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Should I repair or buy????


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#1 harkcomp

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 10:24 PM

I presently have a Toshiba Satellite laptop L505D-GS6000 PSLV6U-01F009 that has served me well for several years.  This morning I booted up and found nothing but a black screen. I went on line and tried all of the suggested methods to wake up my machine but nothing works.

Is this machine worth the cost of fixing, or should I just get another laptop? 

I understand, in its time it was a great machine, but has time outpaced its technology making it worthless to repair if I am told it needs the hard drive or mother board replaced?

 

If I decide to replace it, what would be comparable in quality in today's standards?

 

Thanks for your help? 

 

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 10:54 PM

Given that the processor in this machine was introduced in September 2009, there is no way I would recommend spending a penny on repairing it.  This is a real antique in the world of computing.

 

For the likely minimum cost of any repair to this machine you could be well on your way to a brand new one, and even a low-end laptop with the current common processors will run rings around the one you have.  Even many netbooks would.


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 01:15 PM

Given that the processor in this machine was introduced in September 2009, there is no way I would recommend spending a penny on repairing it.  This is a real antique in the world of computing.

 

For the likely minimum cost of any repair to this machine you could be well on your way to a brand new one, and even a low-end laptop with the current common processors will run rings around the one you have.  Even many netbooks would.

 

 

Thanks Brian for the advice. I will take your advice and go for a new machine.


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Posted 03 May 2018 - 03:06 PM

I would check the basics if money is tight.

 

Pull the AC power, pull the battery, hold down the power button for 30 seconds and then put it all back together to see if it boots.

 

Do you see anything on the screen at all during the boot?

 

Any lights?

 

To me, if it is a failed hard drive then you could fix it for under $100 and upgrade to a SSD at the same time and get a few more years out of it.  If it is anything other than a hard drive I'd replace.






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