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Looking for tips to fix laptop

submitted on April 19, 2009 by emma123 in "Member's Lounge"
My little one spilled water on my work laptop.
Looking forward to get it fix.Its not switching on.Warranty expired:-(.
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    overaged
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    Posted by overaged on April 19, 2009
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    wow, my son did the same thing to my laptop. I think he killed the motherboard. It's still broken to this day. I feel for you.
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on April 19, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Dead motherboard usually means you are better off replacing the whole laptop.

    Buy Lenovo. They have spillage proof keyboards
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    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on April 19, 2009
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    You could try selling the child to cover part of the costs. Big Grin

    Both Yan and Overaged are probably right. Your motherboard is almost guaranteed to be fried. Even if you replace that, there is no telling what else might have been damaged during the incident as well.
    The good news is that decent deals on laptops are frequent here on Buxr. If you just need a work computer for word-processing and Internet then your cost will be lower for a new laptop.
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    emma123
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    Posted by emma123 on April 19, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Sad ......
    Can i sell it on ebay or at some other site.....telling that this laptop is not working.
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    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on April 20, 2009
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    Yes, but depending on the severity of the spill, the only thing guaranteed to salvageable overall is the physical screen itself. However, the hard drive, and possibly even the RAM or other parts might still be good. they would have to be properly tested and diagnosed to determine that. Depending on whats good, and the model you have, you could be looking at a value of $30-$100 as a really-really rough guess, and it might be worth more broken up into parts. There are too many factors to consider, and not being in the physical presence of the laptop its too hard to say.

    I've sold malfunctioning machines on E-bay, but you have to very-very clear as too what is working, what is not, and above all be very precise with your description. Get a tech-geek to help you before E-Bay.
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    vinhdanh
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    Posted by vinhdanh on April 20, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    http://www.cashforlaptops.com/

    They pay good money even your laptop is not working.
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on April 20, 2009
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      Basically they will do what I just suggested, and probably break into to parts to sell individually, or take parts to repair other same model laptops. She might be better off if she knows a good tech-geek, as then she will probably get more money out of it. However, get a quote and see what they offer, you might just decide its not worth your trouble.
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    MrCheap
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    Posted by MrCheap on April 20, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Make sure to wipe your hard drive clean before you sell it on eBay
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on April 20, 2009
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      Good reminder, heard horror stories on that note.

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