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Author Topic: extended warranty on lap top up/ should i renew?  (Read 1946 times)
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« on: April 29, 2012, 04:38:41 PM »

2007 i bought a $1000 hp laptop with a extended warranty that is up next week. they offered me an additional 3 years for $318.00 . its been back about 8 x. usb ports, screen went bad, hinges broke stuff like that. do you think its worth it to renew or if it breaks again but a new one? my son was saying they are reasonably priced now!
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 04:47:22 PM »

2007 i bought a $1000 hp laptop with a extended warranty that is up next week. they offered me an additional 3 years for $318.00 . its been back about 8 x. usb ports, screen went bad, hinges broke stuff like that. do you think its worth it to renew or if it breaks again but a new one? my son was saying they are reasonably priced now!

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 04:58:27 PM »

$400 will get you a brand new lap top, with a new battery (which I am sure yours is worn out like mine), and twice the horse power on everything.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 05:36:08 PM »

i agree.  for a little more than the renew price you can buy a better and faster laptop.  next time it breaks, replace. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 05:58:59 PM »

I agree with the others.......don't buy a new warranty.  Typically you are going to get 4-6 years out of a computer.  By then the technology has changed so much that it isn't worth repairing. 

Like you, I buy an extended warranty when I purchase a new computer and that gives me 3-4 years of coverage.  After that point, I keep my fingers crossed and when things start going wrong --or it dies, I get a new one.

One thing I did learn the hard way many years ago.  Always, always, always have at least one and optimally two backups of your hard drive.   I lost everything once and for weeks was weeping with frustration at my stupidity.  I teach and all my lessons, grades and research vaporized.  I have never made that mistake again!

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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 06:16:03 PM »

good point.  a large backup drive is pretty cheap to by and priceless when you brick your computer!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 10:22:42 PM »

Be aware that a "new" PC will come with Windows 7, and none of your existing software will run on it.  But it will take you to the "cloud".

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2012, 10:42:59 PM »

oh, lots of your older stuff will still run on windows 7.  sometimes if it's really old you have to run it in compatibility mode.  probably nothing much before XP, but that and Vista stuff should run fine.
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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