Thursday, July 29, 2010

Where to Buy Parts for Your Computer

In response to my call for topics, one reader asked if I could point out where to start searching for laptop batteries.  So that’s what I’m doing! 

First…how can this come in handy for you?

Well, imagine that a single part breaks on your computer, and you don’t have a warranty.  In the case of the person who suggested this topic, her battery is just a useless lump that is more likely to burst into flames than power her laptop. 

Buying a new laptop (depending on if you want a quality one or not) can set you back $1000!  But replacing a battery is only around $100…depending on the model.

Maybe it’s not the battery that breaks.  Maybe it’s the hard drive.  Or the graphics card.  Replacing one single part is by far less money than replacing the whole computer!

NOTE: Seriously, though, if you’re going to replace a part and you’re not super-tech-savvy, find a techie friend to replace the part for you, especially if you have to take apart the laptop/computer.  And make sure you know the model.  You wouldn’t want to waste money on a part that’s not even for your computer!


Okay, with that over, here are just a couple websites that sell computer parts…and at reasonable prices, I might add!

    • Newegg sells tons of electronics and software!  To find batteries, just click on “PCs & Laptops”, then “Laptop Accessories”, then “Batteries/AC Adapters”.  Newegg also has a Battery Finder, to make sure you pick the right one!
    • At TigerDirect, click on “Accessories” then “Batteries".  Simple!
    • Go to “Computer and Office”, then “Accessories”, then “Batteries” on the sidebar.

Personally, my boyfriend or I would use Newegg.  They tend to have more and the reviews are usually by people who know what they’re talking about (meaning, they’re techies!).  But TigerDirect and CircuitCity both have really great deals a lot of the time.

I hope this helps!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much!!! I will see what I can find tomorrow! You're the greatest!


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