Laptop feasible for repair or scrapped!

  Cara2 22:44 23 Feb 2009

Laptop has failed despite the use of a surge protector.

At the time a handlamp had a short circuit - so am wondering - did the laptop fail due to the handlamp short circuit - even though the surge protector was being used, or is it just a co-incidence?

Anyway have been told that the it is prop the laptop circuit board which has broken (but the tech did not strip it down), and have been advised it is too expensive to repair. But the laptop is in perfect working order other than it will not charge the battery.

Now, the Laptop is not very old and I am loathe to confine it to the bin, let alone have to spend more money on a replacement.

Anybody give a second opinion on the chance of repairing the circuit board please if that is the fault?


  Ozy 22:59 23 Feb 2009

if everything is working, except will not charge,its probably the battery thats duff

  Cara2 23:19 23 Feb 2009

How can that be determined?

What happened was the laptop was working initially.

But as the battery lost power, it failed to charge up again via the lead (which is working). The laptop then packed up.

  kjrider 23:35 23 Feb 2009

A laptop has a built in surge protector - the battery.

If a lamp had a short circuit, it shouldn't have done anything to the laptop.

Sounds like the battery neds checking.

  Cara2 00:18 24 Feb 2009

How do you check the battery - sorry if that is a daft question?

Thanks for replies so far.


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