Help with fixing or replacing my laptop.
June 28, 2012 2:15 PM Subscribe
Is my laptop toast and if so, what should I replace it with?
posted by futureisunwritten to computers & internet (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have an HP G62 laptop that is totally dead. Bought it just under two years ago. Hard drive failed and was replaced under warranty about eight months after I bought it. Was getting pretty hot the last little while but worked fine. Went to turn it on yesterday morning and it was dead. Nothing. Spent an hour on the phone with HP tech support, went through all he troubleshooting motions and they determined that it was the adapter. Bought a new adapter and it didn't work. HP told me it's probably the motherboard, which is around $250 plus tax and shipping. I paid $500 for it two years ago, so i'm thinking that replacing it is the way to go. Is there anything else I can do?
So this is my third cheapie laptop and I have only gotten 2-2.5 years out of each. If my HP is totally toast, should I try a MacBook Pro? Will it last longer? Keep in mind that my computer usage consists solely of iTunes, Firefox, and Open Office and the computer will rarely leave my house. Suggestions of other decent brands and models welcome too! I'm looking for something decent and under $1500 for my simple needs.