The South Bridge, the same controller-hub, is a chip in the BGA package in the lower (southern) part of the motherboard. Special controllers of the chip are responsible for the interaction of the motherboard with other components:
- the mouse;
- the keyboard;
- Real-time clock;
- nonvolatile memory BIOS;
- the hard drive;
- power supply unit;
- CD / DVD drive.
Failures and failures in the operation of these components are a clear sign of a malfunction when the repair of the south bridge on the motherboard becomes inevitable.
What is the cause of the breakdown?
The failure of the south bridge may be affected by the quality of assembly, factory defects and factors associated with improper operation:
- Oxidation on contacts;
- short circuit from dust or moisture;
- connection via USB-connectors of incorrectly working external devices.
The replacement price of the south bridge in the laptop will be the sum of the chip cost and replacement work.
The repair of the BGA-chip South Bridge has features related to the device. The acronym BGA means the presence on the reverse side of the chip contacts in the form of balls of solder to interface with the return contacts on the motherboard. Similarly, other microcircuits are built on the motherboard of the laptop – the north bridge and the video card responsible for creating video on the screen.
With your hands at home, it is impossible to perform simultaneous soldering of dozens of contact balls. If the chip is burnt out, only a specialized workshop that has the right equipment and experienced craftsmen in the state is able to perform a replacement with jewelry accuracy.
Quality and efficiency
In our service center, the cost of replacing the south bridge of the laptop in Minsk is determined after diagnosing the malfunction. If there is no need to change the motherboard, then only the burned chip will be changed, the defective part will be returned to the owner. To restore the working capacity of the laptop specialists will select the original, similar or more powerful BGA-chip. Also we offer urgent repairs, laptop delivery to the workshop and back to the client.
For any damage to your PC, please contact us! Timely preventive maintenance and handling at the first signs of a malfunction will prolong the life of the laptop.