Assalamualaikum pretty ladies!
A new section for my blog! I can't wait to write up about gadgets in this section more :D
So, I'm more to buying stuffs for my laptop rather than buying makeups these days. I hardly even hauled any makeup for this month of May(shocking, I know!), except that I've been buying too many skincare products lol.
Ever since my laptop died on me, I was able to pick up the courage to actually screw open my laptop. I've done it several times that it doesn't bother me so much when I see my laptop out in the open where I can see the motherboard and such.
To me, it's such an achievement that I was able to open all this up and manage to source out any few problems that's hovering in my laptop. It costs me $300+ to fix this baby up to make sure it looks good and new.
Some people actually told me that it's better to actually just buy a new laptop but I don't think so! For a girl like me who studies in computing, any cheap laptop does not justify on how I use my laptop. I use my laptop for programming, a little bit of designing, gaming, surfing the Internet and blogging. Also, I think of this laptop as a tool for me to do everything. I even use my laptop to revise for my tests and exams.
But to me, the $300+ is justified, I mean, imagine how much I would have to spend if I were to ever actually send it to the nearest repair shop. I could see thousands of dollars going out just to fix this baby.
This is the culprit to the mess that I'm going through, the fried motherboard. There's a few other stuffs that I bought from eBay to restore this laptop to its former glory.
- Motherboard US$129 + US$30
- Bottom Case US$70.61 + Free Shipping
- Hinges US$9.99 + US$9.99
- Battery US$23.72 + US$13.48
Altogether = US$286.79 or B$352.75
To Bruneians, most of you know how much is our university allowance and I pretty much spent all of it to restoring my laptop. I've actually heard a story where a girl actually send her laptop to Singapore so they can actually fix the motherboard because the in the girl's laptop, there was pictures, videos and stuff that she thinks of was of high value.
And it costs her $2000+ to fix it. She could just gotten a new laptop or just screw off the internal harddisk and take it to make it as an external harddisk. She can actually ask someone who knows how to screw open a laptop to retrieve the harddisk for free.
Then just buy a new laptop, done. So can you see where I get off with this story? If I send this baby out to a repair shop, $2000+ can easily be ripped off by me. Minus shipping the laptop from-to Singapore, which would cost around $200 using DHL, there's the extra $1800. Then a motherboard can cost you about $200, but you have the $1600.
I'll stop here and you can make it into a conclusion how ridiculous it is.
But fortunately, I have a friend who is so nice of him to actually help me with restoring my laptop. Although there was actually a few of my friends who are willing to help me fix my laptop, I always turn their offer down and ask this friend to help me because of the trust I have of him handling my laptop.
This is my baby, I worked with this baby for 2 years and running, I don't want just any person to handle it. LOL! All I need to do is to reformat the laptop! I don't mind investing and spending all my money towards my laptop because of the fact that it helped me through thick and thin throughout my years in ITB, so why should I abandon this laptop.
So, I'm not just a pretty face that uses laptop with such ignorance of technical knowledge anymore. One way or another, I'm glad that this laptop made such a chaos in my life as I've learnt a lot of things on how to fix this baby. My advice to all you ladies out there, it's nice to have a friend who actually has technical knowledge on how to fix your laptops and other gadgets because you save more money that way.