Hey computer guys - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-10-2011, 02:58 AM   #11
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
espee1989's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New York City
Posts: 394
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
espee1989 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SignOfZeta View Post
I've never met a PC touchpad that I've really liked. Still, most touchpads are built into the top case, which usually isn't too difficult to swap if you have tiny screwdrivers.
Emphasis on PC touchpads. Its pretty easy to replace the touchpads on Macbooks.
espee1989 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2011, 03:25 AM   #12
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
xtremerevolution's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Lenox, IL
Posts: 2,478
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
xtremerevolution is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by espee1989 View Post
Emphasis on PC touchpads. Its pretty easy to replace the touchpads on Macbooks.
More often than not, that'* not the case. It takes me half the time to replace the touchpad on a HP DV4000 than it does on a MacBook Pro.

I refurbish laptops as a side business. You know what'* great about this business? I can charge double for labor on a Mac than on a Windows based laptop. I replace normal laptop motherboards for $75. I won't even touch a MacBook for under $75. I charged a guy $100 to replace his screen bezel, and he was ecstatic at how cheap I did it for him compared to what he was quoted at the Apple store. Took me about 30 minutes to do the job.

That being said, search ebay for a new touchpad. That will be your best bet. Laptopaid is one seller that will come up a lot, and I would very highly recommend them.
xtremerevolution is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2011, 03:28 AM   #13
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
espee1989's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New York City
Posts: 394
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
espee1989 is on a distinguished road
Default

Hmm, I've read the pros are a biatch to work on, but the old macbooks were easy. I had to take mine apart to change the fan. Wasn't too bad, that and parts are easy to find, since they dont come out with revised models every month like pc makers.
espee1989 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2011, 03:30 AM   #14
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
xtremerevolution's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Lenox, IL
Posts: 2,478
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
xtremerevolution is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by espee1989 View Post
Hmm, I've read the pros are a biatch to work on, but the old macbooks were easy. I had to take mine apart to change the fan. Wasn't too bad, that and parts are easy to find, since they dont come out with revised models every month like pc makers.
Ah, that could very well be true. I haven't worked on the older ones. I have worked on at least a dozen MacBook Pro laptops and they definitely are a huge biatch to work on. Its stupid how careful you have to be when replacing the screens on those because of how easily the bezel breaks. That Bezel is very weak aluminum and bends and cracks very easily, and to make matters worse, the screen is taped to it with double sided tape all the way around. I had one guy drop his and break the bezel, and I found one luckily on ebay. The guy said bid as high as you need to in order to buy it. The bid went to $151, for just a screen bezel! I get DV4000 screen bezels for $15.
xtremerevolution is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2011, 03:40 AM   #15
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
SignOfZeta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Milford, CT
Posts: 2,284
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
SignOfZeta has a spectacular aura aboutSignOfZeta has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xtremerevolution View Post
I have worked on at least a dozen MacBook Pro laptops and they definitely are a huge biatch to work on. Its stupid how careful you have to be when replacing the screens on those because of how easily the bezel breaks.
I took apart a old-style MBP screen once for a panel swap. Cursed the whole way, but somehow made it in and out without collateral damage.

The secret, unfortunately, is patience. And preferably one of those Apple black nylon pry tools, although I use a flathead screwdriver wrapped in duct tape and it doesn't chew up too much.
SignOfZeta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2011, 12:41 PM   #16
Administratus Emeritus
Certified Car Nut
 
GXP Venom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Purgatory, Pennsylvania
Posts: 16,538
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
GXP Venom is on a distinguished road
Default

I have no patience for those things, or the fingers of far east technician. Wireless mouse is a whole lot less headache. I have a similar maintenance problem with my camera. Took it out 3 days icefishing in the upper30'*/40. Very humid conditions and I got a dried watermark on an inner lens to my standard one. (It'* the standard Canon lens for Rebels and a known issue) I found a "blowup" diagram for it and I'm thinking I out to just go by another for the price and keep the other for hunting/fishing situations. It'* a small mark on photos I can edit out.
GXP Venom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2011, 01:06 PM   #17
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
espee1989's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New York City
Posts: 394
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
espee1989 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SignOfZeta View Post
I took apart a old-style MBP screen once for a panel swap. Cursed the whole way, but somehow made it in and out without collateral damage.

The secret, unfortunately, is patience. And preferably one of those Apple black nylon pry tools, although I use a flathead screwdriver wrapped in duct tape and it doesn't chew up too much.
Yes, give yourself plenty of time to work through these repairs.
espee1989 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
95 Computer Prob., Will this work without new computer loud95sse Everything Electrical & Electronic 2 10-25-2007 02:58 PM
Computer guys, HELP!!! (please?) Darrel Lounge 4 03-15-2007 09:47 PM
computer guys L27Buick Lounge 11 12-27-2006 11:40 PM
HEY HEY HEY....look at what I found....SHOULD I BUY IT??? Hans 1987-1991 19 03-28-2005 09:45 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:35 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.