Where do laptops go when they die?
My Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV600 has been a very good laptop. Sure, the sucker weighs that of a small child but it was the king of kings in 2006. Now, in the year 2012, my laptop is starting to fail bit by bit. The screen will not come back on if the laptop goes into hibernate mode and I am forced to do a hard reboot to reactivate the screen. I don’t have any viruses so I’m chalking it up to another fryed(ing) motherboard – yes, I’ve burned through one about two years back. To top it all off, now random keys on my laptop keyboard just won’t work. I’ve tried cleaning, defragmenting, disk repair and other various “have you turned it on” solutions but to no avail. I was thinking of restoring it to factory settings and if that didn’t work I would take it to a repair shop. My question is – do you think a 2006 laptop is worth repairing if the cost is over $200 or should I send the ol’e boy to pasture? Any advice or tips would be most appreciated!