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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a laptop with a dead SD card slot.

I contacted the manufacturer and they said that it will cost $130 while a USB dongle costs only $10

Would you fix the laptop or just buy a USB dongle?


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How old is the laptop? How much did it cost when you bought it?


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Why would you want to fix it by manufacturer? You are better off fixing it in some local shop or something.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Abdul201588 said:

How old is the laptop? How much did it cost when you bought it?

it was bought in 2014 and cost $2000


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, frozeNNN said:

Why would you want to fix it by manufacturer? You are better off fixing it in some local shop or something.

Because the manufacturer's store is the closest to the place I live compared to other local shops.


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8 minutes ago, felix920506 said:

I have a laptop with a dead SD card slot.

I contacted the manufacturer and they said that it will cost $130 while a USB dongle costs only $10

Would you fix the laptop or just buy a USB dongle?

I feel like if you seriously don't care about have a dongle then just get a dongle, plus unless you are a full-time photographer or someone who has to use the SD card slot all the time 130 bucks seriously isn't worth it, you might want to check other shops as well before making the final decision. 


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Unless you have some sort of 8 year warranty I’d say no.

 

9/10 times, the dongles are a much better investment even if they’re sticking out of the laptop.


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2 minutes ago, felix920506 said:

it was bought in 2014 and cost $2000

Factory repairs always cost more. I do expect something this expensive to come with 5 years of warranty.

 

I'd just use a dongle, not really inconvenient anyway.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

I do expect something this expensive to come with 5 years of warranty.

No only 1 year unless you pay more and you can only have 3 years at the maximum


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7 minutes ago, felix920506 said:

Because the manufacturer's store is the closest to the place I live compared to other local shops.

Wow you live close to Acer or Asus, that's cool man

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 minutes ago, frozeNNN said:

Wow you live close to Acer or Asus, that's cool man

No that's a Macbook Pro

I can get to Asus' HQ in one hour though


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15 minutes ago, felix920506 said:

No that's a Macbook Pro

I can get to Asus' HQ in one hour though

Well that explains why it's so expensive. Apple makes products hard to repair and that sucks :( 

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19 minutes ago, felix920506 said:

No that's a Macbook Pro

I can get to Asus' HQ in one hour though

Okay, now that we know which device you're talking about....

 

No, just no. It's not worth it. Get a dongle.


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Personally I'd do component level repair to fix it.

 

Otherwise yeah I'd use a USB reader

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29 minutes ago, felix920506 said:

No that's a Macbook Pro

I can get to Asus' HQ in one hour though

Does the Macbook have USB ports? Or will you need to connect the dongle to your dongle?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 hours ago, Supportsneedlove said:

Does the Macbook have USB ports? Or will you need to connect the dongle to your dongle?

Seriously did you watch the review of the 2016 macbook pro?


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  • Sony Blu-ray 8X Drive
  • Galax GTX 1050 Graphics card
  • EVGA 450B 450w 80+ Bronze Non Modular PSU
  • Fractal Design Node 605 (Stock fans replaced)
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  • Panasonic Plasma TV
  • i-rocks wireless mouse and keyboard combo
  • Logitech Mousepad

 

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