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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   #11
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
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.
I'd likely break the replacement.

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The boards ARE compatible, just different graphics.
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08 Apr 2010   #12
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
The boards ARE compatible, just different graphics.
I get what your saying. I just have a hard time with a motherboard being fried. No it's not, something ON the motherboard is fried. Sell me the chip for 10 bucks? [in a perfect world]

I know, I know. I'm not only a tight wad, but hate to waste PC hardware. It's a pet peeve.
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08 Apr 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I just bought a 15" Gateway with practically the same specs as yours for $499. So the HP repair bill is out in my book. I would not venture to repair a laptop. They are like swiss watches. Everything is tiny.
In any case, I would take it apart first and see how much I broke before buying the bits. LOL.
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08 Apr 2010   #14
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I just bought a 15" Gateway with practically the same specs as yours for $499. So the HP repair bill is out in my book. I would not venture to repair a laptop. They are like swiss watches. Everything is tiny.
In any case, I would take it apart first and see how much I broke before buying the bits. LOL.
Have you ever attempted to repair one? They're actually not that bad once you get the hang of it.
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08 Apr 2010   #15
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

my desktop is almost identical specs, (1Gb less ram, the graphics card is probably worse than yours, and has a smaller hard drive) and i payed 200 for it (minus screen) so no, there is no way i would pay the HP bill... in my money it works out to the same price as the whole damn system,
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08 Apr 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I just bought a 15" Gateway with practically the same specs as yours for $499. So the HP repair bill is out in my book. I would not venture to repair a laptop. They are like swiss watches. Everything is tiny.
In any case, I would take it apart first and see how much I broke before buying the bits. LOL.
Have you ever attempted to repair one? They're actually not that bad once you get the hang of it.
No I never tried, but then I never had the need to do so. I am already challenged by my big boxes. Since 3 months I have a new (faster) CPU sitting on my desk for my HP desktop. It is still sitting there. I hate to crawl under the desk and untether everything.
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08 Apr 2010   #17
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
No I never tried, but then I never had the need to do so. I am already challenged by my big boxes. Since 3 months I have a new (faster) CPU sitting on my desk for my HP desktop. It is still sitting there. I hate to crawl under the desk and untether everything.
I hear that. If I didn't do PC repair simply because I'm desperately in need of the cash, I probably wouldn't mess around with a laptop either. They aren't the big headache some people make them out to be though. However, it takes patience for sure!
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08 Apr 2010   #18
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post



The boards ARE compatible, just different graphics.
lol, just checking

$200 vs $400+ sounds like a worthy risk.

Ultimately it's your call mate.
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08 Apr 2010   #19
Everlong

 

I'd attempt a repair. It's not too bad working inside a laptop. I've done a full motherboard replacement on a couple of laptops before, and the worst part of it is just remembering which screw goes where
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08 Apr 2010   #20
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
I'd attempt a repair. It's not too bad working inside a laptop. I've done a full motherboard replacement on a couple of laptops before, and the worst part of it is just remembering which screw goes where
I know where everything goes.

As for the desktop comment, desktops are cheaper and easier to fix.

Also, if my laptop's graphics were NOT integrated I would just swap them out. But NOOO HP made the board have integrated graphics.
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