Question about IBM NetVista PC Desktop

1 Answer

Motherboard for IBM Netvista shot.

The "Geek Squad" at Best Buy recommend buying a new computer. I would rather fix this one but they say it would cost $200 for anew motherboard and then more $$$ for them to capture and load any memory. Is this a fair fee?? Can I buy a new - not refurbished motherboard - if so where. Exactly what has to be transferred???
Thanks

Posted by on

  • Judith A Ferrara Nov 11, 2008

    Thanks - the only info that I have with me is that it is Netvista 2292 bought in '02. I have more info on the rest of the hardware at home.



×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 112 Answers

If the 200 dollars is for the board only they are probably fairly accurate. If this includes them installing the motherboard, that is very good. As long as the memory fee isn't too much more, this wouldn't be that bad of a deal. If you are planning to fix it, yes, you can find a new mother board. There are plenty of computer hardware dealers out there. If you can't let me know exactly what board you need and I will look as well. As far as the memory transfer, the only thing I can think of is cached memory or informaton stored on chips that was put there by the manufacturer. As far as a good price for that, I am not sure. If there is anything else I can do for you, rate this solution and post what you need to know as a comment under your lising and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. I hope this is helpful.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

  • Steve DiPolito
    Steve DiPolito Nov 11, 2008

    Now that I know what the computer is, I can update my answer. I did not realize that the computer was a little older (that being a relitive term. I'm not saying your computer is old). I don't think they make that motherboard any more so you won't be able to find a new motherboard with any ease. I will continue to look. If the $200 motherboard that the service guy was talking about was new, that may be a good price only because of its scarcity. If you want to get a refurbished board and try to fix the computer, it may be worth it. ($50 - $70) Otherwise TigerDirect has that whole computer on sale (refurbished of course) for not much more than $230. In all honesty, here's my opinion. If you want to fix it, buy a refurbished board. If you want to try to go new with it, you would be better off spending a little extra and buying a newer and more upgradable computer.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

How do I fix a failed hard drive in a laptop?


IT IS VERY SIMPLE TO DO. IF YOU CAN TURN A SCREWDRIVER AND READ YOU CAN REPLACE A HARD DRIVE. ANYONE CAN, MY GRANDMOTHER CAN. JUST WATCH IN VIDEOS. I WOULD SUGGEST THAT IF YOU WANT SOMEONE TO DO IT FOR YOU USE A WELL KNOWN LOCAL COMPUTER SHOP THAT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR YEARS. SOMEONE YOU CAN TRUST NOT TO RIP YOU OFF. FRANKLY I FIND GEEK SQUAD HAS A VERY POOR REPUTATION, OR AT LEAST I GET ALOT OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT THEM. CALL AROUND YOUR LOCAL COMPUTER SHOPS. KEEP THE BUSINESS LOCAL. GOOD LUCK.

Jun 15, 2015 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have been told by Best Buy' Geek Squad that my desktop computer needs a new motherboard. Where can I get one put in at a reasonable price?


you have a number of options, depending where you live
Ebay, microdirect, ebuyer are all good sources of motherboards plus Amazon.

Why is it that you need a new motherboard? Is yours broken or is it just that you want a faster machine?

Jul 27, 2011 | Gateway Media Center 510X PC Desktop

2 Answers

I need an audio driver for rg82845e sl66n motherboard


Go to a Best Buy and talk to the Geek squad. I know they can help better than i can. Try to search in specal stores. They can maby specal order you one.

Jul 28, 2009 | IBM NetVista PC Desktop

2 Answers

Gateway PC screen blank, geek squad diagnosis motherboard issue


You could replace the motor board for less than $100 but I think the geek squad says the motor board is bad on every computer that doesn't start right up for them so I would have someone else look at it first. Or just get a new computer at walmart for like $300

Jul 23, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Screen black. best buy/geek squad diagnosis=motherboard bad. part#, price & availabilty of motherboard. installation instructions too please. thanks, t


Well if you wanting a gateway motherboard you going to be digging a little more into the pocket book, May i suggest you buy a upgrade kit from a place called tigerdirect.com or frys.com price would be under $200.00 Availability would be depending on the shipping method you use and how to install this :


Unplug everything open the case, unplug and label you cables! From all sources on the motherboard take a phillips screw driver and unmount the main board. Place the new board reversing these steps. If you need more assistance please CHAT with us we are here 24/7 and will run you step by step for a small fee.. or take it to the GEEK squad and have the motherboard installed around $45 bucks..

*We are not compensated for this email or solution so please rate.. We rely on good ratings..

May 15, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Frozen Drive


Hi Blue Spanky,

Yes, Geek Squad® offers data recovery services. There are three levels of data recovery, dependant upon the condition of your hard drive. These services are offered on a carry-in basis. Visit your Geek Squad® precinct at your local Best Buy™ store to learn more, or visit http://www.geeksquad.com/pricing for information on services available through Geek Squad®.

Thank you,
Jason,
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jun 16, 2008 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

2 Answers

Sony Cyber Shot


Hey lyoungren,
Digital camera repairs often exceed the value of the product, but you could bring the camera to a Geek Squad® precinct at a Best Buy™ store and they can send it out to get an estimate on the replacement of the LCD screen done. I hope this helps!

Sincerely,
Allan
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jun 06, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Toshiba Satellite L15-S104, Model PSL10U-01X02F--A COMPLETE LEMON!


Christine.

Go back to best buy. the closest one to you. and see about yoru exteneded warranty. Toshiba dont deal with the extended warrentys.A 3rd party company is looking after it for you (best buy) i guess geek squad.. If the warrenty is out and you gotta pay 600 dollors to replace your computer motherboard. all depending on what you use it for an entry level laptop is close to 600 dollors great for web browseing and office use school, some games.

Feb 14, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite L15-S104 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
IBM NetVista PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

119 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top IBM Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18381 Answers

Computer Links

Level 3 Expert

2385 Answers

Are you an IBM Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...