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#817699 - 19th Aug 2013 8:33pm New Laptop Hard Drive
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Just been told the hard drive needs replacing on my sons laptop. How much is a reasonable price to pay?

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#817729 - 19th Aug 2013 9:06pm Re: New Laptop Hard Drive [Re: julie253]
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What sort of size does he need?

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#817806 - 20th Aug 2013 9:45am Re: New Laptop Hard Drive [Re: julie253]
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Hi Turnip - I have no idea. Its a pretty good laptop with Blu-Ray and he watches films etc - I have no idea about computers hence my silly response! lol!

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#817837 - 20th Aug 2013 1:05pm Re: New Laptop Hard Drive [Re: julie253]
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If buying new, 60 for hdd. 30 for installation and 40-50 if you want installation with windows installing and all his old files and folders copied over.

This is from a company perspective and I'm sure a friend could do it all a lot cheaper.... (I'm not a company by the way)

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#817859 - 20th Aug 2013 1:41pm Re: New Laptop Hard Drive [Re: julie253]
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Thanks very much. I have been quoted 120 but they have asked if he wants files saving but haven't said about windows etc so I think I need to ask the question.

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#817871 - 20th Aug 2013 1:59pm Re: New Laptop Hard Drive [Re: julie253]
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Just check to see how much of an install they do. Some places just run the Windows disc, install the drivers and leave you with several hours of updates to download and install at home.

If the old drive is still working but is either too small or has bad sectors then copying across his "My Documents" folder with pictures and files in it is fairly straightforward.

Installing drivers for printers or scanners that you have at home is usually your job, as the shop won't know what you have.

TheComputerLab is about right, 60 for the drive should get you a decent capacity one plus 40 for the install plus all the updates, drivers and copying pictures etc from a working drive.

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#817894 - 20th Aug 2013 2:28pm Re: New Laptop Hard Drive [Re: julie253]
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Thanks Dr. I don't think he has much on it to be honest, he mainly watches films etc. Think he will need it now though for sixth form.

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#817915 - 20th Aug 2013 3:46pm Re: New Laptop Hard Drive [Re: julie253]
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What was the reason given for it needing to be replaced ?
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#817927 - 20th Aug 2013 4:41pm Re: New Laptop Hard Drive [Re: Mark]
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I don't know Mark, I think it just wouldn't load up. You know I'm not computer literate lol!!!

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#818200 - 21st Aug 2013 1:28pm Re: New Laptop Hard Drive [Re: julie253]
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If its a straight swap and the original drive is mechanically sound and the OS working then it would be quicker and easier to a disc to disc clone. That would take about five minutes.

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