Published on June 8th,2009 at 3:47 PM
By >Daimaou - G.G-B

Toshiba R500, Crash Baby!

Just received an email from Paul in the UK, with some nice pictures of his broken laptop… Here’s how it happened.

Am very sad to report the death of an eighteen-month-old Toshiba R500
Portege, accidentally dropped from near shoulder height onto a solid
marble-tiled floor! Ouch!

total damage approx GB£600, as it needs:
* new top and bottom casing
* new DVDRW/CD
* new keyboard
* new display
* lots of stickers (yes, they have to replace all those stickers too!)
* a lot of labour

It was arguably not worth repairing as it was only had 1 year 6 months
old and would only cost GB£900 or so to replace; we’ll let the insurance
company decide!

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Comments
 

  • David87

    Where manufactured the Toshiba’s notebooks?

  • http://iphonewallpapersx.com/ Iphone

    ow that was poor notebook, yep its better rplace with the new one than repair it

  • http://tinou81.wordpress.com tinou81

    A Vaio would have broken into a thousand pieces from this height.

  • speculatrix

    BTW, just in case anyone stumbles across this and is curious to know what happened next

    when the laptop was assessed for repair costs, they fixed the DVDRW drive somehow during inspection – it had not worked too well since it was new.

    but we ended up using the insurance payout to buy a new laptop, and simply used the R500 for a low-power desktop replacement.

 

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