Just got done with an online chat with Dell support regarding a 3 year old XPS m1530 laptop which will not boot. LCD display appears to be good and we narrowed the problem down to bad memory or bad motherboard.

My question: Should I attempt to fix this laptop or not? Would the best idea be buying the memory modules to see if that's the problem? Is it worth replacing the motherboard in this computer, or will something else die on it soon?

Appreciate any thoughts.