Thursday 22 March 2018

The Saga of The Laptop Repair

Okay, so last Friday I said that I was going to attempt the laptop screen repair. Well, I did and it went sideways . . . (as usual).

The screen came in and so I set about disassembling the laptop. 

(In true me fashion, I forgot to take any pictures.)

I got the screen out and was about to put the new one in when I realized that this was not the right screen. 

The connector on the screen that I ordered had 40 pins, but the one that my laptop took was 30 pins. 

(No, jamming the cable in there and hoping for the best would not work.)

I imagined that I would get a hard time from the place that I bought the screen from and be stuck with it (and a broken laptop).

This then left me with a weekend (and a Monday) to wonder and browse about buying a new laptop. And yes I did look at buying a fancy, expensive laptop (just because).

But, by Tuesday, good sense won out and I decided to at least check out the return policies from the place that I bought the screen from.

I was surprised to find that it was: online, automated, and no hassles they even generated the postal sticker for me to print off and just mail the screen back to them (at their cost).

I ordered a new screen and got it the next day (yesterday). This time, the screen went in and by luck would have it, it worked the first go (no missed cable, etc).

So, there you have it, it actually worked out to be cheaper to fix this laptop than to replace it. (No, I won’t fix your laptop for you.)

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!


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