Quote: Originally Posted by smsff7
I think you got ripped off. They would have had to open the laptop to fix the power jack (Otherwise how could they come off charging $150) that they told you was broken. They should have seen the burnt motherboard and talked to you before they tried to repair it.
Quote: Originally Posted by PwnFrnzy
This is the exact reason that I'm a "do it yourself" -er.
Regardless they still did the troubleshooting, and still need to be paid. That's why it is always wise to ask about charges before any troubleshooting is done.
And most business will have you sign something anyway which states their "service/Diagnostic" changes. Not sure if this happened with the OP but it should have, if not, bad idea.
I know I always ask about service charges anytime I need a tech for something.... even if they're avoiding the subject.
BTW I'm a do it yourself person as well, but sometimes you gotta let the pros handle things. This is where shopping around comes into play.
My two cents