Ok, so remember when I told you about having typed the D key right off my laptop? Well, folks…I couldn’t take it any longer. I went on a dialing spree last week calling all manner of computer repair entities, only to find that no one had the keyboard my laptop requires in stock and they’d have to order it in. On top of that, the lowest fee I could find to have it installed was $40.
There’s something about paying someone to repair my computer that just irks me. I have always repaired my own computers in the past, including replacing hard drives, CD drives, adding RAM and such. But this is my first laptop, and I’ve never done any repair on a laptop before. I was even cautioned against trying to install additional RAM in my laptop last summer because “everything is so close together, there’s no ‘elbow room’ in a laptop and you can easily mess things up.”
“Well, fooey on that,” says me.
Ta Da!!! And I did it all by myself! In under an hour!
Oh yeah…I AM all that!
Now, would you like to know how to save yourself big $$ in computer repair? Google your computer and find it’s tech manual! Oh yeah. That’s what I did – and I followed the directions.
The only exception that I advise is this: If your computer is still under warranty – DO NOT ATTEMPT REPAIRS/UPGRADES YOURSELF! You will most likely void the warranty. Take the D-I-Y approach ONLY after your baby is out of warranty. And always be careful.
Join me in the jiggy dance – I’m a limping typist no more!
Yes, you are one BADD sistah and the best web designer, developer, programmer, troubleshooter I know…and an EXCELLENT coach to boot…yes you have mad skills and I’m glad I found you!
Hmmm…and when your 15 minutes of fame are over you have to find US…yes I said US an external hard drive…hehe.
now I’m scared, LOL.
I must admit, I’m a little amazed myself that it went as smoothly as it did. No wrong moves, no missed steps, no going back and starting over. Quite a nice experience, actually!
Yasmin – I’m going to research external hard drives sometime this week and will post here about what I find.
Nancy – yes, be afraid…be very afraid. LOL
Great job. Laptops are one of the most difficult systems to work on as well. Tackling this requires a bit of nerve. As for your external hard drive, they’re easy. You can build one cheaper than you can buy one.
it’s look like we have the same laptop.. 😀 So next time if i had a problem with my laptop, i know who should i asked… 🙂 Shall i?
DIY definitely helps you save some cash. DIY also helps you learn. But the idea of saving and even learning can be costly if you deal with electronic gadgets like laptops. DIY without your basic technical know may not be a good idea.
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there are many links that help us with computer repair knowledge and they are pretty helpful in repair, if not the major issues at least minor repair for which we need not go to the repair guy.
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You have mad skills and I’m glad I found you!. As for your external hard drive, they’re easy.. You can build one cheaper than you can buy one…