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Old 06-23-2016, 08:36 AM   #1
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As this should be obvious, but I always have a soft spot in my heart for people. But either way, I just wanted to post that the HP Pavilion DV7 Beats Edition is a terribly made laptop. The Motherboard and screen are literally built in to one another, I have never seen this before. I was told the laptop worked, but the LCD did not display. After turning it on, I found out that the hard drive was stuck on splash screen, and did ONLY display splash screen via HDMI. Which was extremely odd. But basically, the backlight was extremely dim. I am posting a photo, of what the cpu cooler looked like when I took it apart. This was a 30 dollar learning lesson, LOL! Figured some other computer guys might enjoy reading this as well..

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I seriously could not believe it still ran, and that it didn't catch fire..
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You got that laptop for 30 dollars?
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Old 06-27-2016, 11:14 AM   #3
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Yeah, but the motherboard is permanently attached to the screen. So it's almost all scrap, hard drive was no good either.
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Doesn't showing the splash screen mean the HD is working? Is that the OS splash screen?
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I have bought (and sold) lots of stuff from Craigslist, never had an issue. Didn't you check out the laptop before you bought it? What did you expect from a $30 laptop?
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What do you mean the screen is attached to the motherboard? I've only ever seen them with a ribbon cable connecting them. Can you show us a picture of that?
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Yeah but how old, and how many used up was the laptop?
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...and how many used up was the laptop?
Is this a correct English sentence?

I'm serious, English is not my mama tongue.
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Is this a correct English sentence?

I'm serious, English is not my mama tongue.
No, quite far from a correct English sentence. It make no sense at all.
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No, quite far from a correct English sentence. It make no sense at all.
I think he meant either how many previous owners it had or how beet and consumed it was.
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