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I have two identical Dell Inspiron 6000 that have had hard disc failure... each after the warranty expired.. is it worth replaceing hard drive, or should spend the money and time on new machine?

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  • Adnan Bhatti
    Adnan Bhatti May 29, 2010

    If the rest of the PC (motherboard, RAM CPU etc) is good then the harddrive can be replaced easily with a new one. Install Windows after harddrive replacement and you're PCs will be good as new.

  • sinclairgall May 29, 2010

    how to I know how ok the rest of the system is? I am reluctent to spend much money for a diagnosis.

  • Adnan Bhatti
    Adnan Bhatti May 29, 2010

    If you can enter the BIOS and check the amount of RAM then the system is working. Simple.

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Replacing the disk-drive will cost less than $100 for buying a replacement drive, and will cost several hours of your "time" to reinstall Windows (from the DELL-supplied "System Restore" set of CD/DVD disks), and to run Windows Update, repeatedly, to update the Windows software.

So, it _definitely_ is worth $100 to "repair", rather than hundreds of dollar to "replace" the computer.

Buy a disk-drive from some _other_ manufacturer (Seagate? Western Digital?) -- not the manufacturer that Dell chose for the "original" disk-drive.

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Hard drives are worth replacing. Its cheaper compaired to buying a new notebook. You can even choose a larger hdd according to your preference. I suggest you buy a seagate because it has a better quality and has 2 yrs. of warranty

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