Laptop Parts Repairs, need some advice plz

  paul_abc 13:44 27 Mar 2006

My parents own a Amilo Pro V2030, which they dropped, it turns on but nothing comes on, a bloke looked at it, connecting thro his pc he got the laptop working, he says the screen is fine, but he says its the server or servo or something like that, he offered to buy it from them for £100.

How much is a server or servo? im thinkin hes tellling porkies and it might be something very simple and inexpensive to repair, any suggestions on cost of this part,


  terryf 13:55 27 Mar 2006

I would ask for other quotes, ask for a written quote, I dont understand what he meant, there isn't a server or a servo in a laptop unless you count the servo inside the hard drive in which case i would have expected him to say that the hard drive is broken

  Totally-braindead 13:58 27 Mar 2006

I'm afraid I can't help on the parts issue as I don't know what part he meant was faulty. What I would suggest is take it somewhere else for a second opinion and presumming your parents have contents insurance for the house ask them to check whether the laptop could be covered by accidental damage, presumming they have that on their policy.

  Totally-braindead 13:58 27 Mar 2006

Beaten again, I'm a slow typer.

  terryf 14:03 27 Mar 2006

Happens to us all

  paul_abc 14:11 27 Mar 2006

They got the insurance for it, but nothing like whta they paid for it £350 for a £599 one from pcword.

they took it to a computer shop and they were told it was the motherboard,(he didnt take it apart tho) but surely the other chap wouldnt have got anything from the laptop if the motherboard was broken, but hes been on the internet with it, logging in to my parents hotmail coz of the saved password.

have to take it back to the other pc shop and let them have a look.


  Stuartli 14:33 27 Mar 2006

Try contacting click here which specialises in new and used laptops, has a repair service, supplies spare parts and also accessories.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:31 27 Mar 2006

"they dropped, it turns on but nothing comes on"

If lucky something just jogged loose, harddrive / connection to screen etc.

Try plugging in an external monitor an see if it comes on.

The fact it turns on means power supply ok

click here input Amilo Pro V2030 to get manual look under trouble shooting and tips LCD scree remains blank.

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