Is it worth getting the hinge to a 2 + year old PowerBook repaired?
September 28, 2006 7:19 AM Subscribe
The hinge on my 2 + year old PowerBook is broken. Is it worth sending it out to be repaired (and does anybody have a recommendation for a reputable company to do the repair), or should I just buy a new one?
posted by willnot to computers & internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I got a 15" Aluminum PowerBook in June of 2004. The hinge was always a little wonky. It made clicking noises whenever I moved the screen up or down and the metal in the back was deformed in a few places. About 4 months ago, it started deteriorating even more. In some positions the screen held, but in others it would flip right over. It was annoying, but I learned to work around it. Last night, I heard a definite cracking sound, and now it won't hold itself up in any position.
Searching around for how I might fix this, I found a few companies that claim to fix PowerBook hinges. The cost is between $200 and $400. Does anybody have experience with that type of service? Is that likely to work to an extent that it's worth considering, or would I be better off just getting a new one?