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 Forum: PC World/Dixons/Currys   Topic: Hp pavillion overheating and doesn't charge

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:30 am 

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... and I've had the vents cleaned and yet it still overheats, now it is displaying an error message that tells me not to use the laptop until they're fixed because I could lose data. I was going to pay for it to be repaired but I just wanted to check after stumbling across this site that I could claim ...

 Forum: PC World/Dixons/Currys   Topic: HP dv9657em purchased PC World Jan 2008

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:22 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 9251

... the past 18 months or so I've been having the share the wife's laptop. Then I began searching the web again and was considering doing the heat gun fix on the graphics chip when I found this site. So is it worth going to PC World now? I don't have any proof that it packed up in Feb 2012 so am I ...

 Forum: Other Retailers & General Help & Discussion   Topic: Dead Sony Vaio pls help

 Post subject: Dead Sony Vaio pls help
Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:26 pm 

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Views: 6856

... from the issues with the nvidia chip. I have a couple of questions... 1. is my conclusion correct? 2. is the VGN-NR31J covered by the Sony free fix scheme? 3. I bought my laptop about 4 years ago from a company which bought up the stock of a company which went bankrupt - I seem to recall it ...

 Forum: Other Retailers & General Help & Discussion   Topic: DELL XPS M1530 faulty graphics chip?

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 11:04 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 23027

... I'm pretty much set to go with the 'repair'. Let's see what happens - like I say though I have little to no confidence that this will be a proper fix. Is there any way of telling though when I get it back whether the GPU is a dodgy one? If I do have another failure though and go down the rout ...

 Forum: Other Retailers & General Help & Discussion   Topic: DELL XPS M1530 faulty graphics chip?

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:07 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 23027

... after it is serviced at the depot. We appreciate your co-operation So I went back and said, fine... but I have little to no confidence in the 'fix' and wanted to know the warranty for the repair Answer... The motherboard replaced will be covered under the 5 years NVidia special warranty which ...

 Forum: Other Retailers & General Help & Discussion   Topic: Apple iMac 24" Early 2008 (iMac8,1) defect GeForce 8800 GS

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:40 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 9974

... I really hope they will understand this at some point and realise that I am right and that they should do something to fix this. Whether that's replacing the computer or refund the purchase price, I don't care. So that's the current status - please do keep your fingers ...

 Forum: Other Retailers & General Help & Discussion   Topic: Is my Acer Aspire 5920G with Nvidia 8600M GS defect?

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:35 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 5691

... the absence of being able to make a claim then the only other option would be to try and reflow the card yourself which, whilst being a temporary fix, will get the laptop up and running again. Are you handy with a screwdriver? Please let me know and if so I will give you some instructions on how ...

 Forum: Other Retailers & General Help & Discussion   Topic: HP Compaq Presario V3000 purchased way back in 2006

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:32 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 6486

... if it was because it was faulty or because I had purchased an extended warranty) Issues I am concerned about with getting a replacement/it fixed/compensation: - Purchased in October 2006 in Canada from 'Future Shop' (what you might call a 'high street' shop but Canadians don't use that ...

 Forum: Other Retailers & General Help & Discussion   Topic: Dell XPS M1530 not working

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:37 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 18223

... Start off with the above and see what they say then please pop back here and let me know and I will advise further. The "fix" I was going to recommend was a hot air reflow which is performed using a heat gun but as your claim against Dell looks positive I would proceed ...

 Forum: Other Retailers & General Help & Discussion   Topic: Dell XPS M1530 not working

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:10 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 18223

... to re-connect the solder connection on the nvidia card as I was getting the black screen where the LEDs just light up. So I hope this isn't the fix you were talking about because as of today the dremel isn't working :b Cheers, look forward to the fix, if you would like more info on my fix let ...
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