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#129406 14-Sep-2013 16:01
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My 3k Alienware m17x R4 wont boot up and just sits there beeping, from what ive found on the internet it seems to be a motherboard failure... And only 2 months out of warranty! Since i bought it "new" from trademe the service tag is not in my name and Dell reckons they cant repair it for me. Does anyone know where I could get this thing fixed? Would a local computer repair place be able to do it? Im guessing they would have to source a new motherboard themselves. Any help would be awesome.

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  #895647 14-Sep-2013 17:24
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Laptop motherboards are usually worth almost more than the whole unit itself :( So could be an expensive repair...

We had a nice Asus (but 18 months old) come in the other day with a dodgy m/board, were quoted $400 for new board - bought them a new laptop for $1000 instead.




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Yeah.. Im in a bit of a pickle. I paid 3k for it and don't know if I want to sell a faulty Alienware for bugger all or just get it repaired and hopefully it lasts for a long time after that. Im sure its going to be like 1k or something for a repair. Damn this sucks. Cheers anyways man.

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  #896179 16-Sep-2013 08:54
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Poke around, and if they say its only $400 to repair, then its worth it on a 3k laptop :)




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  #916354 16-Oct-2013 22:49
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You might also be able to get a motherboard yourself from a laptop parts website, and get a local laptop repair shop to install it for you.




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  #916358 16-Oct-2013 22:55
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Ask dell who is their local repairer. Go to them. Good luck.

Try cga too?

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