compaq = garbage

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  1. tsi90

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    i got a compaq presario 2100 notebook a year ago in january. what a pile of shit. i only got it bacause it was cheap and i could get financing on it. anyway, about a month after i got it a button on the keyboard fell off (the windows key :mamoru: ). not long later the scroll on the touch pad stops working along with the left mouse button. now the volume control on the side stoped working. well its still under its one year warranty so i take it to a local compaq service place. guess what they are so fucking useless they cant fix a single thing thats wrong with it. the cant even put the key back on. they say i have to mail it to compaq and it will take 4-6 weeks to get it back and said something about having to format the hard drive for security reasons. :greddy:
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    yep.... compaq is pretty :greddy:
     
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    don't be pissed at the store you took it to be repaired. When it's under the mfg warranty, it MUST BE sent to compaq for repair, if it's a laptop, or they will not be paid. and the drive restore for security is bullshit, they do that because so many moron end users get their computer so fucked from spyware/viruses that 95% of computer problems in existance are software related, which a software restore will fix. Either way, you should have your important data backed up and the CDs for all of your programs...and Compaq is run by HP since they were bought out...and I still think a lot of things about their warranty policy suck.
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    compaq server hardware is great. fuck their laptops
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    true... we've got a lot of DL320's that are still running strong.
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    we have a couple of prolaint 3000's that are almost 7 years old and still in production. we have a proliant 1500 that still is used for a critical function. unbelievable, but true
     
  7. Apothis

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    Anything with the word "compaq" on it is crap. Comcrap, if you will. It insults me with its presence. I wouldn't dirty up my ten-foot pole by touching it.
    :weak:
     
  8. beave

    beave Housin Beers & Buildin Dams

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    ibm = teh winnar when it comes to laptops :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
     
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    i have a family member that works for ibm... we're very disappointed in their notebooks.
     
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    Incorrect.
     
  11. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    I hear good stuff about the servers and the corporate desktops (deskpros) are fine. Its just the consumer stuff (presarios) that should be wiped off the face of the Earth, along with everyone who designed them.
     
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    I am glad I convinced my mom to get a Dell:o
     
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    eww... dell is just as bad as compaq in my book.
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    At least Dell gives you a Windows CD and drivers on CD instead of a restore disc.
     
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    I hate Dell as much as the rest, but admittedly, they're about as good as it gets in the pc laptop business. Dell > HP/IBM/Comcrap. If not limited to wintel systems though, apple = teh win.
    ;)
     
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    I've owned 2 dell notebooks personally, and through friends, family, and clients, have had contact with several hundred... There are numerous quality issues with dell (very cheap) and those that don't have QA issues, are plagued by slow performance -- usually due to the hard drives they choose.

    Reliability is high for being a "big-name" notebook, tho.
     
  17. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    :dunno: i have a custom spec Presario R3000 that has been in use for an average of 12 hours a day for the past six months and i haven't had a single problem.

    could perhaps be becaue the day i got it, i yanked the factory hard drive, put in a faster drive of my own and did a fresh install of everything (leaving out the stuff from the compaq disks i didn't want). i also got all the current drivers from compaq's web site and keep all that stuff and all the windows update stuff up to date.
     
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    The new Presarios look like they are built nearly as well as the business desktops now. Internally they are pretty much standard layout now as opposed to the oddball layouts of the past.
     
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    their business line of laptops isn't too shabby. their consumer grade laptops is pure shit
     
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    Yea had the same problem with gateway laptop... Piece of shit
     

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