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I have a sony vaio laptop (bought it 2nd hand ) have had it about two years and it was about 1 - 1.5 years when I bought it. It badly overheats - and the dc jack (mains socket) is now loose. I have had a quote of £100 (£85 + £15 pickup/return) for these repairs - which I was willing to go with (the man found that the mother board has been burnt and would need replacing for another £100. I can't remember the model number of the laptop Its a 'PCsomething...8jlm' (i think!)- but it has a 17" screen and is a 2.6 gig (processor?) Details on laptop - with repair man !. Based on these sketchy details, can anyone advise me whether they think my machine is worth the spend, cos I said to the man I could probably buy another for not much more, he said yes, but it would not be a vaio. Indian guy - very genuine. Wondered to have a go at fixing it myself and buying the parts - I reckon a lot of the price is on labour - and I have a welding kit - but I read somewhere that this sort of thing is not for the faint hearted!..anyone got any advice on whether I should get this fixed?
...what do you mean...buy a scrap one and salvage the parts and do it myself. Do you think it would be easy to do..I have never done this sort of thing before..
Definitely not easy to do for a first timer and I wouldn`t recommend it. The DC input replacement requires a high powered soldering kit otherwise this melts the motherboard and your repairer has already identified that there is a problem with the motherboard anyway. Effectively, he proposes to replace the board anyway which will have a new DC Jack on it. £200 sounds quite reasonable to me but as you say you may decide to cut your losses and go for another 17" laptop.
These start at about £350 for a Dual Core processor and the Sony`s at around the £600 mark. Whichever option you choose you will have perhaps a three month guarantee on the repair and a full 12 month on a new machine. The battery on your current model may not be in the best condition at the moment and if the screen goes next you`re looking at another £100 or so. Difficult decision so think carefully.
definitely food for thought. many thanks. alison
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