Billerica, Mass. (PRWEB) August 19, 2009
Computer repair company MicroReplay, and CEO Joe Kouyoumjian, described ten common (or not-so-common) scenarios which can cause a laptop computer to need repair. The causes, ranging from amusing to outrageous, were based on real examples of laptop computers sent to MicroReplay for repairs within the last 12 months. Kouyoumjian also included estimated cost of repairs for each type of laptop disaster.
10 Most Notable Causes of a Broken Laptop Computer:
#10: Sorry Honey I Punched The Laptop:
"Striking a your laptop computer with a closed fist, even while closed, will jostle the logic board and stop the computer," said MicroReplay's CEO Joe Kouyoumjian. Estimated repair cost: $1,000.
#9: Facebook Freak-out:
A teenage girl discovers a picture of her boyfriend kissing another girl becomes outraged and flings her MacBook off the desk, sending it crashing onto the hardwood floor. Estimated repair cost: $475.
#8: Cockpit Crusher:
The pilot of a commerical Airbus A320 moves his seat forward while the laptop is on the floor, crushing the case and breaking the logic board. Estimated repair cost: $800.
"Full disclosure: Numbers 10 through eight are very rare, less than 1% of all laptop computer repairs that we see," said Kouyoumjian.
#7: Temper Toss (a subset of the "Facebook freakout"):
Hurled objects can easily break a laptop's screen. "If you receive bad news on your Blackberry, resist the temptation to throw near your open Apple MacBook Air," Kouyoumjian suggests. Estimated repair cost: $500
#6: Vomit Comet
"If you puke on your laptop, don't even tell the laptop computer repair company what the liquid is," notes Kouyoumjian. "If we know it's bodily fluid, we don't want it." Estimated repair cost: Fix it yourself, please.
#5: Passing out drunk on your Dell laptop
Your sleeping bodyweight can bend the case, and may also ruin the screen. Estimated repair cost: $325 - $500
#4: MacBook laptop as foot stool, or scale.
No Laptop computer is designed to support your weight, so stepping on your laptop will almost certainly break it. Repair cost: Depends on how much you weigh...
#3: Ear-buds As Laptop or Notebook computer Terrorist:
"Closing your laptop with your ear-buds inside will crack the screen," according to Kouyoumjian. "This kind of laptop computer repair is growing with alarming speed. It seems we love our ear buds, yet forget that they are not made of cushy foam. We see a lot of cracked screens as a result." Estimated repair cost: $440
#2: Your five year-old discovers gravity!
Any time you drop your laptop from more than 2 feet, it can shake loose a chip or board, and break the machine. Estimated repair cost: ($300)
#1: Starbucks Hates Your Keyboard!
"Liquid spills on a laptop's keyboard short them out every time," says Joe Kouyoumjian. "Maybe it's the caffeine that makes us jittery, but so many laptops are killed by coffee there should be a warning on the paper cup." Estiamted repair cost: $350 to $500, depending on the amount of time the computer was left running after the spill.
MicroReplay provides complete mail-in laptop computer repair services for Apple and other laptop computers, including bona fide component-level repair of damaged and failed logic/circuit boards, difficult-to-fix liquid spills, tough abuse cases such as dropped/immersed systems, and cracked or broken screens (http://www.microreplay.com/logicboardrepair.php ). MicroReplay offers industry-leading service, using knowledge developed from over 24 years of experience in the industry (http://www.microreplay.com/aboutus.php ). Using the highest quality parts, highly skilled technicians, and the latest testing and repair equipment, MicroReplay diagnoses and repairs even the most difficult laptop problems, including those which others have said cannot be fixed. The company serves all types of customers, from individuals, to large companies, to schools and institutions of all sizes. MicroReplay is located in Billerica, Massachusetts.
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