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Getting shafted by laptop repair, computer experts please!

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2006/07/12 20:14:21 (permalink)
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Getting shafted by laptop repair, computer experts please!

Hi guys,

My laptop messed up yesterday, it was connecting to the internet but would bring up "page cannot be displayed" sometimes putting something like this http:///?20= in front of the address.

Certain it was a virus, I ran Norton, but it didnt detect anything, so my dad took it to a PC repair centre.

A few nights previous i had spilt some fluid on the laptop, but dried it out and nothing seems effected.

The repair shop say its the fluid that has damaged the chips etc in some way and is beyond repair.

I think they are talking sh1t, everything else on the computer works fine, it connects to the internet just won't bring up web pages..

Any advice? ( Ill print the responses off to show my dad)
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    TREBOR
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    RE: Getting shafted by laptop repair, computer experts please! 2006/07/12 20:24:14 (permalink)
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    Why would they lie?
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    Sheeps_Clothing
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    RE: Getting shafted by laptop repair, computer experts please! 2006/07/12 20:26:12 (permalink)
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    To sell my Dad a new laptop
    To sell my Dad some new parts/components
    They can't be bothered to deal with the problem properly
    They are incompetent
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    Worf
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    RE: Getting shafted by laptop repair, computer experts please! 2006/07/12 20:26:54 (permalink)
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    what web browser are you using ? ie explorer or another

    goto the cmd prompt and ping www.yahoo.com

    do you get a reply back ? you should get 4 replies
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    RE: Getting shafted by laptop repair, computer experts please! 2006/07/12 20:33:23 (permalink)
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    hmmmmm, if everything else is working then it MAY be that the water has damaged the modem, eg what is used to connect to the net!

    if everything else is working 100% it seems a bit extreme to replace the entire laptop! if it is just the modem, just buy an external modem or USB adaptor etc etc. most systems dont use modems now anyway, use wireless etc etc

    when you connect to the internet, does it connect correctly etc etc?
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