05/07/2012, 12:11 AM
So today I was riding the bus, and pulled my headphones out of my TP. Unfortunately, the TP slid out of my lap, and fell face-down onto the floor. Picking it up revealed the damage; the left side of the screen is mostly cracked up, with a few lines along the right. Along the bottom of the bezel it's pretty cracked up, probably the point of impact.
So, what are my options now? I'm not exactly in a financial position to be throwing hundreds of dollars at this, but would like it repaired/replaced. It all works fine, but the cracked screen is a huge irritation. If I wanted to get the front panel replaced by HP, what would the cost on that be? How much would it be if I shipped it off to some third party repair source? I'm not really up to doing the job by myself, so that's pretty much out of the question. If I wanted to replace it, how much could I get from selling it? What do new/slightly used 32 GB models go for these days?
The photo doesn't really do the damage justice (I took it on my Veer), but you can get a general idea of the damage. I've always babied my electronics, it's really disappointing to see this happen. If I told HP that it could relate to my cracked plastic by the speaker, which is a well known problem, do you think that it could possibly get me some sort of discount?. Also, does anybody have any models that they'd be willing to sell?
Thanks in advance, I appreciate your help.