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Old August 23, 2013, 05:18 PM
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i happened upon above laptop from a friend and the only thing wrong is several horizontal lines across the screen. Is it worth sending to asus to get repaired? other than that theres nothing a good air dusting and re-application of TIM wont take care of. I googled screens for this lappy and came up with a price of $90-120, im not buying it off the net, i would rather get it done by asus and done right.

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Old August 23, 2013, 06:12 PM
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Unless its under warranty which you didn't mention Asus won't touch it.

Buy the screen and do it yourself.. not hard by any means to do.
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Old August 23, 2013, 07:17 PM
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Asus' G series is notorious for video card issues. Are you 100% sure that the horizontal lines are the LCD panel? Hook it up to en external display and see if the lines persist before you go looking for a replacement panel.
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Old September 5, 2013, 10:16 AM
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Most of the Asus G7x series had 2 year warranty (although I think it's one year accidental damage coverage.) It might still be under warranty and even if it's not it's worthwhile to get it done considering what they were being sold for.

I personally think threshold for PC hardware repair is 20% of original cost if over 1000 dollars. So if you are spending less than 300 dollars on this unit, it's definitely worth while if more then I would say pass on the deal.
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OP hasn't said anything about the unit being damaged physically, if the warranty period hasn't expired, it should be covered, unless of course, the laptop's been dropped/damaged/etc
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Old September 13, 2013, 12:36 AM
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sorry for not replying >_< the lappy is 2nd hand i have no box or warranty bill. The laptop has been hooked up to my HDTV and no lines show whatsoever. I'm paying $200 for the laptop so i think its worth it to get screen replaced. I was going to take it to Canada Computers and get a diagnostic done it to see what the screen would cost from Asus as opposed to ordering from some random E store.

Also, i had a live chat with Asus and they said the would repair it regardless, i would have to pay cash though. I really just want CC to do a diag. and a cleaning (repaste GPU and CPU) and go from there with an estimate on a new screen.
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sorry for not replying >_< the lappy is 2nd hand i have no box or warranty bill. The laptop has been hooked up to my HDTV and no lines show whatsoever. I'm paying $200 for the laptop so i think its worth it to get screen replaced. I was going to take it to Canada Computers and get a diagnostic done it to see what the screen would cost from Asus as opposed to ordering from some random E store.

Also, i had a live chat with Asus and they said the would repair it regardless, i would have to pay cash though. I really just want CC to do a diag. and a cleaning (repaste GPU and CPU) and go from there with an estimate on a new screen.
The lines are most likely caused by a bad ribbon cable. Cost to repair is about $80.00 with labour. Our coddled N61VG did the same thing. Let someone with experience play with it, or its gonna cost you way more. I know from experience :(

Never gonna buy another ASUS anything again.
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