Should I repair my laptop or buy a new one?

jsiegel713

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Hello, I have a lenovo yoga 2 13 and I dropped it :( It was plugged in when i dropped it so the port in the computer is broken and I cant charge it. The yellow plastic in the laptop charging port is broken too and it is receding into the computer. How much do you think it would cost to repair? Or should i instead buy a new laptop(around $500)?
 

buzznut

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Well, laptop repair can be pricey but it may be worth $100 instead of buying a new one. If you're considering trying to fix yourself, I don't recommend that unless you've done this before.

I would look into a local repair shop before taking it to best buy or whatever.
 

sedona

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I have a 3-year-old Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG-2434G75Mibb with Core i5-2430m and GT 540m. Do you think I should send it for cleaning and re-apply the thermal paste on the CPU and graphics chip? Does the fan and thermal paste go bad after 3 years?
 

jsiegel713

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The fan, no necessarily, but you should re-apply the thermal paste.
 

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