Notebook Services

Expert Notebook Services

Let the trained professionals at Computer Works take care of all your notebook service, repair, and replacement needs with a complete range of solutions. Contact us today if you have any questions or would like to discuss your needs.

Notebook Services

Parts not included, also includes inspection of internal fans.

PAID DIAGNOSTICS: We will diagnose and troubleshoot any hardware (or software) issues. The diagnostic fee will apply to further services if needed.

FREE DIAGNOSTICS: We will diagnose and troubleshoot any hardware (or software) issues. (for those who are not in rush or unsure if unit is worth repairing)
  • Windows Computers: Must have originally shipped with Windows 7, 8 or 10 (Windows XP, Vista units are not eligible for this offer).
  • Apple Computers: Must be at least 2008 model year or newer.
  • Wait Time: There is an extended wait time for this offer, up to 7 days until we can start looking at the unit. If this is unacceptable, consider a normal $49 diagnostics and/or priority service options for the fastest turnaround.
  • Results: After diagnostics, we will contact you with repair options. There are no obligations. Normal store policies apply.

NOTEBOOK CLEANING: Using our powerful compressor, we will blast all the dust and dirt out of your notebook fans, and will clean the screen and all the exterior. It will look like new.

MOTHERBOARD REPLACEMENT: Windows Notebook, Gaming Notebook, MacBook

MACBOOK LOGIC BOARD REPAIR: Motherboard will be sent out for professional circuit repair, including spill damage. (90% success rate)

LCD/GLASS/DIGITIZER REPLACEMENT: Windows Notebook (LCD Only), Windows touchscreen (Glass only), Windows Touchscreen (Glass and LCD), MacBook Older (Glass only), MacBook Newer

HARD DRIVE CLONING: We will clone your existing hard drive to a newer, faster HDD or SSD. Check out this video! https://youtu.be/rjCmLJtITK4
Windows Notebook, MacBook

KEYBOARD REPLACEMENT: Windows Notebook, MacBook

TRACKPAD REPLACEMENT: Windows Notebook, MacBook

DC JACK / CHARGING PORT: Windows Notebook with cable, Windows Notebook Soldered, MacBook MagSafe

BATTERY REPLACEMENT: Windows Notebook, Windows Notebook (CMOS), MacBook Older, MacBook Newer

FAN REPLACEMENT: Windows Notebook, Gaming Notebook, MacBook

HINGE / LID REPAIR – REPLACEMENT: Windows Notebook Hinges, Windows Notebook Hinges and Lid

RAM INSTALLATION: Windows Notebook, MacBook

Broke Your Lid, Keyboard, Screen, USB Port or Something Else?

Have a broken laptop that no one wants to fix, or you think it may be unfixable? Maybe you feel that the cost of the laptop repair will be overwhelming. Who wants to pay $300 for repairs on a $300 laptop? Okay, there are a few people; sometimes nostalgia wins out. Or maybe you just have an old, rare, or obsolete laptop and want to get it running again. Our trained experts can reproduce, repair, or just create parts to make that old laptop come to life.

Parts and parts and parts. How much will that part cost? We don’t know! It’s a mission every time we go hunting. Basic economics states prices are based on supply and on demand. We see that prices are based on the popularity of the model and how many are available. The rarer the model, the more expensive the part. If we can get the part from the manufacturer then it typically costs at least one arm (and sometimes a couple toes).

Okay, now that you understand that, what if we just repair the broken part? Forego a new or used replacement. It doesn’t have to be FrankenLap, but sure, we can do that too. FrankenLaps and FrankenBooks make great conversation pieces and show the world that you know how to save a penny and don’t care about silly aesthetics. Go you!

Bring in your beastie and let us have a look. If it’s cost prohibitive, or just not worth fixing, we’ll let you know. We always have a few options for you to choose from and we’ll make sure that you’re not wasting your hard-earned money.

Once your laptop is on our repair bench, we’ll get started on getting your laptop fixed and properly working again. Give us a call at 248-738-8700 and we’ll discuss your laptop problems, issues, and desires. Assuming you’re not in any hurry, diagnostics and estimates are FREE!
Laptop on desk

Professional Notebook Hinge Repair

Due to the sheer nature and design of laptop computers, broken hinges are an inevitable outcome of long-term daily use. Let Computer Works put your laptop and sanity back together again.

Most laptop casings are made of plastic and the actual hinges are often made of pot metal attached to plastic case mounts. Hinge failures are caused mostly by stress on the metal and plastic parts. This can cause cracks around where the metal hinges attach, or the metal itself breaks down or splits. When separation occurs, the hinge will no longer travel smoothly or not at all.

How can you tell if your hinges are going bad? There are many telltale signs when opening and closing the lid such as looseness, clicking or scratchy noises, and the lid may not shut correctly. Other signs are more obvious; cracked casing around the hinge area, dislocated hinges, or at worst, the lid completely detaches from the body. With the latter, of course, you can’t use your laptop in the manner it was designed, if at all.

Stresses resulting in hinge failure can be caused from simple daily use over long periods of time, blunt-force trauma such as being dropped, overly aggressive handling of the lid, manufacturing defects in the design, and long-term heat exposure from internal components causing plastic parts to become brittle. If the laptop case or lid case becomes cracked, it must be replaced since repairing plastic cracks is impractical. Broken metal hinges can be replaced with new metal hinges. With older laptops, it is often not possible to purchase new case parts. Fortunately, there are practical and economic alternatives such as used parts. Many laptop cases and hinge parts can be purchased from $20 – $50. Another popular option is to repair with screws, nuts, washers, and sometimes even epoxy. Of course, it would not look as good as original but will be functional.

Newer laptops may still have valid warranties that cover premature hinge failure. You should always consult with your warranty provider before seeking repairs from computer repair shops. Many warranties are voided once the unit is disassembled and disassembly will be required for these types of repairs.

Computer Works can fix your laptop’s hinges. Many flat-rate options are available. It’s always best to just drop by with your laptop to get a complete estimate.
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