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Windows 7: Where can I buy new laptop chassis?

31 Jan 2013   #11
Alexander Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

According to them the warranty only covers faulty parts. It doesn't cover damages.

I don't see why extended warranties are worth the trouble when they don't cover damages. Pretty much any faulty parts will go bad within the first month or two. This makes the extended warranty seem like a waste unless you can bullshit them into helping you.

But yeah they're telling me we have to pay for all the shipping and full price to repair the computer, no exceptions

I might just have to deal with the damages. Replace the faulty parts with the Chinese methods of fixing computers and leave the chassis damage as-is until it finally just falls apart, unless my father is friendly enough to actually go through with repairing it.

Thanks for the help though. This is just the product of having a crazy (now ex) girlfriend that goes ballistic for any small issue. She'll break your everything.

I couldn't buy a desktop because of the nature of my current life situaiton (foreign expat, internationalist). So much moving around and need a computer to take to school. It makes a desktop an impossible choice. I doubt I'd even be able to get a desktop computer into the country without huge trouble with Chinese security and trade administration.

Edit : Oh and I recently tried calling the number of Clevo's KunShan factory just to see if I could get lucky. Nope, the guy started asking what company we represent and how many we want. It's obvious they're only interested in selling in bulk - they're not going to do business with individuals.


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31 Jan 2013   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Post #11. I don't see why extended warranties are worth the trouble when they don't cover damages.
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The same reason car manufactures warranties don't cover cars damage caused by a wreck.
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31 Jan 2013   #13
Alexander Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Still, I think the idea of extended warranties are kind of silly. I mean, aren't all damages "physical" anyway? Couldn't they argue that any damaged parts I get after I start using it were damaged by myself? The only way you'd be able to figure out how it happened would probably a deep and costly investigation into the specifics.

Seems like following through with a warranty can easily become a situation where both parties would end up debating who's right and who's wrong. I'm going to guess that most warranties get the OK to go through with when consumers ask for it just because A) They're being nice B) It'd be a shitstorm to deal with if you reject them and C) It'd hurt their PR status.

Anyway, guess sending it in is the only thing I can do. Origin seems stricter about the warranty so I don't think there's any negotiating with them. I'll see what luck I get with pops.

There are a few parts that have been damaged by electrical problems. I'd love to get them there, saying that their system isn't working right in the power aspects, but they'd probably just rebuttle that I'm in China and the power is different.

Though, the electrical adapter specifies that 100 ~ 240V @ 50 - 60Hz is fine (and China is 220V @ 50Hz) I'm going to guess they'd come up with something to avoid the bullet. Something like "The system was only designed for use with 120V @ 60Hz (American power)".
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01 Feb 2013   #14
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

What currency is that $5.5k figure in? I see it as $5,500 Can/US, which is really expensive for a laptop. You can get a fairly top-of-the-line gaming computer with Nvidia 650M for less than half that.
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01 Feb 2013   #15
Alexander Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

US dollars. Take a look at my system specs. The most costly was the CPU, GPU, and SSD.

It was bought a year ago so they were all pretty new at the time.
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01 Feb 2013   #16
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Ok just wanted to make sure. I've never seen a gaming laptop at that level.


I'm using a $700 pseudo-ultraportable with Nvidia 620M and an optical drive.
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01 Feb 2013   #17
Alexander Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When I go back to the US I might build my own desktop computer.

But here's a quick thing I just thought of...is it possible to build a desktop using the components of a laptop?

Maybe I could just build a desktop using my laptop components and add some really good cooling as a bonus.

I could use the money I'm saving by doing this to get a nice monitor or something.

I could use my old Dell M1530 for mobile work.
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01 Feb 2013   #18
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Yep: Simple laptop conversion

if the screen is still usable, you can flip it onto the back and make an "all-in-one," and use the video-out for a second monitor.

There would be no real mounting points for heat sinks or water-cooling pipes.

I think if you don't need portability, converting it into a desktop is your best option. The people in the Overclocking and Case Mods sections can help you.
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01 Feb 2013   #19
Alexander Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This sounds like an appealing option. I could use the cash I'm saving for some minor upgrades and coolness.

I'll probably have to take it apart again when bringing it back to the US but we'll figure that out when the time comes.

Actually, as far as the monitor goes, I've heard of really amazing Samsung monitors I'm thinking of looking at.

As for the cooling, well one way or another I should be getting better cooling in a desktop setup than a laptop one, which would mean I'm already running at temps better than the design specs are made for.

My only fear is...would the motherboard need replaced? I'm really unsure how it would all come together. My processor and GPU are just chips on little daughter boards.

I'll put some pictures on here later.

Edit : Hell, the motherboard needs replaced anyway. So many failing parts on it. What's a great motherboard that would work with laptop parts?

Edit 2 : Nice link. It turns out the the problem on my laptop is also a hinge issue. The hinge mechanism is broken because a metal part connecting to the frame snapped.
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01 Feb 2013   #20
Alexander Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Anywhere where I can find a tutorial to build a proper desktop using laptop components and a desktop case?

What I meant was buying a new desktop case and putting the parts inside. I don't think anyone here has the tech savvy, resources, and creativity to do what those guys were doing.
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