Is this laptop damaged? (Pictures provided)

Joe_Kano

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Hello there,

I recently picked up a bargain purchase for a Lenovo laptop.

I was evaluating the product and everything seemed somewhat okay (I was concerned about the battery and HDD) until I found this:









What you're seeing is photos of the area where the battery is inserted.

As can clearly be seen, there is a "gap" between the plastic casing, which exposes the circuit board stored within.

Also, the battery doesn't quite fit in properly, without a little force and it also doesn't lock properly (it seems a bit unstable).

My gut assumption is that this laptop has taken a heavy fall once or more.

Can anyone provide feedback/assistance?
 

Joe_Kano

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Definitely not a dumb question :)

It does turn on and after running some hardware diagnostics, only the HDD is throwing a couple of errors.

That being said, it doesn't "feel" like its running 100%.

The exposed circuitry has given me a cause for concern, as I'd never expect a manufacturer to build something like this.
 
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