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    Default Is it worth repairing your laptop?

    Hi
    just wanna find out if u guys send your laptop for repair?
    Had just sent mine for repair. The repair quote was so ex. $600!
    Mainboard and labour cost. Is it worth? Now that new ones cost less than $1k.

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    Default Re: Is it worth repairing your laptop?

    600+ i tink buy new one better unless the new one cost much more for higher specs models.

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    Definitely not worth it.

    Another thing is how long have the laptop served u? If after 2-3 years and such situation happens, time to shop for a new one.

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    It has served me for 2 years only. Now if I dont repair still have to pay for evaluation charges. Looks like got to get a new one.

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    Default Re: Is it worth repairing your laptop?

    what is exact problem?

    go to sim lim and ask them to take a look.

    got my acer repaired there for $90 when if I had gone to acer itself, would probably cost more as they want to replace mobo, instead of repairing the specific problem.

    my problem was my notebook accidentally slipped from the notebook stand with ac adapter still plugged in and the pin for the ac plug broke inside.

    if you want contact of the shot i had my notebook replaced, let me know by pm.

    hth.
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    Default Re: Is it worth repairing your laptop?

    When i switch on the computer it immediately off by itself. Acer staff told me the mother board has to be replaced. Whch repair shop did u go in Sim Lim?

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    Default Re: Is it worth repairing your laptop?

    this is not related to photography, thread moved

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    Default Re: Is it worth repairing your laptop?

    For me....

    My netbook screen has a "blue line" on the LCD panel. (after 1 yr warranty)
    I was quoted $300 for the LCD screen.

    Not worth it! My netbook costs me $500 only.

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    Default Re: Is it worth repairing your laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by taskurgan View Post
    When i switch on the computer it immediately off by itself. Acer staff told me the mother board has to be replaced. Whch repair shop did u go in Sim Lim?
    motherboard faulty will cost you more than $600 + labour cost!.. i myself has a faulty laptop.. which need around 600+ to repair my PCB board..! it's not easy to disassemble the laptop
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    Default Re: Is it worth repairing your laptop?

    Laptop is not worth repair cost.

    Not worth insurance premium either.

    depreciation is zero in 12 months. nuff said.

    Repairs only necessary if need to extract data.

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    Default Re: Is it worth repairing your laptop?

    Don't think you can get very good notebooks for $1k. i would see what is the cost of your notebook. If your notebook is $6000, then $600 is only 10% of the notebook. Ok to repair. If your notebook is $2000, it is still 30% of a your notebook. So depends if the specs of your notebook is good enough for your usage for the next 2 years.

    IMO, personal purchased notebooks got no depreciation. You try to use them for as long as you can. Usually, they are good enough for 5 years.
    Last edited by ManWearPants; 15th July 2010 at 02:32 AM.

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