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Replacement screen for Inspiron 1720

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Can anyone suggest where i can get a cheap replacment screen for my inspiron 1720 - i sliped whilest carrying it (open) yesterday and banged it on the door handle which shattered the screen. I am g… Read More
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
Can anyone suggest where i can get a cheap replacment screen for my inspiron 1720 - i sliped whilest carrying it (open) yesterday and banged it on the door handle which shattered the screen.

I am gutted!

MikeT any suggestions maybe?
Hillfly Avatar
8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Eek, unlucky.

Unfortunately, laptop screens tend to be painfully expensive. You're looking at about £200+ minimum if you're buying from eBay, and that's if you can even find a replacement screen there. Dell like to keep these things to themselves, since they make absurd amounts of money out of OOW replacements. I've seen quotes upwards of £600 to replace a screen before. Plus VAT...

Me, I'd take one of two options. Either:

a) Phone up customer services, ask to buy the Accidental Damage cover for the laptop, and a few weeks later magically drop the laptop (for extra kicks, phone a few weeks later after that having dropped the laptop off a large building onto a busy road, and claim a whole new laptop)

b) Phone up to report some other issue ("Hi, um, the USB port on the left doesn't work, tried plugging all sorts of things into it, none work"), agree for a collect & return warranty, and try to blag a repair by bashing hte corner of the box to make it look like it was damaged by the couriers.

A's probably the safer option. As a C, you could always phone up and insist that you have Accidental Damage cover on the system and that the system must be wrong. You might be able to get away with that one if you speak to the Indian call centre. They're great.
banned#2
dxx

a) Phone up customer services, ask to buy the Accidental Damage cover for the laptop, and a few weeks later magically drop the laptop (for extra kicks, phone a few weeks later after that having dropped the laptop off a large building onto a busy road, and claim a whole new laptop)


LOOOOOL! Ethics out the window.

option C wont work...
#3
you not covered on house insurance? same thing happened to me about a year ago and my house insurance replaced it with a brand spanker, only had to pay £50 excess:thumbsup:
#4
ericc78uk
you not covered on house insurance? same thing happened to me about a year ago and my house insurance replaced it with a brand spanker, only had to pay £50 excess:thumbsup:


Thats what I was going to suggest:thumbsup:
#5
Yep we should be covered. Thought I'd see if it was cheaper than processing the excess. They aren't going to belive me when I call. I have already claimed for 2 damaged laptops this year!

A mirror also just fell down and smashed my 10 month old fireplace mantle too so they are getting a double claim!
#6
imranmaz
LOOOOOL! Ethics out the window.

option C wont work...


I don't know about C. Dell's Indian branch is fairly gullible. A mate of mine, f'instance, managed to get an 80GB HDD to replace his 40GB (which was actually working fine) simply by mentioning that the drive he took out said 80GB on it. The agent picked up on it, short discussion ensued with agent saying that the order said 40GB and my mate insisting that the drive said 80GB, and the agent just conceded and booked him an 80GB drive. The Dell Part BOM'er lists all the drives compatible with a system when an agent needs to look them up, so it was no trouble for him. Whether they can be duped about warranties as well, I don't know. Be good if they could be, though.

Fair point about the ethics though, although isn't the whole point of these warranties that they're meant to be scammed to oblivion? 'Cos I'm well looking forward to the Vostro 1510 I'll be buying next week. And then the 1520 that I'll be getting shortly after the 1510 is phased out and after mine suffers its third intermittent fault, and then the 1530 after etc, and the 1540, and, eeee :)
#7
As it happens , I just bought a laptop screen on Thursday from a company on ebay .They were the cheapest on there and the company hails from Ireland . I phoned them up at 3-45 on Thursday and the 15' 4" screen was delivered at 11-30 on the Friday morning . Not a bad service . All in for £99 , most screens on ebay were £119.00 plus a tenner P&P , and it was the glossy screen . I hear some folk get palmed off with the cheaper matt screen with other companys. Although mine isn't an Inspiron ,it's worth giving them a call to see if they stock your make and model .
I've been after a newer laptop for my accounts for weeks but I didn't want Vista ,most are supplied with this OS now. On Thursday morning a customer gave me an Advent 8109 [60g HDD-1GB ram] free as it had a cracked screen . By Thursday afternoon I had a new version of XP on [linking the laptop to an external monitor] and I fitted my new screen on Friday afternoon .Then unbelievibly today at work the very same customer has given me a Packard Bell EasyNote E2560 , the power socket on the motherboard has broken and can no longer be plugged into the mains or be charged .It has 2 keys missing and a crack near the hinge .I find it amazing what people throw away these days and if your handy with a screwdriver these items can be brought back to life .
Anyway the place to look is Belfast Laptop Repairs .

PM me if you want a telephone number or email address of the company . Like I say they are advertising on ebay .
banned#8
Hillfly

A mirror also just fell down and smashed my 10 month old


http://1389blog.com/pix/SmileyShocked.png
banned#9
ricko
I find it amazing what people throw away these days and if your handy with a screwdriver these items can be brought back to life.


Most definately. even machines that work perfectly fine but they want to upgrade because "Quad cores" have come out.

My friends dad wanted a Quadcore to surf the net. (he has a 2.8ghz P4 1GB Ram) I laughed and uninstalled all these rubbish addon stuff he had (yahoo and google toolbar ect) and three of the FOUR antiviruses and it ran like a dream!

could have ripped him off and kept his old machine but I have a quadcore :lol:
#10
Yes , I too wanted something faster like a dual core or even a "quad core" ,but i'm not prepared to fork out hundeds of pounds . I already have 2 laptops , 1 newish ,1 S/H but none have USB2 ports .Both these laptops I've been given have 4 USB2 ports in each . I bought a USB TV dongle ages ago and wasn't able to use it , but it work's superbly on the Advent . So ,I'm keeping my freebies , ones fixed and I just need the power connector for the Packard Bell , it's in bits waiting for me to buy the componant and solder onto the motherboard.
I bet theres loads of laptops end up on tips because of the most simple things going wrong with them .
#11
house insurance claiming it is then! aha. I did mine a couple of month back. Stuck it under my sofa because i couldn't bring myself to deal with it lol.

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