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Hi I have an HP All-in-one computer (model number 20-c226d). Unfortunately, the screen broke. The HP service centre said replacing the screen would cost 7,000 baht (more than the value of the computer) and take TWO MONTHS! It's a great computer but... Any ideas on where I might get it repaired at a reasonable price? Be happy to receive contact details by PM.

 

John

 

PS tried to add this to the technology section but it's grayed out.

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It may help if you said where you were?

If that is the 19.5 inch screen then it is going to be expensive.

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Wrong forum, MOVED to IT

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The advice is always, never to buy an AIO PC. This is one of the reasons often quoted. That you may have to scrap the whole thing when there is a problem or pay through the nose to have it fixed.

 

You can of course source the (crappy) panel yourself for around US$100 and have it fitted for you.

 

In addition, it is likely in need of an SSD.

 

 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, Eindhoven said:

The advice is always, never to buy an AIO PC. This is one of the reasons often quoted. That you may have to scrap the whole thing when there is a problem or pay through the nose to have it fixed.

 

You can of course source the (crappy) panel yourself for around US$100 and have it fitted for you.

 

In addition, it is likely in need of an SSD.

 

 

 

 

I couldn't disagree more.

I've done tower PC's and laptops many times.

My current AIO Lenovo is the best computer I've ever had.

Almost zero problems for years now.

Of course it helps that Windows is much better than it used to be.

If it crapped out today, I would go out and buy another one.

 

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26 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

I couldn't disagree more.

I've done tower PC's and laptops many times.

My current AIO Lenovo is the best computer I've ever had.

Almost zero problems for years now.

Of course it helps that Windows is much better than it used to be.

If it crapped out today, I would go out and buy another one.

 

 

Who should care if you disagree? You are ONE owner of ONE AIO PC. Whereas I have had MANY instances of people having issues when one component fails. Does it even have a solid state drive fitted? Can you upgrade the RAM yourself if need be?

Perhaps you can tell your story to the OP. He can rush out to buy another.

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36 minutes ago, Eindhoven said:

 

Who should care if you disagree? You are ONE owner of ONE AIO PC. Whereas I have had MANY instances of people having issues when one component fails. Does it even have a solid state drive fitted? Can you upgrade the RAM yourself if need be?

Perhaps you can tell your story to the OP. He can rush out to buy another.

I agree my experience is anecdotal. But for my buying decisions, that's more than good enough for me. 

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how do you know the screen broke?

you never really outlined 'broke' as in broken screen or just not displaying

 

and in the latter you need to use the hdmi and hook up a monitor or projector to see if your pc is running.

 

if its broke as in dropped it booted it the wife threw something missed me hit the computer .. 

 

is it the screen is it the inverter

is it the onboard graphics

 

 

the HDMI  is an out so monitor projector or your flat panel tv

hope windows does an auto detect and displays

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1 hour ago, Jingthing said:
1 hour ago, Eindhoven said:

Who should care if you disagree? You are ONE owner of ONE AIO PC. Whereas I have had MANY instances of people having issues when one component fails. Does it even have a solid state drive fitted? Can you upgrade the RAM yourself if need be?

Perhaps you can tell your story to the OP. He can rush out to buy another.

I agree my experience is anecdotal. But for my buying decisions, that's more than good enough for me. 

 

For me , an AIO it is a desktop computer without the case and expandable as a laptop.

It's comparing apples with pears.

 

Owning an HP AIO ( c021l ) which is almost the same one as the OP has.

Very fine aio-computer, not a beast.

 

For playing around with heavy video rendering, gaming, server, extra harddrives or extra memory I have another computers in home for that.

 

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3 hours ago, lopburi3 said:

Another using Lenovo (B310 from 2011).  Computer very well built and longest lasting I have owned (since Commodore 64 days) - yes RAM can be replaced but have had no need to do so and using SSD

 

Yes, I know. I helped you with it. 

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Now it's open again take it along to Fortune Town (outside Rama IX MRT), there are a number of places doing PC repairs.

 

Further out but better would be Zeer Rangsit but you'll probably need a vehicle.

 

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8 hours ago, Eindhoven said:

 

Yes, I know. I helped you with it. 

Yes you did and we thank you - once SSD updated all has been well and appears the AIO will never die.  At least Kingston did provide a fix for that SSD system lockup issue - but not sure how many were aware of it.  But as far as all in one units believe there is a place for them as a lot less klutzy than full size units/wires/monitor in a non tech home and larger viewing area than a laptop so comfortable to watch video or operate computer, even for those of us with less than 20/20 - and at current prices they are almost throw away/hand me down for many if a failure.

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