Is there still a chance for my old and none-working laptop?
June 9, 2010 3:14am CST
I had an old laptop and I'm not using it all because: 1. It turns on but does not start properly at all (not even saying anything about Windows configuration....) 2. It's monitor has vertically running glitches (like I'm watching a very old and unclear tv program) 3. It has been reformatted several times already 4. I accidentally tampered/broken the most-center part of the DVD player so reformatting has to be done through USB connection; sad to say, the last technician told me that even all of the USB ports were not working at all. 5. They said I need to buy it a new hard disk/drive. Is that worth it? Needless to say, I've already spent a lot of money, time, and effort, just to fix my laptop. Aside from that, I don't have enough or spare money yet to buy a new one. Is there still a chance to fix the laptop without going into shopping at all? Please advise. Thanks a million.
9 Jun 10
In my own opinion and based on what you stated in your discussion, I think you better buy a new laptop than paying much for the repair of your old laptop. Besides, even if you buy a new harddisc, there will be no assurance that other problems may occur or perhaps need an upgrade. The repair and upgrade will costs you like having a new one. So better have a new laptop.
9 Jun 10
I have been having problems with my old PC and wondered if it was worth spending any more money on it, but I do love it and am so used to it. So I took mine to a little one man computer shop and asked him just to tell me how much it would cost and if it was worth fixing. It took two days and cost me £35 (around $28) and - as you can see as I'm typing on it now !! - it has gained a new lease of life. S o I would recommend that you try to find someone who could tell you if your laptop is worth saving - if not it is surprising just how much you can get for even broken laptops on E Bay!!