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31st January 2009, 12:36 PM #1
Quote: Dell D531 replacement motherboard + plastics
Good morning all!
I am looking to purchase a replacement motherboard and bottom plastics for a Dell Latitude D531 (serial tag by PM on request) that has suffered horribly at the hands of a ham-fisted student.
Dell have quoted me £338.39 for the parts, and I'm hoping someone can bring that down a little as I'm getting bored of paying Dell for more than half a laptop every time I need a couple of parts replaced.
As a little incentive for you I should tell you that favourable quotes will almost certainly attract repeat business since we have 90 of these in the hands of our current lower sixth, plus next year's lower sixth will be getting about 120+ Dell Mini 9 netbooks which will almost certainly suffer similar fates.
Thanks in advance!
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31st January 2009, 01:24 PM #2
Originally Posted by AngryTechnician
If you could please pm me the service tag details I will crack on with this straight away and should have some results for you monday afternoon,
I look forward to hearing from you,
31st January 2009, 08:25 PM #3
I would suggest you take a look on eBay for parts. Is it not under any warranty of any kind?
1st February 2009, 01:48 AM #4
I can't raise a PO to a seller on eBay, and it will be too much to claim from petty cash. The laptop is physically damaged. We did not take Complete Care, so accidental damage is not covered.
4th February 2009, 10:36 AM #5
Any takers? I'm starting to feel posting this at the weekend was perhaps not my finest plan.
4th February 2009, 10:47 AM #6
I can get you a price on this - PM the Serial tag number and I'll have a quote to you asap!
4th February 2009, 10:54 AM #7
try clonesuk.co.uk in Portsmouth...I have got parts from them and there prices are very good
4th February 2009, 10:54 AM #8
You did get my PM didn't you Mandy?
Originally Posted by Mandy
I should have used a read receipt.
4th February 2009, 01:18 PM #9
I did indeed.
Motherboard Only (no fans heatsinks etc)+ Base without memory Cover
£259.16 ex Vat with free delivery
Can do complete laptop (Turion X2 , 1Gig , 40Gig, DVD-Rom, 15.4”) for £361.22 ex Vat with free delivery
Let me know your thoughts!!
4th February 2009, 01:22 PM #10
Motherboard only here for £250.00+vat Free Delivery!
4th February 2009, 04:13 PM #11
Thanks for those guys, sorry I've taken all afternoon to get back to you, been teaching some poor sod in the sixth form how to reinstall Windows on his laptop after he destroyed his previous install with one of those scam "PC Fix-me-Up" programs.
I'll be honest, I'm liking Mandy's quote more since the plastics are busted too on this one. The full story is that the student whom the laptop is assigned to had headphones plugged in and managed to smack the plug, smashing the headphone socket to bits and cracking the case. As you can see, it's an expensive repair just so he can use his headphones again!
I'll take the figure to the keeper of the purse (these laptops aren't funded from the main IT budget) and be back to you shortly by PM. Cheers!
4th February 2009, 04:15 PM #12
cant see anything about motherboard plastics in the above post by Mandy
Originally Posted by AngryTechnician
4th February 2009, 04:19 PM #13
Would be the bottom plastic I presume?
+ Base without memory Cover
4th February 2009, 04:20 PM #14
arh gotcha oh well! cant win them all lol
4th February 2009, 04:22 PM #15
nudge, email, cough, erumph!!!
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