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buying a new laptop 1 week 5 hours ago #3294182

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Is trade in a good idea, because isn't passing on your old HD a bit of a worry?

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buying a new laptop 1 week 4 hours ago #3294217

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depends how paranoid you are!

Seriously though, there are cleaners that can be used (google to find them) if you want to pass your machine onto someone else but it's not a thing we've ever done with any of our machines. We opt for the hammer and 6" nail approach, followed by a dose of oven cleaner spray inside the gubbins, then bin it.
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buying a new laptop 6 days 8 hours ago #3294887

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Next stop the shops, probably Currys/PC World, somewhere like that. I would like to do a deal locally in our little town, downstairs in the market, but I know he'll stiff me, sorry to say.

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then why do it that way?

My laptop is a Dell (other makes are available) and I ordered it from them, online, 2 years ago. I was able to go through all its component bits and make choices with some of them - either take the basic, as stated, or upgrade a part for an additional fee (as an example swap the HDD for SSD).

Why not go down that route to get your machine more tailor-made to your preferred spec?

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buying a new laptop 5 days 18 hours ago #3295262

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Fanny wrote: Seriously though, there are cleaners that can be used (google to find them) if you want to pass your machine onto someone else but it's not a thing we've ever done with any of our machines. We opt for the hammer and 6" nail approach, followed by a dose of oven cleaner spray inside the gubbins, then bin it.


I think using a software tool to overwrite a working disk is a lot less hassle than physically beating it up. Plus, if the disk remains in working order, it can be sold on or used in a caddy as an external HDD. No waste.

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buying a new laptop 5 days 5 hours ago #3295568

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Spent time looking for a new laptop yesterday and found one and it wasnt good enough so im going to look through the refurbished ones, hey ho

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wasn't good enough in what way? And what's 'wrong' with your old one - couldn't it be brought up to snuff/ (depends on its shortcomings, of course).

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Frankie wrote: Spent time looking for a new laptop yesterday and found one and it wasnt good enough so im going to look through the refurbished ones, hey ho


The last two Dell laptops I have purchased have been through the Dell Outlet - Dell factory refurbished laptops with a full Dell warranty. In both cases, I would not know that they weren't brand new, they were perfect. And a fair bit cheaper, too.
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Fanny wrote: wasn't good enough in what way? And what's 'wrong' with your old one - couldn't it be brought up to snuff/ (depends on its shortcomings, of course).


Occasional connection problems are about all and I've got it just as I want it so unless there's something out there that's amazing Ill probably keep it, now I've thought about it. oh yes, it's heavy compared to lightweight lappies.

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Frankie wrote: can i get one without having to use passwords.

Yep >> Semi Portable model loaded with WIN95 >>
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