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Worth replacing the hard drive, battery and buying recovery disks?

By techchic
Jan 12, 2012
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  1. I currently have a Lenovo laptop and have had it for 2 and a half years. The battery has always been pretty bad and last about 3 minutes unplugged. The hard drive is a temperamental one from an old laptop as the original broke for no apparent reason, probably didn't help I was constantly having to rebuild it too. I know it is stupid but when I got this laptop I was young and naive and didn't realise how essential recovery disks are.
    I realise to replace all of these would be quite expensive so am wondering whether it is worth just buying a new laptop?
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    We need more information to comment.
    There are at least 7 levels of Lenovo laptop... Is this a T-series... or just what is it? model and type.
    In general, Lenovo laptops are among the most reliable...
    This is not a good time to buy hard drives, due to the market over-adjusting to the hard drive factories under water in Thailand.
    Batteries, good ones, can be found for $35 to $45
    But you can get a 90 GB SATA hard drive for $90 or less.
    Tell us the hard drive brand and size, the amount of memory installed.
    All in all, we can rebuild a decent Lenovo for $140... and that is a lot less expensive than a new laptop. But a shop would have to charge you $205 or more.
    A cheap laptop might cost you $500 to $600, but a good laptop could cost you $1200 to $1800. For long term reliability, I would want to invest at least $1000 to $1500

    Tell us more so we can best advise you.
     

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