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Help this TechRepublic member find a laptop part

If you've ever had trouble finding a replacement part for proprietary equipment, you'll appreciate this TechRepublic member's cry for help. Offer a solution to his problem and you could win 250 TechPoints.
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As a PC repair technician, one of my biggest frustrations is locating replacement parts for proprietary machines, such as vendor laptops. I’m not alone, however, as TechRepublic member Christopher Mcguigan recently pointed out in his post in the TechRepublic Technical Q&A.
Periodically, we highlight questions posted by our members in the TechRepublic Technical Q&A. If you have a question that you can't seem to find an answer to, post it in the Tech Q&A! Other TechRepublic members will try to answer your question in return for TechPoints.
Where are the replacements?
Mcguigan posted his inquiry in the Hardware section of the Support Republic’s Technical Q&A. He has been using a Hitachi Visionbook Pro 7000 and recently discovered that the CPU board on the machine was going bad and needed to be replaced as soon as possible. In his search for a replacement part, Mcguigan visited the Hitachi Web site, which in turn referred him to a Web site of a company called Blue Fin to order the parts he needed.

Blue Fin told Mcguigan that the parts were out of stock and would not be available for three weeks—at least. To make matters worse, Blue Fin wouldn’t offer a specific estimated time of arrival for the required part.

Win big by providing the correct answer
Do you know where Mcguigan can find a replacement part quickly? If so, you could be awarded 250 TechPoints and a TechRepublic T-shirt! If more than one correct answer is submitted, a winner will be chosen at random. To answer his question, visit his post in the Support Republic’s Hardware section of the Technical Q&A.
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As a PC repair technician, one of my biggest frustrations is locating replacement parts for proprietary machines, such as vendor laptops. I’m not alone, however, as TechRepublic member Christopher Mcguigan recently pointed out in his post in the TechRepublic Technical Q&A.
Periodically, we highlight questions posted by our members in the TechRepublic Technical Q&A. If you have a question that you can't seem to find an answer to, post it in the Tech Q&A! Other TechRepublic members will try to answer your question in return for TechPoints.
Where are the replacements?
Mcguigan posted his inquiry in the Hardware section of the Support Republic’s Technical Q&A. He has been using a Hitachi Visionbook Pro 7000 and recently discovered that the CPU board on the machine was going bad and needed to be replaced as soon as possible. In his search for a replacement part, Mcguigan visited the Hitachi Web site, which in turn referred him to a Web site of a company called Blue Fin to order the parts he needed.

Blue Fin told Mcguigan that the parts were out of stock and would not be available for three weeks—at least. To make matters worse, Blue Fin wouldn’t offer a specific estimated time of arrival for the required part.

Win big by providing the correct answer
Do you know where Mcguigan can find a replacement part quickly? If so, you could be awarded 250 TechPoints and a TechRepublic T-shirt! If more than one correct answer is submitted, a winner will be chosen at random. To answer his question, visit his post in the Support Republic’s Hardware section of the Technical Q&A.

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