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Windows 7: Move on or attempt to fix it?

View Poll Results: Should I bother repairing it?
Repair it! 5 50.00%
Let it go. Sell the parts on eBay instead. 5 50.00%
Voters: 10. You may not vote on this poll

08 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Move on or attempt to fix it?

As some of you know, my laptop broke. What I've gathered with the help of Victor the Wise from HP (don't ask), Chris (Zidane) and Smarteyeball (Smarteyeball). The graphics on the board are fried since I can actually boot into an OS, just no display appears (Even on external).

HP's price to repair the laptop: $421 w/ taxes

Now I know I could get the board on ebay for less then $180, just want SF's opinion!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

My answer would be determined by the specs of the lappy. A $180 repair on an $800 machine would be worth it IMO. A $350? Probably not.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Depending on the age of the computer (especially if it is older), you would be better off getting a new one.

~Lordbob
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08 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
My answer would be determined by the specs of the lappy. A $180 repair on an $800 machine would be worth it IMO. A $350? Probably not.
Model: DV5-1235dx

Specs are as followed;

CPU: Intel C2D T6400 @ 2.0Ghz
RAM: 2x2GB DDR2 800MHz
Graphics: Intel GMA 4500MHD, but I'd likely get the board that has nVidia graphics (it'd be compat with all my stuff)

HDD: 320gb 5400rpm SATA drive
WiFi: Broadcom 4311 WLAN B/G

12 cell battery to

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Paid $650 last march for it.

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If anyone is interested in the parts by the way just PM me
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'd repair it, personally.

Just my opinion.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Let's see, gonna cost over $400.00 to have HP do it (which I say no to, btw) or you can get a replacement mobo (and attempt to do the surgery yourself) off of eBay for less than $200.00?

If you're okay with with spending $200.00 on an educational project, go for it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2010   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post

Now I know I could get the board on ebay for less then $180, just want SF's opinion!
Can you provide a link to that item to check the sellers rep etc?

For $180+ I would be tempted, provided the maninboard is good. It would be worth it considering it's age and your usage for it.


Better than than the extortion of the 'Wise Ones'
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post

Now I know I could get the board on ebay for less then $180, just want SF's opinion!
Can you provide a link to that item to check the sellers rep etc?

For $180+ I would be tempted, provided the maninboard is good. It would be worth it considering it's age and your usage for it.


Better than than the extortion of the 'Wise Ones'
Ha. Here are the most recent ones I've been looking at.

(Has nVidia 9600M GT Graphics) Original HP DV5-1200 INTEL Motherboard 4482867 482324 - eBay (item 290411897159 end time Apr-08-10 23:42:54 PDT)

(Has nVidia 9800M GT Graphics) HP dv5-1000 dv5t-1000 9800M GT motherboard 482867-001 - eBay (item 250611007726 end time Apr-16-10 22:18:19 PDT)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2010   #9

 
 

The sellers have good feedback, so that's a plus.

I'd just double check that those mainboards will definitely be compatible.

(maybe more chats to some 'wise ones'?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I voted to repair it, but duh, I'm a hardware geek! LMAO

Too bad you can't get a replacement chip for the GFX, and solder it in.
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