__/ [Juan Hunglow] on Saturday 19 November 2005 09:39 \__
> "Grey" <grahame9@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>I have a 18 month old Novatech Performa laptop and I have a "bright" patch
>> in the middle of the 15" screen. Does anyone know who actually makes them
>> and have an idea how much to replace the screen?
> my daughters Novatech Soprano required a battery so I phoned Nova and they
> told me the manufacturers name............then sourced a battery at half
> the cost.
I once looked at $500 for a replacement screen on a Compaq ("12 diagonal-
ly, back in 2001/2). It was particularly annoying as the sole faulty ele-
ment was the power wire which needed replacing. It only came with the en-
tire display unit. The technicians would of course make no exceptions un-
less another dead unit laid about. They could also use the money that
would be charged for an larger new component, so wanted about $200 for
component 'recycling' IIRC.
With RSS components I managed to compose together some replacement wires
and housings. So, if I were you, I would find out if there is a simpler
way to address the problem rather than graft the entire display unit and
replace it. This can be expensive if you include labour and shipping (un-
less it's under warrantee of course).
Roy S. Schestowitz
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