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LCD screen replacement

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by kirtedward@gmail.com, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. kirtedward@gmail.com

    kirtedward@gmail.com Flightless Bird

    I am a not so proud owner of an Alienware area 51 17" screen that
    needs replacement... or so I am told. This is about a five year old
    computer that at the time of sale cost just under 5K. Turns out after
    about 3 years the motherboard needed replacement. So I had the mobo
    replaced and before sending it back to me I was informed I also needed
    a new screen because "the screen was only going to last about another
    30 days ". Sounded to me like I was fixin' to get hammered by this
    repair shop (Z-Tronics) and I had never heard of anyone being able to
    know when a screen would go out so I declined their willingness to
    sell me a new screen and sure enough the screen went out 30 days
    later. Started out with a couple of vertical lines then more and
    finally out. Does this sound like it could be something other than
    the screen itself and does anyone have any input as to the best place
    to get a new display. I doubt I will ever trust a repair shop again
    and will take my chances with doing it myself. Any input will be
    greatly appreciated. Kirt (530)749-1110
     
  2. Bob Villa

    Bob Villa Flightless Bird

    On Mar 11, 5:08 am, "kirtedw...@gmail.com" <kirtedw...@gmail.com>
    wrote:
    > I am a not so proud owner of an Alienware area 51 17" screen that
    > needs replacement... or so I am told.  This is about a five year old
    > computer that at the time of sale cost just under 5K.  Turns out after
    > about 3 years the motherboard needed replacement.  So I had the mobo
    > replaced and before sending it back to me I was informed I also needed
    > a new screen because "the screen was only going to last about another
    > 30 days ".  Sounded to me like I was fixin' to get hammered by this
    > repair shop (Z-Tronics) and I had never heard of anyone being able to
    > know when a screen would go out so I declined their willingness to
    > sell me  a new screen and sure enough  the screen went out 30 days
    > later.  Started out with a couple of vertical lines then more and
    > finally out.  Does this sound like it could be something other than
    > the screen itself and does anyone have any input as to the best place
    > to get a new display.  I doubt I will ever trust a repair shop again
    > and will take my chances with doing it myself.  Any input will be
    > greatly appreciated.  Kirt (530)749-1110


    Kirt, some advice...never include your phone number in a post. Use
    an extra email adrs. that you expect spam to be sent (I use Operamail)
     

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