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Old 12-01-2010, 08:52 AM  
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Laptop Repair?

Our laptop just died after 1 year, and of course, the warranty ended just 3 days before. The HP authorized repair centers want $400 just to look at it, and I'd have to mail it somewhere. Where is a good, honest repair shop?

Or maybe someone could help:

Model Pavillion DV7-3065dx. The battery started dying, and after I found out about the "soft restore" it was fine for a while. Now it won't even turn on, even with the A/C power adapter. I've heard that HP configures their computers just like their toners - once the ink runs down to 1/2 buy a new one or it will haunt you. I told my wife not to buy this POS, and I've been fighting with everything on it for the past year just to keep it running.

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Old 12-01-2010, 03:58 PM  
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believe it oir not bestbuy/geek squad has treated us well.
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:01 PM  
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Geeksquad = once again worthless

Even though we still have a year left on our service, they would have charged me twice for the new power cord, and were no help at fudging the warranty.

$85 later and the laptop works.
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:25 PM  
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85 aint too bad, as far as fudging some folks just cannot see past where there paycheck comes from
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:32 PM  
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Still need a battery. I think I found one for $40. Surprisingly Batteries Plus doesn't carry it. This HP has just been a stepchild!!!
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:48 PM  
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if you have to spend more than a hundred bucks to repair a computer I'd suggest just getting a new one. Sure they can be costly, but with the way technology moves the new one will be much better and last a tad longer anyway. Dumping too much money on an older computer is like shining a turd. No matter how much you polish it... it's still a turd.


Unless of course you had a high end gaming type machine then it may be worth it to salvage.
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:13 AM  
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on that note, got a d40 lying around I can have?
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:24 AM  
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The problem is it is only a year old. I got a new battery and power supply for $70 yesterday. Not quite OEM quality, but they work. Back to Best Buy to get my $85 back...





(I told the wife I had connections at Dell, but "this one plays movies...")
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:00 PM  
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hey man buy a mac.... slightly more expensive but they never give you any problems...
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:02 PM  
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hey man buy a mac.... slightly more expensive but they never give you any problems...
That is the WORST myth ever. I've had nothing but expensive problems with Apple products and will never look back. Don't get me started on iJunk.
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