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    Default PC Repairer Recommendation

    My laptop has given up the ghost - it won't even start up - and I would like a recommendation for a PC repairer in Auckland, hopefully near Onehunga.

    Thanks for your help.
    It is better to wear out than to rust out.
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    No idea.

    But some diagnosis before you do?
    Tried a new power supply? They die all the time.

    If not power, hmm, and nothing at all, usually indicates motherboard. Not a good part to replace in laptops...

    You could pull the HDD and retrieve your stuff first, in any case, if not already backed up.
    wipe your paws.

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    Thanks for your suggestion. Pctek, but, unfortunately, it won't even start up on the battery. I'll have to have a look in the yellow pages.
    It is better to wear out than to rust out.
    - Richard Chamberlain, Tour of the Hebrides

    Us husbands are a sorry lot.

    Visit the Radio Reading Service: www.radioreading.org.nz

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    You could try http://www.justlaptops.co.nz/info/about-us-4 , they have a shop on Great South Road in Penrose and possibly could help.

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    Is the battery removable?
    Try removing it and don't connect the power adapter, then press and hold the power button for at least 30 seconds.
    Then try with just the power adapter and see if it turns on.

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    I would go to PB Technologies, Station Rd, Penrose..
    Repair shop is on site so you can have a good discussion there.
    It is near the rail overbridge.

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    Assuming its not something simple like the power pack...

    chances are its going to need a board level repair (fix onboard power circuitry) . I can pm you one in Penrose if needed
    Expect around $250-$300 for that level of repair

    I only know of 2 laptop repair specialists in Ak who will do motherboard component level of repair, most PC Repairers will just write off or say replace motherboard

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    Default Re: PC Repairer Recommendation

    How old is it? Is it wise use of your money to repair it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    No idea.

    But some diagnosis before you do?
    Tried a new power supply? They die all the time.

    If not power, hmm, and nothing at all, usually indicates motherboard. Not a good part to replace in laptops...

    You could pull the HDD and retrieve your stuff first, in any case, if not already backed up.
    Thanks for your suggestions. I went to the computer shop in the Royal Oak Mall and they confirmed it was the power pack. A new one cost $49 and now we are back up again.

    Thank you for all your recommendations. Very helpful.
    It is better to wear out than to rust out.
    - Richard Chamberlain, Tour of the Hebrides

    Us husbands are a sorry lot.

    Visit the Radio Reading Service: www.radioreading.org.nz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    I went to the computer shop in the Royal Oak Mall and they confirmed it was the power pack.
    Told ya. It almost always is, they don't last well.
    wipe your paws.

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