b) get my old one fix $70 to diagnose and $100+ if thing get ugly
Now I was thinking if it cost me around $100-$300 to fix it wouldn't it be less work and time to just buy a new one? I am going to staple and they charge $70 just to see what wrong and it can go up. However my laptop is in great shape but the sound does not work (trust me it is not easy to fix since my cousin a pro and he couldn't even fix it).
It's probably better to get a new one if you can afford it.
Mine is sorta crapping out on me, but I don't really have money to spare to get a new one, but I would in a heartbeat if I could.
I don't really trust those computer techs at Best Buy, Staples, etc.
Either they hose you in charges to fix your computer or try to convince you to buy a new one anyways.
Firstly look up some stuff on google or whatever and see if you can fix it yourself. You will have to have patience..
I just got my laptop back from the store over here and i thought i was going to have to pay 200 dollars for something they ruined. Before i had it sent to the store it would power up but the screen was green. So they replaced the screen and now the laptop woun't even turn on so i am guaranteed they did something to it because they didn't make me pay for anything. So when my brother comes back in town for christmas i will be getting him to fix it.
I'm just saying make sure you know the what is wrong and see if you can fix it yourself instead of spending money on it. I'd be glad to help if i knew what was wrong with it first. I will be going to college for a computer tech class and a photographer class later on so i can learn about all of this like my brother knows.
Edit: If the sound doesn't work that can be fixed easily as i fixed my dads computer drive.
Lookup sound not working on laptop on google i guarantee they can help you better than getting Staples to fix it.
If the problem is something you can't fix yourself I say get a new one
cause from experience once you get 1 problem fixed it is only a few weeks till another problem comes up or the same problem comes back again
Honestly if it's going to save you what $300-$400 I'd just fix it. Not a lot of people have several hundred dollars spare cash sitting around nor do they want to throw themselves in debt for something they don't necessarily need.