My laptop saga

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  1. zhukov

    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    So I have this Dell XPS 15z laptop. It was not cheap to buy and was supposed to look like a Mac. Solid state hard drive, Intel Core i7processor, 8G RAM, yadda yadda. It is about 2 years old.
     
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    Stevie Now go...Ohm.

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    Ok.
     
  3. zhukov

    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    so it starts acting weird and I get a bad battery signal. So I shut it down and take it apart.

    When I put it back together it doesn't work.

    So I buy a new battery for $135 fucking dollars, and reinstall.
     
  4. zhukov

    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    And it still doesn't work. A little online research and it's probably the motherboard. Or possibly the jack that the AC adapter plugs into.

    So I call Dell.
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    I ask how much for the motherboard.
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    The dothead replies, $935.
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    you gotta be kidding me
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    so I say "have a nice day" and look online and I find one for about $300
     
  10. zhukov

    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    and I buy the AC adapter plug for $18 because it is known to malfunction
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    You should have bought the three year warranty bro. You would have gotten fixed for free.
     
  12. zhukov

    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    so I have already taken the laptop apart...the battery and CD ROM have been removed.

    I get the new parts and begin the repair...
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    :stfu:
     
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    I can fix that
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    so I remove the CD ROM and the HD to get to the motherboard
     
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    $930 labor
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    there's about 10 different little things that plug into it, so I begin to disconnect
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    at first I don't realize that the little connectors are just a flip up thingy so I bust one of em

    :facepalm:
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    Now I'm pissed because I just dropped almost $400 on a bunch of junk that I broke
     
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    Take pictures!