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Laptop Hardware Faliure

By Jennyrock ·
I bought a laptop for my personal use an year back.. Although, it was from a leading computers' manufacturing firm, I've gone through series of hardware failures within the one year. That's not the end, I was covered with warranty so I managed to replace the items which were malfunctioning or completely gone dead. Now I am out of warranty and am not wiling to spend any money for repairing or replacing it unless I get a minimum of 3-5 years warranty cover for hardware components from the manufacturer or any third-party trustful source at convenient charge. What do you think should I look out for some source or simply dump the one which is causing trouble??

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A little late

by NickNielsen In reply to Laptop Hardware Faliure

I would have been doing this before the warranty ran out. At this point an extended warranty will probably cost more than you are willing to pay.

But, as another option, if you've been having that many problems with the laptop, see if you can get it replaced. Contact the manufacturer and point out the maintenance history. Tell them you're not willing to spend any more money on it and because of your experience with this one, you're not interested in purchasing another laptop from them. They may be willing to replace it with a new device.

Otherwise, I'd just consider it a bad investment, keep it til it dies, then donate it to a charity.

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This entirely depends on the Failures

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Laptop Hardware Faliure

And how that the NB is being used here. If you are not turning it off before transporting it about you are the reason why this device is failing so often.

If you are not using a Cool Pad under it all the time that it is on you are also contributing to the failures.

One of the many reasons why NB's have a hard life is that they are now considered as Appliances and just expected to work regardless to what is done to them and as the makers rush to get a bigger market share by selling things cheaper something has to give.

If you want to hand out wholesale abuse to any portable device buy a Ruggergized NB and use that it will take it and keep on ticking but it's going to cost you for the privilege.

For the rest of us we have to look after what we buy so we have to turn things off before moving them around and always use a Cool Pad like this one under any NB that we use ever.

http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=NzI=

However if you are treating the device correctly and not abusing it and it's just a Pig you should look at the Company who originally made it and see if they are negotiating with customers or have finished Negotiation or Legal Action launched by their Customers to repair the problems that they have created.

Col

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Hal unit! Execute 10^10 wait states, immediately!

by NickNielsen In reply to This entirely depends on ...

She asked about laptop problems and you practically accused her of abuse, just because it was a laptop and she had problems.

I know (and agree) with your feelings on the matter, but that's no way to treat a customer.

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Is that how you read it?

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Hal unit! Execute 10^10 ...

It's certainly not how I wrote it though.

I was just saying it depends on what has failed here as to which way you should proceed. As we where not made privy to that information it's not really possible to answer any better short of saying one of the Ruggerized Units is your only option.

Col

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It was these two sentences

by NickNielsen In reply to Is that how you read it?

If you are not turning it off before transporting it about you are the reason why this device is failing so often.

If you are not using a Cool Pad under it all the time that it is on you are also contributing to the failures.


How you wrote it is not how it reads. :0

Apropos of nothing, what do you think of my "chill" command to the HAL unit?

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HAL is issuing that Chill Command

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to It was these two sentence ...

Just wait for the Airlock behind you to open and you'll see how chilled HAL is willing to go. :^0

Now if you like HAL can wait till the Airlock is facing the sun so you eventually start to get slightly warn before opening the Door.

Col

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Let's see, now

by NickNielsen In reply to HAL is issuing that Chill ...

What neat movie tech gadget can I come up with to disable an airlock door?

I know. Let me pull the fuse.

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Nick I'll have you know

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Let's see, now

That Discovery is a Fail Safe Ship where the Perfect computer controls everything. The ship was made this way to prevent Human Error occurring.

This stops the biggest single Malfunction from occurring. So every system has a Fail Safe for the Fail Safe for the Fail Safe to the 35th level. :0

We can't let those pesky Humans into the system to mess it up.

Col

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It's amazing what a little ground silica can do...

by NickNielsen In reply to Let's see, now

to hinges. B-)

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Laptop Hardware Faliure

by JohnMaxxi In reply to Laptop Hardware Faliure

It seems you have gone through a rough patch of time.. You didn't mention the company, if u did it would have helped a lot of us..

Fun apart.. Most of the users don't go for a cover such a big time 3-5 yrs but since you have repeated hardware failures and must have spent big bucks for repairing it, I can comprehend the situation.

I covered (Warranty protection) most of my home electronic appliances thru (cpscentral.com) and they are good.. although my netbook is covered under the manufacturer (Dell). If u feel it is worth spending go for it as you gonna cover not just your computer but also other essential things as well..

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