Second hand laptops

 Does anyone know a specific place where U Can buy second hand laptops? Surely there are plenty out there that are still perfect but no longer needed. I had a great Toshiba Satellite notebook but the screen was damaged and sounded expensive to replace. My latest one was a cheapy and fine until my youngest pulled it off the bench and now it's half rooted.

I don't need anything latest/greatest but if anyone can point me in the right direction that would be great.


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Whitcrofts in Mandurah might

Fri, 2019-01-04 16:07

Whitcrofts in Mandurah might be able to help you. That’s who does my repairs. They have shops in pinjarra and Rockingham as well 


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Fri, 2019-01-04 16:32

Graysonline has auctions of refurbished laptops from the manufacturers, I bought a great Dell that I have had for 2 years so far for $350 and it has high specs.

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 Funnily enough I've just

Fri, 2019-01-04 17:34

 Funnily enough I've just bought a new laptop to replace the Toshiba sattelite that I have. Probably the best laptop I've ever had, went to get a Toshiba replacement only to be told Toshiba pulled out of Australia about 4 years ago. Went with a Lenovo solid state drive. 


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 Cheers fellas...  I had my

Fri, 2019-01-04 21:18

 Cheers fellas... 


I had my Toshiba slipped into the end of my bunk offshore Andy and must have given it a boot during the night, best laptop I've ever had also


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 I cracked a screen on a

Fri, 2019-01-04 21:33

 I cracked a screen on a toshiba once and then discovered it was actually ridiculously cheap and easy to replace myself with some youtube tutorials.

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 Yeah righto Blue I'll suss

Sat, 2019-01-05 06:46

 Yeah righto Blue I'll suss it out, where did U get the new screen

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Sat, 2019-01-05 13:35

I replaced my toshiba satellite screen as well.

I put the model number into ebay, and up popped a pile of screens.

because its not a touch screen, repalcement was wasy. took about 15 minutes from memory.

I just replaced the screen on my wife laptop which is a touchscreen. That was a pain in the ass. 

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If its just the screen

Sat, 2019-01-12 10:20

If its just the screen cracked, easy enough to replace.
If its unusable now, find the screen replacement guide/video online, pull it apart to get the screen out and the part number from the screen.
Most laptop manufacturers only use a small number of screen suppliers anyway and often you can get the screen part number without the HPDellMSApple mark up for "their" part.

Toshiba are pretty good with support info and have a youtube channel

My 2c, get a refurb or ex demo commercial level laptop via grays or other refurb sellers. Go for the major manufacturers (Dell, HP, Lenevo) for longer term parts availability.

Commercial level gear is designed to be pulled apart and have parts replaced - consumer gear (ie anything you can buy from JBs Harveys Good Guys) is "generally" designed to not be repairable - so you have to buy another one ;)

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I've used Graysonline a bit for laptops

Sat, 2019-01-12 10:32

 My current Lenovo Yoga 900, above average bit of kit , i7, 8G RAM and 500Gb SSD, came in at well under a $1000 under new price, manufacturer refurb, has been faultless.You also get new run out and liquidation stock, we bought 2 HP Pavilon 17" years back, really good stuff, brand new, for a grand, new was near $2000. Also a lappie for a son as well. Worth a look.

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 Cheers lads

Sat, 2019-01-12 13:40

 Cheers lads