[lug] Laptop Troubles

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Wed Sep 19 17:05:39 MDT 2007

On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 06:21:40AM -0600, Chris Brotherton wrote:
>I had a feeling it would be the motherboard.  The machine is no longer under
>warranty.  Can anyone recommend a reputable parts dealer or repair shop?
>Also, is it even worth repairing?  I am concerned that the parts/labor will
>cost more than the machine is worth.

Hard to say.  Look on ebay, often you can find various laptop parts for
repairs there.  I will say that recently I sold the T42p in question above,
with 1600x1200 display and, apparently marginal hard drive, for $400.  So,
if you are finding motherboard prices close to or above that, maybe it's
not worth it.

 Sometimes it pays to stay in bed on Monday, rather than spending the rest
 of the week debugging Monday's code.  -- Christopher Thompson
Sean Reifschneider, Member of Technical Staff <jafo at tummy.com>
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