Laptop Repair Estimate

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  1. monkat
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    So, long story short, I need to get my laptop's power jack replaced and my warranty ran out...actually three days ago. (I'm not saying it is the manufacturer's fault, it's mine, but still: a sucky situation).

    Anyway, I don't have a soldering iron or the willingness to learn how to use it properly, so I'm going to take it into a local repair shop.

    Can anyone give me a quick estimate on how much they think it might cost? The jack itself will cost, at most, like $7, so there you go [​IMG]
     
  2. Theraima

    Theraima I own this desert, bitches!

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    Well it depends on your country & store. My dad took my laptop to repair the battery and fan. It was 30€ for each. It isnt actually very much [​IMG]
     
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    Meh....I'm seeing most places say it's about $120...that's not an easy thing to afford....I hope you're more accurate, Theraima xD
     
  4. Originality

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    By power jack, do you mean the AC adaptor (aka power brick)? If so, then you shouldn't look at a price higher than $30, prolly 20. If it's the actual PSU for the laptop, then it can be upwards of $60.
     
  5. monkat
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    The PSU....the only shop that was still open that I know of wanted to charge me nearly $200 for a fix. He was explaining how he had to open it up and it would take days of hard work, and bla bla bla. I can open my laptop up and (if I could unsolder) take the thing out myself in about an hour. Unfortunately, I don't have a soldering iron, and my only experience with one was an electronics section of a class five years ago.

    I'm not paying him 100-200 dollars an hour for that.
     
  6. foxgrey

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    If its just the power jack, as in the actaul plug. Look on craigslist. There are plenty of talented peeps that solder up mod chips, and do basic repairs for very reasonable prices. Most of them would even do it right in front of you.