentially the heart of the laptop, connecting and communicating with all other components. Replacing it can be costly, both in terms of the part and labour, because almost every other part needs to be removed and reinstalled. A damaged motherboard often leads users to consider purchasing a new laptop altogether. 
  • Graphics Processing Unit (GPU): For laptops with a dedicated GPU (common in gaming and high-performance machines), this component can be among the most expensive to replace. However, many laptops have integrated GPUs which are part of the motherboard, meaning the entire motherboard must be replaced if the GPU fails. 
  • Display Screen: High-resolution screens, OLED displays, or touchscreens can be particularly expensive. Additionally, the labour to replace a screen can be intricate, adding to the overall cost. 
  • Data Recovery: While not a ‘part,’ recovering data from a failing hard drive can be a costly affair, especially if the failure is severe and requires specialized services. 
  • Keyboard and Trackpad: While individually these might not be the most expensive parts, if they are integrated into the laptop body (common in many modern slim laptops), replacing them can involve significant labour and, in some cases, replacing large portions of the laptop’s frame. 

When faced with significant repair costs, it’s often worth weighing the repair price against the cost and benefits of purchasing a new device.

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