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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by EmoMoshky, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. EmoMoshky New Member

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    hey, im kinda new to this site,

    and i need advice kinda urgently

    last month my laptop got ran over by a bus (dont ask), and one of my mates told me that if i kept most of the parts, i could rebuild it.

    now the laptop is a HP pavillion DV6000, and i think most of the main parts survived, but the things i know didnt were:-

    casing
    screen
    keyboard
    charger
    battery

    was just wondering if somebody could point me in the right directions, for the parts i need, and possibly help me out along the way,

    Thanks
  2. Tau

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    It will be cheaper to buy a new machine a qucik estimate on those parts costs;

    Shell - $200+
    Screen - $175+
    keyboard - $50
    charger - $50+
    Battery - $75+
    Total = $550

    Its worth it to get a new machine the prices i estimated there are low, because im willing to bet it would need a motherboard as well and your looking at $350+ for a mobo for that (thats ebay price) HP price would be closer to $500.

    I fix laptops for a living, and with that kind of damage you MIGHT be able to get it back together, but it wouldent be a laptop anymore it would be a desk bound frankenstein.
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    i think i better start looking for a new laptop then,

    thanks for the advice
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    Tau New Member

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    Thats an option, i dident think of that.

    But still you would probobly need 3 machines, since im willing to bet the only thing salvagable from your laptop would be the battery, cpu, MAYBE ram, and the rest is done. i think its more trouble then its worth personally...

    dv6000's are sub $800 now anyways.
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    there it was a good laptop used, check the fs/ft thread
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    Try to buy a used identical model and just put your old hard drive in it (if it survived). That would be the easiest way to get bact to where you were before the rogue laptop slaughtering bus incident.

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