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#1 Bassplayer15

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 02:00 PM

So my sister's laptop just stopped charging, so i took a look at it. Immediately noticed that the plug-in for the charger was unaligned with the hole (if that makes sense). So i know that is the problem and that the piece needs to be replaced. We took it up to Bestbuy's Geek squad, and their employee said that the price it would cost to fix would be comparable to buying a new laptop. Now i personally find that hard to believe. I was figuring $75-$100 for the part and $50-$75 for labor. Now $175 is nowhere near a new laptop. So i decided to ask for your opinions, and better yet it you might be able to tell me how to fix it.

Thanks

EDIT: So i called a computer repair shop that is near us. And they also said that Bestbuy's quote was unreasonable. And that they could fix it for $126.75. I personally think this sounds reasonable, i just wanted to add the extra info i just learned.
Thanks again.

Edited by Bassplayer15, 16 January 2010 - 02:11 PM.

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#2 dpunisher

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 03:47 PM

About $125 is the going rate. The jack is $8-15, labor is the rest. That's my bread and butter hardware fix.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 12:38 AM

Agreed with above. :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 12:41 AM

Agreed as well. :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 08:29 AM

Thanks for the info.
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