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    My laptop has just had it's motherboard charging unit fail. I'm therefore coming to Uni with a 3.2GHz P4 with 3GB RAM, which I would be using temporarily.

    Ideally, however, I would like a more powerful machine than that in the long term, becasue I'm likely to be bottlenecked by both the CPU and GPU when compiling any pieces of software I develop as a Computer Science student, and XP is coming up to it's 10th birthday.

    Is there a computer shop in Lancaster that accepts the Purplecard/NUS Extra card and sells individual parts for a build I'm looking to do if the laptop isn't fixed?
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    (Original post by Tathrim)
    Is there a computer shop in Lancaster that accepts the Purplecard/NUS Extra card and sells individual parts for a build I'm looking to do if the laptop isn't fixed?
    Well you are likely to get stuff cheaper off the net buying from Scan/Overclockers/Ebuyer than a bricks and mortar shop (and I reckon you won't find one that'll take a student card anyway).
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    (Original post by ReddDraggon)
    Well you are likely to get stuff cheaper off the net buying from Scan/Overclockers/Ebuyer than a bricks and mortar shop (and I reckon you won't find one that'll take a student card anyway).
    yeah, suppose you're right, thanks for the help anyway.
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    Try Black Box in Skerton.
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    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/s/find...l?iStoreId=736
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    (Original post by Darrell90)
    Try Black Box in Skerton.
    black box is *****. best off buying online, cheaper than using nus in store
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    (Original post by Tathrim)
    My laptop has just had it's motherboard charging unit fail. I'm therefore coming to Uni with a 3.2GHz P4 with 3GB RAM, which I would be using temporarily.

    Ideally, however, I would like a more powerful machine than that in the long term, becasue I'm likely to be bottlenecked by both the CPU and GPU when compiling any pieces of software I develop as a Computer Science student, and XP is coming up to it's 10th birthday.

    Is there a computer shop in Lancaster that accepts the Purplecard/NUS Extra card and sells individual parts for a build I'm looking to do if the laptop isn't fixed?
    How old is your laptop? If it's the charging pin that's broken on your mobo, you can get a new pin for ~£3-5 on ebay and solder it yourself (if you're any good at that sorta stuff)

    If the whole mobo has gone they are ~£100 to £150

    unless you are after a new pc anyway i'd go with online. its the best option
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    if you want a new machine, the net is the best pace to find one. at least 20% cheaper most of the time..
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    (Original post by Curtisjk)
    How old is your laptop? If it's the charging pin that's broken on your mobo, you can get a new pin for ~£3-5 on ebay and solder it yourself (if you're any good at that sorta stuff)

    If the whole mobo has gone they are ~£100 to £150

    unless you are after a new pc anyway i'd go with online. its the best option
    the motherboard was replaced 2 months ago, and failed this week, so the vendor is looking that the motherboard to see if they can repair it. if not, it's a refund.
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    There is a PC World in town that could be a good bet, there is also a PC shop on-campus, I know they sell spare parts etc ... But I'm not sure if they offer a PC repair service. Also, ISS have a free workshop as well, but that is usually for software/virus problems and I don't think you'd qualify for that.
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    (Original post by michaelbenson)
    There is a PC World in town that could be a good bet, there is also a PC shop on-campus, I know they sell spare parts etc ... But I'm not sure if they offer a PC repair service. Also, ISS have a free workshop as well, but that is usually for software/virus problems and I don't think you'd qualify for that.
    The repair isn't a problem at all, the laptop is being repaired by pcspecialist.

    I don't like PC World that much. Not sure why, just had bad experiences with them.

    It seems likely that I'm gonna buy online when the laptop dies (if it comes back to me).
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    I hate PC world, the service is terrible and the staff are useless.

    I also find that local computer shops can't compete in any way with places such as Scan/Ebuyer.
    Even with a discount you would be better off buying stuff online.
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    Buy online :-)
    And please don't go to PC world! lol
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    I bought my laptop from Currys (same as pc world) BUT only after lots of research online.

    Find what you want and try to find it cheaper online it just so happens that my laptop actually was cheaper at currys.
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    Some people have good experiences, some have bad. My experience of PC World is pretty good - when my old laptop broke within the first few months they happily gave me a new and improved laptop as a replacement which has turned out to be fine!
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    I'm sticking with ReddDraggon; "Scan/Overclockers/Ebuyer".
 
 
 
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