my dell story:
i bought a laptop for school becuase of my bad handwriting to keep all my files in one place, it lasted allmost one year to the day, phoned up dell tech support and told them about the problem, discribed the problem with the laptop, they told me that the motherboard was broken, they had to talk to parts supply for a cost of a new one because (best bit) IT WAS GENERAL WARE AND TARE and was not covered by warranty, so can someone tell me how something that needs a new motherboard be classed as general ware and tare!!!
Origional latptop price ?350
Replacement Motherboard cost ?350!
shove reparing the laptop, buy a new one!