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Is Fixing a Computer Worth It?

Discussion in 'Tech Lounge' started by napy666, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. napy666

    napy666 http://www.nataliezworld.com/ iHF Regular

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    I am thinking of taking in my laptop to a computer shop, to get the audio fixed on it. Remember none of you were able to solve that issue, with my laptop's sound, sounding off. Well my parents are annoyned by it's sound quality and want me to get it fixed. But in reality is it really worth the time and money? I got this laptop like 2012 or 2013 up until now, so don't you think it is just going to die out, and hence I would have wasted time and money on it, and I could have just bought a new laptop altogether? Or should I save this one and just get it fixed?
     
  2. Lord Chance

    Lord Chance iHelpForum Jester & Door Greeter iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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    Natalie dear young lady, the answer depends on you and what you want and expect. I must admit that 4 years in a laptops life is a long time but I personally have had computers that were ten years old or better. I dislike buying new if the old is still serviceable. Is the laptop worth fixing? That I can not say. I only have the little information you can give to make a judgement so in truth you must decide. I used to own a computer service business and were you to bring it to me I would evaluate the laptop's condition then tell you what I found and what it would cost you so you could make an informed decision. My advice would be to seek out a service shop you trust and let them give you an opinion.

    One other thing young lady, when you ask for help on a problem it is your responsibility to follow the advice given and answer the questions asked. Remember that you are the person fixing your laptop. We are trying to advise you how to best go about the task. We have to see through your eyes so to speak so the information that is asked for must be good and factual. We understand not everyone is a technician so we try to be patient. We also understand the person we are trying to help can become frustrated so again we try to be patient. We only ask the same from the person we are trying to help. By working together most problems can be solved.:)
     
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  3. napy666

    napy666 http://www.nataliezworld.com/ iHF Regular

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    uh 0k.
     
  4. Arctos

    Arctos Beware of the Bear... iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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    You were told what to do to solve this problem both by myself and @Lord Chance a couple of months back, you will / did not follow the instructions given to fix the problem.

    You are of a age (according to your profile you are 29) where you can tell your parents to mind their own business. :meh:
     
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  5. napy666

    napy666 http://www.nataliezworld.com/ iHF Regular

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    Well I am sorry for the way I was back then. As for right now and the issue at hand here. I decided to just use my laptop up until it dies out altogether whenever that happens. It is 5 years old and counting haha.
     
  6. Arctos

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    I have cast my mind back over the years how I setup my audio on my various computers I have had.

    In January 2000 I purchased Cambridge Soundworks speakers comprising a sub woofer and two satellite speakers, these were hooked upto a Win ME box with a crappy Soundbalster sound card.

    When I built a new Win XP box in 2001 a new Soundblaster Live sound card went in to it.

    I have always used WinAMP for my music player, over the years I have tweaked the equaliser setting in WinAMP so that everything matches up the way I want it.

    This gear is now in my five year old Win 7 box, and it plays my FLAC music files with great sound quality.

    Not bad going for old stuff, how does this help you @napy666 you may ask, it does not, but it might help you get your act together.
     
  7. napy666

    napy666 http://www.nataliezworld.com/ iHF Regular

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    I don't know how to put together a computer with parts and fix it up to be a certain way alright. I will not get my laptop fixed and just let it die on its own. Please close discussion topic.
     
  8. Arctos

    Arctos Beware of the Bear... iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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    Yes, that sounds like a plan.
     
  9. napy666

    napy666 http://www.nataliezworld.com/ iHF Regular

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    Why are you so mean to me? I told you sorry and I do mean it. I am sorry for the way I treated you and the other members on here in regards to my posts and the way I was acting. I am sorry please forgive me.
     
  10. Lord Chance

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    Natalie dear child, Arctos just stated that it sounds like you have made a decision on what you plan to do and he approves. How was he being mean?:)
     
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