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HP Pavilion DV6 Used- worth it?

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February 22, 2012 7:02:25 PM

Hey guys

I found a HP Pavillon DV6 :
- Intel Core i5 (dual core) 2.53 GHz
- 4 GB RAM Memory
- ATI Radeon mobility HD 5650
- 640 Gb Hard Drive
- x3 USB2 ports
- x1 eSATA/USB2 port
- x1 HDMI port
- x1 VGA port
- DVD Player
- SD card Reader
- Genuine windows 7 64 bits

It is broken a little bit on the side and the lid can not be closed. I was thinking use it as a replacement desktop, since components are not affected.

200 pounds

Good deal?

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a b D Laptop
February 22, 2012 7:26:54 PM

As long as theres nothing else wrong with it, for 400 bucks (200pounds?) it's not too bad. You could use the video output instead of the screen.
February 22, 2012 7:28:48 PM

unless you can see for yourself how it runs then don't. also HP computers always start to fail after the warranty runs out
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a c 248 D Laptop
February 22, 2012 7:31:39 PM

Hi :) 

£200 is too much...a hundred quid maybe....

All the best Brett :) 
February 22, 2012 7:51:53 PM

The HD5650M gives it a little bit of cachet and replacing the case could turn out to be surprisingly cheap (say £10-30) if you've got the ability to tear down and reassemble a laptop. I wouldn't give more than about $250-275 for it here in the States and I don't know how the market differs in the UK. Considering how expensive everything else seems to be there, though, I'd guess it's worth (to an end-user, not a reseller, which often seems to be where Brett's valuations are) about £150-175, tops. Fix the case and then it might catch £200.
February 22, 2012 7:54:38 PM

Chainzsaw said:
As long as theres nothing else wrong with it, for 400 bucks (200pounds?) it's not too bad. You could use the video output instead of the screen.


I sort of assumed I could still use the laptop screen :( 
February 22, 2012 8:06:35 PM

Have you not seen it in operation? Or at least been assured that the display panel still works?
February 22, 2012 8:13:13 PM

sewalk said:
The HD5650M gives it a little bit of cachet and replacing the case could turn out to be surprisingly cheap (say £10-30) if you've got the ability to tear down and reassemble a laptop. I wouldn't give more than about $250-275 for it here in the States and I don't know how the market differs in the UK. Considering how expensive everything else seems to be there, though, I'd guess it's worth (to an end-user, not a reseller, which often seems to be where Brett's valuations are) about £150-175, tops. Fix the case and then it might catch £200.


Yeah I have not even built a desktop computer so no experience in building systems, however I could always give a go and follow you tube videos, but considering the level of proficiency required to tear down a laptop I think I better not. I can not find any chassis around that price mark :(  . If you replace the case on a laptop does the screen come off with it? Maybe I could buy a cheap micro PC case and put the motherboard in there and then HDMI output to my pc screen or is that a massive :non: ?
February 22, 2012 8:14:38 PM

sewalk said:
Have you not seen it in operation? Or at least been assured that the display panel still works?


I have been assured. And I have not seen it in operation but I am going to travel to this persons house ( only 10 miles away) and look at it then.
February 22, 2012 8:29:06 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

£200 is too much...a hundred quid maybe....

All the best Brett :) 


Brett you work for a laptop repair company?
February 22, 2012 9:17:35 PM

mattatcomputer said:
I have been assured. And I have not seen it in operation but I am going to travel to this persons house ( only 10 miles away) and look at it then.


it its used, and has physical damage and you are going to just go on the fact that he "assured" you? is this money you have to burn because it seems that way
February 22, 2012 9:27:20 PM

I am GOING to his house to LOOK at it? Therefore, I will assure myself..
February 22, 2012 9:28:48 PM

And clearly I do not have money to burn because I am looking for a used laptop :heink: 
a c 248 D Laptop
February 22, 2012 9:31:23 PM

mattatcomputer said:
Brett you work for a laptop repair company?



Hi :) 

Hmm sort of lol...

I own a Laptop repair company and a Computer company with shops....in the UK...

Do NOT even think about buying it until YOU personally have seen it run....and seen whats wrong with the screen...and made sure the HDMI works...

THEN think about a price....

But remember that in the UK you can buy a brand new laptop (a crap one admittedly) for just over £200....so £200 For a broken one is a bit of a risk , to say the least...

All the best Brett :) 
a c 248 D Laptop
February 22, 2012 9:35:31 PM

Hi MATT :) 

Oops I forgot to ask...

HOW PRECISELY did it get a broken lid/hinges ???

If It was dropped ...forget it...something else WILL fail....usually around 10 minutes after you buy it lol....

If someone tried to sell me that in my shops I would offer around £30 to £80 depending on condition and how much plastic it needed....thats a trade offer but you should not pay much more...if anything...

All the best Brett :) 
February 22, 2012 9:35:48 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Hmm sort of lol...

I own a Laptop repair company and a Computer company with shops....in the UK...

Do NOT even think about buying it until YOU personally have seen it run....and seen whats wrong with the screen...and made sure the HDMI works...

THEN think about a price....

But remember that in the UK you can buy a brand new laptop (a crap one admittedly) for just over £200....so £200 For a broken one is a bit of a risk , to say the least...

All the best Brett :) 


OK thanks for the advice - much appreciated.

I will be investigating it thoroughly myself, any checks you can recommend without opening up the case, to see if the components are in full working order?

And perhaps because you own a laptop repair company do you have any good deals ;)  ?

Thanks

Matt


February 22, 2012 9:38:05 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi MATT :) 

Oops I forgot to ask...

HOW PRECISELY did it get a broken lid/hinges ???

If It was dropped ...forget it...something else WILL fail....usually around 10 minutes after you buy it lol....

If someone tried to sell me that in my shops I would offer around £30 to £80 depending on condition and how much plastic it needed....thats a trade offer but you should not pay much more...if anything...

All the best Brett :) 


I do not know , I will ask him tonight. Surely you would pay more if not just for the components :??:  for they are relatively decent? And I always thought a repair company could probably move them into a new chassis?
a c 248 D Laptop
February 22, 2012 9:45:17 PM

mattatcomputer said:
I do not know , I will ask him tonight. Surely you would pay more if not just for the components :??:  for they are relatively decent? And I always thought a repair company could probably move them into a new chassis?



Hi :) 

Lol..you realise how much it would cost me to put that mobo/cpu into a new laptop case including the labour?

Hundreds....then all I have is a rebuilt lappy which I have to guarantee...and it was possibly dropped (which usually means a crashed hard drive)

In reality. I would pay as little as I could (think £30 to£50) then strip the lappy of parts I can use (not the hd) memory , plastics etc etc...maybe screen, maybe inverter.....then as a business , I would have to sit on a lot of those parts for maybe a year or two until I sell them as second hand plastics etc....

I WOULD make some money eventually , but not a huge amount, but maybe enough to fill my Porsches tank (once lol)

I regret saying this but when I started posting here I decided on principal that I would not use my company name or sell anything to users here at Toms...that way my advice is always unbiased....

All the best Brett :) 

February 22, 2012 9:53:36 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Lol..you realise how much it would cost me to put that mobo/cpu into a new laptop case including the labour?

Hundreds....then all I have is a rebuilt lappy which I have to guarantee...and it was possibly dropped (which usually means a crashed hard drive)

In reality. I would pay as little as I could (think £30 to£50) then strip the lappy of parts I can use (not the hd) memory , plastics etc etc...maybe screen, maybe inverter.....then as a business , I would have to sit on a lot of those parts for maybe a year or two until I sell them as second hand plastics etc....

I WOULD make some money eventually , but not a huge amount, but maybe enough to fill my Porsches tank (once lol)

I regret saying this but when I started posting here I decided on principal that I would not use my company name or sell anything to users here at Toms...that way my advice is always unbiased....

All the best Brett :) 


Well thanks for giving me a slap of reality and a glimpse into how a pc repairs company works. :) .Sounds like a fair policy, but can you at least tell me whereabouts in the country your company is based? On private message if you want?

Thanks

Matt
a c 248 D Laptop
February 22, 2012 9:56:20 PM

mattatcomputer said:
Well thanks for giving me a slap of reality and a glimpse into how a pc repairs company works. :) .Sounds like a fair policy, but can you at least tell me whereabouts in the country your company is based? On private message if you want?

Thanks

Matt



Hi Matt :) 

Sorry but no...principles dont bend they break :) 

By the way..Curry`s ONLINE had some ridiculously cheap new lappys in the last 2 days, although they may all be gone now...

All the best Brett :) 
a c 248 D Laptop
February 22, 2012 11:24:16 PM

mattatcomputer said:
Best one I can find now close to my price range is a Dual-core Intel® Pentium® B960 processor maybe they have all gone :cry:  .

Here is a link to some of the pictures and the original advert itself: http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/laptop-hp--core-i5--a...

Thanks

Matt



Hi Matt :) 

Dropped on the back left corner as a guess :( 

I would offer around £20 after seeing the pics....

Avoid....lol

All the best Brett :) 
November 21, 2012 4:14:19 AM

mattatcomputer said:
Hey guys

I found a HP Pavillon DV6 :
- Intel Core i5 (dual core) 2.53 GHz
- 4 GB RAM Memory
- ATI Radeon mobility HD 5650
- 640 Gb Hard Drive
- x3 USB2 ports
- x1 eSATA/USB2 port
- x1 HDMI port
- x1 VGA port
- DVD Player
- SD card Reader
- Genuine windows 7 64 bits

It is broken a little bit on the side and the lid can not be closed. I was thinking use it as a replacement desktop, since components are not affected.

200 pounds

Good deal?

November 21, 2012 4:15:35 AM

mattatcomputer said:
Hey guys

I found a HP Pavillon DV6 :
- Intel Core i5 (dual core) 2.53 GHz
- 4 GB RAM Memory
- ATI Radeon mobility HD 5650
- 640 Gb Hard Drive
- x3 USB2 ports
- x1 eSATA/USB2 port
- x1 HDMI port
- x1 VGA port
- DVD Player
- SD card Reader
- Genuine windows 7 64 bits

It is broken a little bit on the side and the lid can not be closed. I was thinking use it as a replacement desktop, since components are not affected.

200 pounds

Good deal?

November 21, 2012 4:17:45 AM


If broken on the back right side at the hinge -- sounds very much like my DV6 stolen from our house on 25 September!
November 21, 2012 4:39:03 PM

GrahamR-44 said:
If broken on the back right side at the hinge -- sounds very much like my DV6 stolen from our house on 25 September!


Oh wow =/ well I did not buy it in the end and it was selling on gumtree, so maybe contact them?
November 21, 2012 7:52:14 PM

Thanks Matt Could not find it on Gumtree. Might have now gone. I should have checked on this possibility of finding it earlier.
November 22, 2012 12:13:22 AM

Matt, the photos on the ad have gone. Do you have any copies of the photos of the dents? It was dented on the lid and base on the right hand side near the hinge and near the charger input. If I could verify this, I could at least get closure as to where the computer got to. This may not be it. But the dents would be unmistakeable to me.
April 18, 2013 2:02:05 PM

GrahamR-44 said:
Matt, the photos on the ad have gone. Do you have any copies of the photos of the dents? It was dented on the lid and base on the right hand side near the hinge and near the charger input. If I could verify this, I could at least get closure as to where the computer got to. This may not be it. But the dents would be unmistakeable to me.


Sorry I haven't been active for ages and I completely missed this reply, would you still like the photos? I can dig them out if you still want them.

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