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    Default Trailbreaker's Laptop War Part 3

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    Well the laptop has been brought to Geek Squad. For $129, they can engage in a long tedious process of searching and installing the right drivers in order for XP to function properly on the Vista compatible laptop. Now there is no way I am going to pay for that, so they said they can do a "diagnostic" for $60. Not sure what that is suppose to mean, but it doesn't sound like they are going to actually fix it.

    So now I just paid $60 to have a bunch of strangers look at my laptop which they probably can't even fix. What have I gotten myself into.

    Okay, lets get a summary of the total cost so far.

    Laptop: Over $700
    XP: $200
    "Diagnostic": $60
    Total: over $960
    Realizing how much of a waste of time and money this whole thing was: Priceless

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    Default Re: Trailbreaker's Laptop War Part 3

    don't feel too bad.

    Apple Mac book $1300

    Free ipod and printer $249 because they sent me my computer late and the rebate was void

    fixing computer because i setting down a soda too hard, causing it to spray a foot towards my computer $799

    how long I'm going to be in debt after school....... FOR...EV....ER....
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    Default Re: Trailbreaker's Laptop War Part 3

    I have won the war. Turned out they fixed the whole thing and just under two hours. I am quite impressed actually.

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    Default Re: Trailbreaker's Laptop War Part 3

    Quote Originally Posted by uraydo View Post
    don't feel too bad.

    Apple Mac book $1300

    Free ipod and printer $249 because they sent me my computer late and the rebate was void

    fixing computer because i setting down a soda too hard, causing it to spray a foot towards my computer $799

    how long I'm going to be in debt after school....... FOR...EV....ER....
    Wow. It's amazing how some of the littlest things have a major impact in the long run. After hearing your story, I will think twice about setting beverages around my machine.

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    Default Re: Trailbreaker's Laptop War Part 3

    SO what was the problem behind this?
    Last edited by Michael Do; 10-04-2008 at 09:34 PM.
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    Default Re: Trailbreaker's Laptop War Part 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Do View Post
    SO what was the problem behind this?
    Okay lemme give you the history what happened:

    -Vista acted up and wouldn't let me log in
    -I had enough
    -Bought and installed XP
    -discovered hardware only worked for Vista
    -Discovered hardware can work for XP with the help of drivers
    -Tried to find drivers...failed
    -Took it to the geek squad guys at Best Buy
    -They fixed it

    Now the laptop is back up and running.

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