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Windows 7: Where can I buy new laptop chassis?

31 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Where can I buy new laptop chassis?

I can't find anywhere I can get a new laptop chassis. My current laptop chassis is damaged and has several issues with the ports and my computer manufacturer can't help me and even if I could ship the computer to them they'd want to be paid in full for everything.

I live in China so it makes more sense to just DIY it instead of paying insane shipping costs.

But the problem is that I can't find a compatible chassis anywhere. It seems that just about nobody sells laptop chassis.

Does anyone know where I can find a good chassis for a 17" dual-fan setup? My system is an EON 17-S from Origin PC and it use a P170HMx from Clevo as it's chassis. I was told by Origin that their current chassis model is a P170EM.

I can show you the inside of the unit if it helps you finding a good match for me. It's just a 17" setup with twin fans that bring in air from the bottom and blow out the back. One is a large fan and one is smaller. The large one is for the GPU and the smaller one is for the CPU.

TL;DR : I'm trying to find a chassis that will fit my setup but having no luck.

Thanks in advance. I really hope I can get something done about all this.

- Alex

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31 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16

Ebay ?
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31 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

Generally Laptops don't get sold in parts, and if they do then it's just for the LCD screen.

Are the USB ports built into the motherboard?
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31 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

eBay doesn't ship to China, nor have I found compatible parts in it.

Yeah I think they are built in.
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31 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

So no luck I guess? I just thought I'd ask online and see if anyone else had any helpful info.

I'm just in a bad position to be in. I have a damaged chassis and seemingly no way to fix it without purchasing the computer again.
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31 Jan 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

That is the deal with laptops (and tablets and phones). They are not designed to be repaired, only replaced. Very wasteful.
You will need to find a used unit to cannibalize for parts. That is what most folks do.

EBay may still be an option for you. EBay does not ship anything - the sellers do. I sell stuff on EBay and list it as US shipping only. But occasionally I will be contacted by an overseas buyer who would ask if I will ship to them. If they will agree to pay the (normally very high) shipping costs then we will make a deal and they will bid on the item. Most times a $90 US shipping charge is enough to dissuade them though.
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31 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Aside from finding one of the same model in a site like eBay, there is little you can do. Laptops don't follow a standard like desktops, so I'd doubt there would be much to use in a new chassis anyway. That's the decision you make when you choose a laptop over a tower, in exchange for portability. Sounds like this is a good excuse to buy a new laptop, and take it as a learning lesson to protect the new laptop.
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31 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

if you're having trouble with the ports that are built into the motherboard, then those can't really be replaced without replacing the whole motherboard.

You best bet would be to replace the whole thing, or find one where it's been picked clean (no screen, ram, hdd, batterry) but still has the case and motherboard.
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31 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Problem with getting a new one is this is just a 1 year old laptop and it was a $5.5K buy. I don't think my father is going to buy a new laptop for me anytime soon.

Well I'm in a suckish situation. Looks like the only thing I can do is try to send it back. The cost to send it to Miami, Florida from China and back plus the cost of replacing all the things I need replaced is going to be insane.

By what I'm getting so far pretty much everything but the CPU, GPU, and SSD will need to be replaced because I'll be getting one of their newer chassis models as a replacement.

This is all given that I can actually convince my father to get it done, which is unlikely. He's already paid $5K for a computer and he hates computers. I highly doubt he'll put forth another thousand or more on it.
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31 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1

nevermind Just look for a replacement and get a hard shell for it
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