Laptop dilemma

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by Duane P Wetick, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Duane P Wetick

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    HP laptop, cost over $1000 with all accessories...3 1/2 yrs. old and display is dark. Should it be fixed ($475. fix est.) or buy new? New Acer w/ I5 processor now $425. How long does a laptop display usually last anyway?
    [ Computers are now becoming throw-a-way objects much like cellphones.]

    Cheeers, DPW Everything has limitations...and I hate limitations.
  2. tshuck

    Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2012
    You can always crack it open and check to see what went wrong and attempt to fix it...I had one that went dark after the thing simply came unplugged behind the keyboard....
  3. mossman


    Aug 26, 2010
    I bought a new display for my cracked HP display for about $100 or so and fixed it myself. Pretty simple.
  4. Duane P Wetick

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    Re-furbished HP 16" laptop display on Ebay is $149 w/ free shipping...however local comp. gurus say the right solution is to go to Walmart and buy a new flat display for $129 and plug it in to the db15s side jack on the laptop. Viola! A successful (and economical) solution is found! Half of the college crowd have done this as all have dead laptop displays.

    Cheers, DPW Ain't technology wonderful!