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post #1 of 25
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Theres a computer repair shop nearby and I was wondering if they could fix my laptop. I have twoo troubles currently, my H key is off and the locks that lock it onto the keyboard are bent. My inverter board is going bad ( small buzz noise and white screen for 1-5 seconds- time to time-) as well. Has anyone gone to one before? I've been to Bestbuy already. ( Order an entire new keyboard and screen for over 500 dollars = solution?)
post #2 of 25
find your model of laptop then go one ebay to buy a nw keyboard (usually 20-50 dollars)

new laptops screesn can be ordered from here:

http://www.lcds4less.com/


self repair should cost you around $200-%250 if you wanna DIY.
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post #3 of 25
get a used one cheap that is dead and use the parts from it. 2 buy an new laptop.
post #4 of 25
Depending on how old the laptop is, and what kind of keyboard, etc. Replacing the keyboard and screen may be your best option. Either you spend a lot on new parts and it's a quick fix, or you spend a little bit on small parts, and they kill you on labor. That's my opinion, anyway.
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post #5 of 25
if you open the screen youll most of the time find the inverter under the screen. type in the model number and youll most likely find one from ebay for around 20 bucks. If the inverter is bad you dont need to replace the screen unless its actually the backlight bulb on the screen thats damaged. Dont go to best buy they rip you off. At our store this whole thing would cost you 180 at the most
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post #6 of 25
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Does your store buy the parts and whatnot/repair for a fee? I have zero experience in doing any repairs to laptops.
post #7 of 25
we buy the parts from different vendors and sometimes ebay. for the labor we usually double whatever the cost of the part. so if a part is $30 we charge $60
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post #8 of 25
i suggest getting someone to thoroughly check the problem. it kinda sounds like it could be the backlight in the LCD too.
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post #9 of 25
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Does your shop do an all in one thing? Checkup+repair+etc.
post #10 of 25
we give free diagnosis and sum up an estimate before we charge anyone. were in west new york, NJ if youre around here ill give you a good deal
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