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Laptop Insurance or Repair?

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Hi Everyone

I've got a 2 year old Advent laptop which is still in good working order...apart from the 2 lines going right through the screen which I believe were caused by my darling daughter dropping the laptop off the arm of the sofa onto the floor.

I've been told by a guy in Currys that this is pixel damage and will cost more for a repair than replacing the laptop. Does anyone know if this is right? And if it does need replacing would I be able to claim on the household insurance as it was accidental damage?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I definately can't afford to replace it.

Thanks

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  • Lord_Blue
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    He's likely right that it'd cost more to repair than replace. However, it depends on a lot of factors including how old it is etc.

    As for insurance - it would be covered by accidental damage...if you have that on your policy. Best to check your policy docs.
  • totalsolutions
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    Might be just a loose screen connector under the hood.
  • Astec
    Astec Posts: 515 Forumite
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    I'd take it to an independant repairers for an inspection. Could just be a bad connection as mentioned. A new screen at full price would be expensive, but some repairers can get cheaper parts.
  • ormus
    ormus Posts: 42,714 Forumite
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    if it is the screen then dont bother with the repair. itll cost at about 150/250 to repair.
    tescos has new lappys from 299 quid.
    Get some gorm.
  • sallylouise12
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    Hi Everyone

    Just a quick note to say thanks for the replies, as always the forum has proved very useful!
  • ormus
    ormus Posts: 42,714 Forumite
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    saw a sign in pcworld today.
    all laptop repairs, from 229 quid!
    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
    Get some gorm.
  • DVardysShadow
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    Might be just a loose screen connector under the hood.
    It matches the symptoms to a degree.
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  • mogadon
    mogadon Posts: 312 Forumite
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    I had to get a new screen fitted on my Dell laptop last month, it's about 2 1/2 years old and the repair cost £125. It was barely worth it, but I couldn't get the extra together to buy a new one, and it was a good spec when it was bought, so it's roughly equivalent to the bottom of the range one I'd have bought to replace it. I also have other accessories I've bought for it, so I went for the repair in the end.
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