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14/11/2008, 8:33 AM
My wife managed to drop our new laptop the other day. The power cable hit the floor first which made a mash of the power jack.
She rang Dell who are to call back with a collect and repair quote, but she got the impression they'll just replace the whole motherboard, so I guess it will cost quite a bit.
Does anyone know/can anyone recommend a PC Repair shop (Dublin preferably) that would open it up, remove the old jack and solder on a new one?
14/11/2008, 8:35 AM
Is it just the jack that is faulty or is the port damaged as well? And where in Dublin are ya?
14/11/2008, 8:44 AM
The jack (which I suspect is what you mean by (power) port)
14/11/2008, 10:16 AM
Ah right, by the jack i mean the end of the cable that goes into the power port.
Anyone know a good place to drop it into for the man?
17/11/2008, 5:14 PM
Computers Unlimited in Dublin. 01 8306239
Will cost about €130 for it to be repaired
They operate on no fix no fee and don't repair anything until you accept their price
17/11/2008, 11:02 PM
Is that the place in Phibsboro?
Missus rang some place today, €45 to look at it but that's deducted from the cost of the work.
EDIT: just googled them and it is the same place. Might drop down to them on Saturday.
21/11/2008, 8:42 AM
Missus dropped it down there, costing €200+. I told her she's paying for it, but it all comes out of the same bucket :(
I'll let you know how we get on.
21/11/2008, 1:38 PM
Feckers fixed the power input but broke the keyboard connection and are now quoting to fix it!
21/11/2008, 2:35 PM
Just had a row with their receptionist, but then spoke with the engineer. The "cable" between the keyboard and motherboard was very flimsy (more like a piece of paper) and had a fold in it (this I know because i had a look inside before we left it in). There was a crack at the fold. Dismantling it and putting it back together aggravated the crack and a fix is likely to be unsatisfactory. €95 extra thanks to Dell's cheapo materials.
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