So, just over a year ago, I took my GF out around the shops to get a spankers new laptop. Bearing in mind she's in architecture and runs heavy-load programs and works on large drawings, we needed a decent spec machine with a decent size screen etc.
So, without further ado, a HP Pavillion 9500 was purchase at a smidge over £1000. It's a gorgeous machine, very fast, massively sexy and has all the toys you could want. In short, it's a lot of machine for little money.
Now we're here, just over a year on and the screen has gone. But wait, is it the screen? No. On further investigation, i've discovered it's the GFX card.. which is integrated. It's a NVidia 8600GTS so not a cheap thing
HP can't touch it because it wasn't bought from them - PC World (what was i thinking, will I ever learn) wont touch it because it's out of warranty (understandable to a degree). They'll take it and have it repaired at a charge.. but it's how far I want to bend over.
So, question. Anyone know a place to get replacement laptop motherboards at a decent price?