Compaq Repairs Perth by Computer Mechanics
So you’ve got a problem with an HP Pavilion 2000, Compaq Presario notebook.
If you’re interested in rapid turnaround and manageable costs, this is Computer Mechanics territory; we put authorised parts back into your notebook. (And we’ve done a lot of HP desktop PCs too; there are millions of them out there). We cover almost the whole range; from the budget level Presarios to the Envy Spectre Ultrabooks and the new Sleekbooks. No; there is no work you can’t add to 'book'.
When your laptop’s out of warranty or it’s had software problems, liquid spill, accidental damage – where the warranty does not apply – you’re far better off dealing with a local West Australian repair facility like our own. All service inquiries to HP Compaq in Australia go to the Indian call center. There is no official service center.
Computer Mechanics have all nationalities in our workshop. Also, our phone system is direct; you won't have to ˜"select an option" three times.
Fixing laptop hardware requires experience and patience. By the time they’ve packed a hard drive, battery and motherboard into these suckers there’s barely room for a keyboard and a USB port. We’ve developed some specialist knowledge and we fit parts locally in our East Perth workshop.
Often this starts with a call-out but if it’s urgent and you know it needs a new part, eg a hard disk replacement, new graphics card or a memory upgrade you can send it straight in. The benefit in dealing with Computer Mechanics on laptops is very fast turnaround times compared to the manufacturer.
With laptops we do a lot of screen replacements but the most frequent problems are power supplies. Power adapters often stop working and batteries are an issue.
When a laptop battery loses its ability to re-charge folks often imagine they own an ex-Hewlett Packard but it’s a cheap and easy fix. Of course, if you do lose data, you should know that Computer Mechanics have heaps of experience in the delicate business of Data Recovery.
The other thing that is a quick fix is broken power connectors the ends of cables and cords are always breaking off. HP is no worse than other laptops in our experience though surveys conducted in the U.S. place them right near the bottom in terms of reliability and service support. Often these problems are easily fixed – replacement parts are sourced from the HP warehouse in Melbourne.
The DV series has a couple of known issues; the DV2000 lid switch has problems and people often find the DV6000 and DV9000′s speakers are not working. The latter is a problem with the power ribbon that connects the speakers to the power switch. We can fix these problems quickly.
Broken DVD drives and CD drives are a problem (with all manufacturers) and can be replaced without having to buy a new laptop.
We’re happy to quote and for parts replacements your cost estimate will be reliable. Where the repair involves troubleshooting a problem we may need to quote you a range, depending on how much time is involved. The good news is that for HPs and Compaqs, parts turnaround is pretty quick.
I did mention memory upgrades didn’t I? Lame joke; just seeing if you’re still reading. More RAM can help speed up a slow laptop but a proper clean out will make a big difference too. If you’ve got a notebook in for some part replacement, it’s smart to let us do some maintenance on it. HP recommend annual attention because dust will build up inside the unit and this can cause overheating problems which shorten the life of your laptop.
Happy to quote on any out-of-warranty repairs we’re on 9325 1196.
HP and Compaq are registered trademarks and trade names. Computer Mechanics makes no representation that it is associated with HP/Compaq or is a licensed repair facility.