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Should I Fix or Replace my Computer?




Should I fix or Replace my Computer?

Let’s take a look at the options


1. Component Replacement

Laptop: CPU/Motherboard

Laptop CPUs are soldered directly to the motherboard. Unless your repair technician is willing to de-solder the old CPU and resolder a new CPU then the motherboard will need replacing. This can range from $150 to $400 or more, depending on the make and model of your laptop.

Laptop: LCD Replacement

This is relatively cheap. At a total cost, including labor, of around a $150. However, touchscreen laptops a bit more pricey. Sometimes costing over $250 for some models and as high as $400 plus for high end laptops.

Laptop: Hard Drive replacement

With the ever decreasing cost of storage replacing your laptop Hard Drive is inexpensive. A Solid State Drive is the way to go hands down.


Reinstallation of your files and operating system from a backup image is very easy. If you need professional service we offer on-site OS installation, re-imaging, and backup services.
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2. Buy Refurbished

There are many benefits to buying refurbished, best being LOWER COST.

You will generally get a 1 Year parts and labor warranty, just like a brand new computer. Be sure to read the listings as some only come with a 90 day warranty. Further, it is important to look for the refurbishers Microsoft License. Every Windows-based refurbished PC needs to be refurbished by an Authorized or Registered Microsoft Refurbisher. The difference in license type is simply volume of sales. Both types of refurbishers have to offer the same minimum standards.

You can read more about the Microsoft Refurbisher Program at the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/refurbishedpcs

Further every Microsoft Refurbisher Program member will have an Organization ID just like we do, Microsoft Registered Refurbisher Organization ID: 240024236

If a company you are buying from can not give you their ID you should look else where for a supplier of refurbished computers.

A refurbished laptop is very inexpensive, just a few examples below.

October 7th, 2017 by
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