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Hi,
The other day I completed a porject of replacing a screen on a HP dv6-1355dx laptop. The lcd screen was shot, as I could tell. It either displayed nothing, a full white screen, or flickered. In the end the screen was just shot though, so it was need of replacment.

So, I went ordered the screen took the laptop apart, replaced the screen and it booted up fine but the keyboard didn't work. Long story short I had to take the laptop apart several times due to the manual said to put the wrong size screws in one spot so I didn't have them when I actually needed them, and the connectors kept coming out while finishing putting the laptop back together.

So, alltogether I spent aprox. 5 hours yesterday putting in the new screen(and reasmbley wich was a pain) and an hour on a difrent day taking it apart to do a little bit of troubleshooting.

So, what would be a far price to charge for this not counting the price of the screen?

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$50.

Seems low for 5 hours of work, but some of that was because the keyboard problem which isn't the users fault.
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True, true. Ok, well tell the truth it was my sister whoes laptop I was replacin and she says $30 which is total bs. Because I charged last year my other sister $20 for an hour doing virus removal.

Well, I will tell her that and will try to make her pay up. I don't have a job and she does so I am a bit cash strapped.
    
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post #4 of 29
agree on prices before you do the work. Even with family.
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Before, I did the work it was not anticipated it would be this long. And besides I was going to have to do the work either way because my dad would make me or he would do it himself.
    
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50 is even a bit low.

I got 5 thousand dollars for simply ordering my hospitals computers off newegg. Saving the whole plaza over 30 grand.
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Not to bash on you but you charge your own family members for labor? I'd just make her pay for the price of parts and call it a day.
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Not to bash on you but you charge your own family members for labor? I'd just make her pay for the price of parts and call it a day.
Then they start taking advantage of you.
You are doing work, who says you shouldn't get paid for your time.
You could be out making money.
My time is very valuable.
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Not to bash on you but you charge your own family members for labor? I'd just make her pay for the price of parts and call it a day.
This. I think 30 dollars is fair for the job. Mistakes happen in PC repair, so you cannot charge your sister for the 5 hours that it took you to resolve them. Be happy with the 30, because like you said, you could have had to do it for free.
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Not to bash on you but you charge your own family members for labor? I'd just make her pay for the price of parts and call it a day.
I agree, I do work on my dad's computer all the time. I had to reformat it just a couple weeks ago and reinstall all the drivers. I don't charge him labour for that.
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