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Laptop flood!

Postby bluenose » Tue, 27 Mar 2012 8:38 am

Yes...31 floors up, left the windows open, storm brewed, Laptop destroyed....
I have taken to Lenovo and they are quoting extortionate amounts to replace mother board etc....
They did suggest Sim Lim, but on previous experience I shuddered at the thought....
Does anyone know a decent guy who will fix this for me for a decent price, not rock bottom as I will pay...but dont want to be ripped off by some loafer who thinks I came up the river on a banana boat....
Any Help would be great
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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:45 pm

How much were you quoted, how old is it, and how much do you think is fair?

The problem you're going to run into is that the OEM replacement parts from Lenovo will be astronomical. In most cases, they'll add up to at least double what you originally paid. If say the motherboard and the LCD are both friend, that's probably $500-700 each right there. You might find a cheap aftermarket LCD panel, but you won't find an aftermarket motherboard.

Your best bet will probably be to buy something new. At least then you can get an upgrade out of it.

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Postby bluenose » Tue, 27 Mar 2012 3:50 pm

I was quoted 700 dollars....but will buy new upgrade for 1600...no brainer really. A guy wanted to give me 30 dollars for the machine....I would rather throw it in the trash than let someone profit from my mis-fortune :wink:
Another guy has said he might repair motherboard....but in Singapore unless it is word and mouth recommendation....then IT guys are ten a penny, but you dont know who to trust...

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Postby nutnut » Tue, 27 Mar 2012 4:53 pm

for Mobo and LCD $700 seems about right, I would expect that in UK anyway (300+ GBP) also.

$1600 for an upgrade? is that to the new model? You'd be able to find something for less than $700 anyway, I suppose it depends on what you need/want to do with it! $1600 is mid to top end lappy IMO.

I have not used anyone to fix a lappy here, I generally would do it myself, but wouldn't trust myself fixing anyone elses ;)
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Postby bluenose » Wed, 28 Mar 2012 7:23 am

1600 Dollars is for the replacement, upgrade of mine, not a bad laptop.
I got a call from a guy who quoted a lower figure to repair the laptop motherboard so am going to go with it and see what he is like...seemed a fair guy, but will relay my experiences later.
Should receive repaired laptop back today...

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:03 am

Hope it works! :)
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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 28 Mar 2012 4:45 pm

bluenose wrote:1600 Dollars is for the replacement, upgrade of mine, not a bad laptop.
I got a call from a guy who quoted a lower figure to repair the laptop motherboard so am going to go with it and see what he is like...seemed a fair guy, but will relay my experiences later.
Should receive repaired laptop back today...


Good luck! I personally would have just bought a new one. If the flooding was that bad, who knows what kind of luck you're going to have in the future with the keyboard, speakers, optical drive, etc...

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Postby bluenose » Thu, 29 Mar 2012 7:09 am

Well the guy brought it back and it is fine and dandy....220 dollars well spent....now I can use it as a replacement for the old one in the house and by myself a shiny new one later in the year after looking around....
I will not post his name / company here as the internet watchers on this site will probably ban me, cane me, talk about me.....before they allow people to pass on good tips about service...unless of course it is about the backers of this site...

So should anyone want his name I can forward to you....just drop me a line and you can have it....efficient, honest and genuine he seems to me...

My email is below...if they allow it to be posted :wink:
peter@pvelectricalengineers.com.sg

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 29 Mar 2012 7:33 am

If you don't want spam, I'd avoid posting your own email, you can do it, but it will be picked up by spambots trawling the site, so it's your call!

People can always PM you and that will notify you by email :)
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