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Old 10-10-2010, 10:26 AM
 
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My son broke the screen on his new Dell Studio Laptop.

I'd like to have it repaired/replaced locally instead of working through Dell.

Does anyone have any recommendations for this sort of work?
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Durham
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Someone else posted this before:

//www.city-data.com/forum/ralei...air-shops.html

That search function works wonders!
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:01 PM
 
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Thank you for the link Mia.

A little snarky though. I'm well aware of the "search" function. Perhaps I was a bit rattled by my son's $700 computer being damaged and I didn't send as much time as I should have.

Play nice.
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Durham
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No snark was intended. Give me the benefit of the doubt.

Some members honestly don't know about it.
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:21 PM
 
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OK. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Holly Springs, NC
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Thank you for the link Mia.

A little snarky though. I'm well aware of the "search" function. Perhaps I was a bit rattled by my son's $700 computer being damaged and I didn't send as much time as I should have.

Play nice.
Don't be surprised if it costs almost as much to fix as it would to replace. The screen is the most expensive part of the laptop, which is why they don't cover damage to them under warranty.
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:08 AM
 
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When I broke the screen on our laptop, they wanted $400 to fix it. We ended up buying a new computer. It sat for over a year until I bought a used screen on ebay for less then $50 and installed it myself. Then I sold the computer for $300.
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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If you post exactly what model number the laptop is, I could probably give you a good idea of the parts cost. I used to repair laptops many jobs ago, and the parts are usually cheap and readily available online (ebay, etc). Also, define broken. Is the screen just cracked, or is any of the plastic around/behind it also damaged?
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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Don't be surprised if it costs almost as much to fix as it would to replace. The screen is the most expensive part of the laptop, which is why they don't cover damage to them under warranty.
+1

Screen + bezel will cost almost as much as a new laptop unless you get some used parts off eBay and replace it yourself.
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