So I've got a dilemma with an Acer Aspire AS7736Z 17.3" refurbished laptop I bought from Tiger Direct last year. The motherboard crashed and my only option for repair is to order a used one from ebay from a seller in HK for about $193 shipped. Then after that I'd still need to pay someone to take out the old motherboard and install the new one. If it turns out the motherboard is faulty or incompatible, I have 7 days to return it and get hit with a 20% restocking fee (that's if it's found the motherboard is faulty!) and pay shipping back to HK. plus i lose the initial shipping costs I paid.
So now I'm wondering if I can just have the laptop disassembled and sell the laptop off in pieces to get back some of the cash I have invested. What is salvageable if I take this route? From the research I've done in looking for the motherboard online, it seems like I could potentially sell:
1. LCD Screen
2. motherboard base
5. AC Adapter/power cord
Maybe I could sell the hard drive, CD/DVD drive and other small parts, but I'm not sure if it'd be worth the effort.
I've never had to sell a broken laptop before, so if anyone knows what I might be able to sell off, please let me know. TIA!!!
Pretty much everything, keyboard, wireless card, lcd, hinges, case, cables, mem, cpu,speakers, etc. But it would be easier to sell it whole for parts or repair (But not as profitable). search ebay for your model to see prices of components
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