Saturday, August 21, 2010

Busted Laptop

My girlfriend's laptop just got busted yesterday. Things with technology and machines these days are so unpredictable. One day it works just fine, the next day when you try to use it, it just gives you problems.

Her laptop was working just fine one night and the next morning it just did not want to turn on. The lights just blinked and then it went off. Just for your info, it was an Acer about 4 years old of age. A guy she knew sometime back sort of tricked her in to borrowing him her HP and he borrowing her his Acer. A HP for an Acer. Later when she tried to call him back to get her HP, he was unreachable, he even changed his handphone number.

May he and all conman die in hell.

So anyway, my girlfriend had to get her Acer fixed. So we brought it to the Acer service center in Berjaya Times Square.
acer invoice
We left the laptop there to be checked which cost her a deposit of RM50.

Further labour cost will be RM100 which will be deducted from the deposit if repairs were to be carried out.

Highpoint also known as Titik Tinggi. :D
acer invoice

See, RM50.

The following day, someone from Acer called and told me that the motherboard got fried, resulting in a total cost of repair to be RM700! @@

Guess it's time to go shopping for a new laptop.

acer invoice

Now what I don't get is this. Why is the deposit of RM50 called a deposit when it is Non-refundable?

By the way, any good recommendations for a new laptop? Cost wise from RM1000-RM2000?


MsXeRoZ Nicole said...

Aiya... I can give u the contact number of my friend who does repair check (diagnosis/troubleshooting) without a fee. Perhaps u can let me know what is the Model of acer, i help u ask how much the motherboard cost?

Anonymous said...

A non-refundable deposit... seriously. DO you expect the repair shop to spend time seeing whats wrong with your laptop for free?

Ariff Suffian  said...

Haha conned, non refundable deposit wtf!