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Originally Posted by arctia View Post

There is a reason why people pay extra money for special warranty. For example, Apple offers same-day replacement under one of their warranty plans.
I think its under there standard warranty also.
Flexible including sending you parts to DIY the repairs yourself (Dunno how they verify the damage though unless they collect a CC deposit until the old parts are sent back). Lots of stories of people getting new machines for struck pixels for example for mobile products.

Probably one of the best things of the warranty aside from in person is third party authorized.
Depending where you go you can get a loaner Macbook or iPad while yours is under repairs for extended periods under warranty.
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post #12 of 15
Do it yourself

Replacing TIM isnt hard. Why send it back when you can do it yourself.

Really all manufactures can have a overheating problem from badly applied TIM.

My old White MacBook would over heat after about 2 hours only 3 months after I got the damn thing. I hope your HP isn't as big of a pain to get inside of. New TIM solved everything, ended up selling that machine a few years later. I'm not one that likes sending things in, If I can fix then I'm going to do everything I can before forcing my self to send it back and let idiots work on it.
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post #13 of 15
However, there's also a very small chance that a solder has gone bad. In that case, you just dug yourself into a deeper hole.
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I'd send it in, it's very likely that it's just the TIM but if its not, then you're screwed unless you have some way of bypassing those tell-tale signs that show that you've opened your laptop... There must be some way of getting by for two weeks without a personal PC? internet cafe/internet places that have computer for use if you buy stuff? that kind of thing could suffice for homework for 2 weeks...
   
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I would send it in. I had to send in my DM1Z due to a bad power jack and it took less than two weeks. thumb.gif
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