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Laptop hard drive broke. How do I fix it?

My laptop hard drive broke. I have an idea of how to fix/replace it and recover the data but want to know if my plan makes sense. [more inside]
posted by pravit on Nov 13, 2014 - 12 answers

Dell Vostro 1400: Battery not being recognized. Possible culprits?

Is it even possible to replace the component that will allow my battery to be recognized again? [more inside]
posted by lizarrd on Jun 17, 2013 - 2 answers

Laptop overheated, now connectivity problems

My laptop overheated, I took it to get cleaned, now it's having Internet connectivity issues. I think the repair place may be at fault. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by Put the kettle on on May 20, 2013 - 5 answers

How Can I make this laptop work?

What is the quickest and cheapest way to find out if a laptop works? [more inside]
posted by marienbad on Dec 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Computer-liquid interaction

Can my laptop be repaired? [more inside]
posted by mellifluous on Aug 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Controlling the MacBook heat in LA

MacBook heatsink repair tech needed in Los Angeles - Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by chambers on May 23, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I disable the media buttons on my Dell Studio XPS 1645

How do I disable the media buttons on my Dell Studio XPS 1645 notebook? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Jan 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Laptop's screen is shattered, need BIOS menu tree

I have an ASUS G60V laptop. My lcd screen is shattered, and now I need to use a repair CD. Laptop won't boot into external monitor in repair mode, so I can't see the screen. Any ASUS owners be willing to walk me through the BIOS menu steps to see if I can get my laptop to connect to the external? [more inside]
posted by siddhartha_in_costume on Nov 24, 2011 - 2 answers

I need to make my parents' computer father-proof.

How do I keep my father from wrecking his computer - again? [more inside]
posted by koucha on Nov 7, 2011 - 27 answers

My Poor Laptop

Is there a place I can take my laptop to get crisis bios recovery done to it in person, instead of sending it to the manufacturer and waiting forever? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Sep 30, 2011 - 2 answers

getting rid of smudge inside lcd laptop screen?

I accidentally got some soda fall on the LCD screen of my Compaq CQ56 laptop, and seconds later, a smudge appeared on the lower right side of the screen (everything on that area appears lighter when it is on). It looks like the liquid got inside the screen, and I don't know what to do about it. Can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by chicofly on Jul 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Mr. Jack is not behaving and Jimmy doesn't have the time.

How can I fix the power jack on my HP dv6000? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Jun 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Who can I trust with my laptop around here?

Who in the Dallas, TX area (deliberately vague; I'm willing to drive) can repair my broken laptop AND answer my questions about it, especially how it got that way? Even just "this guy I know" would be perfectly fine; I've learned my lesson about the big-name places. [more inside]
posted by jinjo on May 18, 2011 - 1 answer

my macbook thinks its the frikkin messiah.

why would my macbook decide to power on some days, but play dead with me on others? [more inside]
posted by sammich on Jan 14, 2011 - 5 answers

Where to go and what to expect for laptop repair?

My laptop's screen isn't working. Where in Chicago should I take it to be fixed? What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by longtime_lurker on Dec 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Where can I fix my acer laptop in Osaka?

Where can I repair an Acer Laptop in Osaka? [more inside]
posted by bindasj on Oct 18, 2010 - 1 answer

Should I get my laptop repaired, sent back to manufacturer, or buy a new one?

I own a Lenovo Ideapad Y550. About six months ago, four keys on the keyboard popped off and the “A” and “1” key’s require multiple pressings to type. The audio out port on the laptop also broke. It still works, I just have to either hold or tape my earphones inside or it just come right back out. Should I just go to best buy or some computer place to have it fixed? [more inside]
posted by seanmhobson1988 on Aug 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Is it a computer or a doorstop?

Please help me decide whether this laptop should be repaired or tossed. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Apr 10, 2010 - 11 answers

Yet another Macbook Pro question

Help my friend figure out what to do about his laptop (Macbook Pro) situation. [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Mar 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Laptop power jack repairs - are they that bad?

Does anyone have experience repairing the power jack on a laptop? My wife's old (circa 2006) Dell laptop won't charge, due to what seems like a loose power jack connection. I've repair found tutorials, and it doesn't seem that bad, does it? (More details inside) [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 12, 2010 - 11 answers

New Laptop Video Card = Reset Blues.

BrokenLaptopFilter. Bad News: the graphics card in my laptop died. Good News: the part is a Nvidia MXM II modular card and is replaceable. Bad News: I replaced the card (didn't forget the thermal paste) but the laptop does a hard reset about 5 seconds after getting to the desktop. [more inside]
posted by ennui.bz on Jan 25, 2010 - 8 answers

What are my chances of successfully replacing the hinge on a Thinkpad X60 Tablet?

What are my chances of successfully replacing the hinge on a Thinkpad X60 Tablet? [more inside]
posted by em on Oct 4, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I get Geek Squad to replace my laptop?

How can I get Geek Squad/Best Buy to replace my laptop? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Jun 2, 2009 - 18 answers

Get coffee out of a Macbook keyboard?

Just spilled coffee into a 13" macbook. Remediation tips? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 on Apr 15, 2009 - 9 answers

HP LCD gone pinko; love it or leave it?

I like pink, but not when it's all over my LCD. I like pink, but only when the other option is black. Help me confirm my novice diagnosis, please, concerning my screwed HP Pavilion dv5220us laptop. [more inside]
posted by xz on Dec 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me make my computer quiet again, please!

Where can I find a new fan for my Fujitsu T4215 laptop? [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on Nov 8, 2008 - 3 answers

Laptop Repair in Lund or Malmö

Calling all Swedish mefites! Laptop repair for an American Dell in either Lund or Malmö, Sweden? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Oct 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Help! There's a hole in my computer!

I have a Dell Inspiron e1505, and a small chunk of the white plastic frame around the keyboard/cpu area has broken off. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by brandman on Sep 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Can I replace my dead old Thinkpad HDD with a generic one?

I have an ancient Thinkpad 570, and the hard drive finally died. Hardware not recognized. I've pulled out the old one (it rattles ominously) and am wondering if I can replace it with a new generic laptop drive, rather than having to go with overpriced proprietary stuff. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jul 31, 2008 - 10 answers

What happened to my windows\system32\config\system file??

How do I remedy the error message I'm getiting on my laptop about the windows\system32\config\system file being missing or corrupt? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jul 12, 2008 - 15 answers

It's So Shiny, Now If Only It Worked

My Toshiba Satellite laptop has this problem. But, there's a catch: I'm pretty computer illiterate and don't know how to fix it. [more inside]
posted by Ms. Saint on Jun 11, 2008 - 9 answers

Vaio gives "system timer error"

My laptop gives a "system timer error" and so I probably need some guidance in replacing my laptop's CMOS battery [more inside]
posted by daksya on Jun 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Searching for a laptop repair shop that solders...

I'm looking for a reptable laptop repair shop that handles Gateway/e-machines systems and would attempt to re-solder or replace a broken power jack rather than replacing the entire mainboard. I'm in Tempe, AZ, but a reputable mail-in company would work too. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Mar 24, 2008 - 2 answers

How to get MacBook screen/iSight repaired quickly from Canada?

How can I get my MacBook screen and iSight repaired quickly (by March 6), safely and affordably? I'm in Canada and I do not have AppleCare. The screen cracked and iSight stopped working after I dropped it about a metre, but the laptop is otherwise usable. I'm searching on Google but I would like some recommendations of specific companies.
posted by Xianny on Mar 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Hey, "c000021a" to you too, buddy.

PC laptop diagnostics and repair in L.A.: Recommendations, please. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jan 24, 2008 - 3 answers

Is 3 1/2 months too long to wait for a laptop to be repaired?

Averatec is holding my laptop hostage for the last three months, what should I do? [more inside]
posted by any major dude on Dec 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Should I fix my thinkpad?

Should I/Can I get my Thinkpad repaired [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Oct 4, 2007 - 10 answers

Repairing the A/C on my laptop?

How difficult is it to replace a laptop's cooling fans? [more inside]
posted by kraigory on Sep 16, 2007 - 9 answers

PowerHit

My Powerbook is bent. [more inside]
posted by artdrectr on Aug 23, 2007 - 5 answers

How do I reset the BIOS on an HP ze5375us laptop?

So, I used the wrong BIOS flash on a HP laptop ze5375us. It is now bricked. My girlfriend is rather pissed...... [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Aug 14, 2007 - 11 answers

Did my new RAM kill my video adapter?

BSODFilter: I tried to install a RAM upgrade in my girlfriend's Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop, and got nothing on screen after powerup. So I replaced the old DIMM, and got the BSOD -- the file that was missing was a driver for the Intel video adapter. Long story short, it's still not working. [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Aug 2, 2007 - 10 answers

How to fix a burred laptop screw

I am trying to replace a laptop keyboard but the final screw has burred and neither the regular or precision screwdriver works. If someone suggests that I go to repairman and 50 bucks to fix this, I am likely to do serious damage to this laptop (namely by throwing it against a wall). Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Jun 15, 2007 - 11 answers

"A screen",the pittiful cry they heard. Then more wailing and gnashing of teeth.

What is it? Is it possible to repair? Or where on Gods green earth can I get a replacement? Slowly increasing white strip with sporadic coloured lines throughout on my notebook screen. Funnily enough it is more frustrating to look for the answer than it is to just try to ignore it. [more inside]
posted by mu~ha~ha~ha~har on May 15, 2007 - 7 answers

Computer repair woes

Due to circumstances out of my control, I must find a local computer repair shop and receive a written estimate on the cost to repair my laptop. [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Jan 30, 2007 - 3 answers

Can this laptop be saved?

Can this laptop be saved? eMachines M2105 bought refurbished from Tiger Direct outlet near Toronto two years ago (90 day warranty). Recently the power cord developed the "jiggle it to make it work" disease. Only it turns out that it wasn't the cord but the jack inside the computer that had the problem. Now the jack is completely loose from whatever it had been attached to and so the computer doesn't go. While online third-party parts dealers seem to have jacks for just about any other eMachines laptop, no-one seems to have this one. And the official eMachines parts supplier says I need to replace the mainboard (which costs about two-thirds of what I paid for the laptop for the part alone). [more inside]
posted by winston on Jan 5, 2007 - 15 answers

Laptop Repair in NorCal?

Looking for a good laptop repair place in Sacramento or the Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by robhuddles on Nov 16, 2006 - 3 answers

How to deal with my busted laptop backlight?

Should I attempt to repair my broken laptop screen? [more inside]
posted by Iridic on Sep 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me help myself

I'm dropping my laptop off for service--what do I need to do to protect myself? [more inside]
posted by divka on Jul 8, 2006 - 10 answers

Help! My notebook is sliding everywhere!

One of the rubber "feet" on the bottom of my notebook computer came off and I can't seem to find it. Where can I purchase a replacement? I called technical support (Gateway), and they said they do not ship them nor can they repair it in their warehouse. [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on May 9, 2006 - 6 answers

Can they really get away with this?

Gather 'round ye Mefites, come and listen to my song about me and my laptop and how BEST BUY done me wrong. My laptop died while in their arms, they claim she never cried, my tale is a woeful one, you bet there's [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Feb 22, 2006 - 19 answers

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