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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    What did you get/what did you think you were getting? :moon:

    This is why eBay is bad :sadnod:

    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    Paid with paypal?
    aye with paypal, they've already agreed to me sending it back.
    im going to take some photos of it and then post it in the morning.

    twas a dell mini 9.
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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    aye with paypal, they've already agreed to me sending it back.
    im going to take some photos of it and then post it in the morning.

    twas a dell mini 9.
    At least they're not being stroppy about it. :yy:

    I had a Mini 9 once. Or a Mini 10. Can't remember.
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    What do manufacturers (HP specifically) need to take with them, when they take a laptop in for repair? Is it just the laptop, or laptop + power cable, or laptop + case, or the entire box-load of accessories?
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    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1605339

    Help please :ta:
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    This confuses me: "I no longer want to format or re-install and I don't need to access any files"

    I would say take the hard drive out from the laptop, and connect it to a desktop to format, then reinstall the OS but I recall you have an All-in-one PC.

    You can use an external hard drive caddy however, but clarify what you mean above first. If you don't need to access files, why not format?
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    This confuses me: "I no longer want to format or re-install and I don't need to access any files"

    I would say take the hard drive out from the laptop, and connect it to a desktop to format, then reinstall the OS but I recall you have an All-in-one PC.

    You can use an external hard drive caddy however, but clarify what you mean above first. If you don't need to access files, why not format?
    I don't want to format because it's going in for service tomorrow, and it seems it'll be easier for HP if they have Windows running with all of their HP diagnostic tools and rubbish like that.

    External hdd caddy.. no idea how to do any of that and I don't have one.
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    I don't want to format because it's going in for service tomorrow, and it seems it'll be easier for HP if they have Windows running with all of their HP diagnostic tools and rubbish like that.

    External hdd caddy.. no idea how to do any of that and I don't have one.
    The HP tools are in D: and E: - you can just format C: itself.
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    The HP tools are in D: and E: - you can just format C: itself.
    Okay, I thought that too, but won't they still need a working Windows installation?
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    Okay, I thought that too, but won't they still need a working Windows installation?
    Re-install after the format.
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Re-install after the format.
    Well duh Don't know if I have a W7 disk here
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    Well duh Don't know if I have a W7 disk here
    Burn one from MSDNAA - you have that right? :nooo:
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    Well duh Don't know if I have a W7 disk here
    http://techpp.com/2009/11/11/downloa...ownload-links/ http://www.mydigitallife.info/2010/0...ownload-links/
    No keys, so legal...I think.

    I assume you have your key to hand.

    3GB files. Problem?
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Burn one from MSDNAA - you have that right? :nooo:
    Yes I have MSDNAA. I suppose this is a possibility... but something easier would be better :dry:
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    (Original post by Chrosson)
    http://techpp.com/2009/11/11/downloa...ownload-links/
    No keys, so legal...I think.

    I assume you have your key to hand.

    3GB files. Problem?
    Same idea as MSDNAA. Thanks, yeah, I'll probably have to do this if I can't find a disk. I only have until tomorrow morning though.

    and yeah the product key is on the back of my laptop.
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    Tbh, I wouldn't bother fixing it, let them do it - they're fixing the laptop for you.
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Tbh, I wouldn't bother fixing it, let them do it - they're fixing the laptop for you.
    That's the thing though. I can see it happening... because it's broken even more since when I reported it, all they'll do is fix the booting problem and send it back to me, completely ignoring the problem I actually had in the first place, and seeing as my warranty will be expired, they won't do anything about it
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    That's the thing though. I can see it happening... because it's broken even more since when I reported it, all they'll do is fix the booting problem and send it back to me, completely ignoring the problem I actually had in the first place, and seeing as my warranty will be expired, they won't do anything about it
    What else is wrong?
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    What else is wrong?
    Told you, overheating issue and the screen keeps screwing up. I wouldn't return a laptop to fix a software problem, I can do that myself :p: (it just takes time :sigh:)
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    Told you, overheating issue and the screen keeps screwing up. I wouldn't return a laptop to fix a software problem, I can do that myself :p: (it just takes time :sigh:)
    So... these problems happened after the boot problem? I get the impression you haven't reported these problems to HP?
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    So... these problems happened after the boot problem? I get the impression you haven't reported these problems to HP?
    These problems (the OS screwing up) happened last night.
 
 
 
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