Saturday, May 31, 2008

Cheap Laptop LCD Repair/Replacement

My old Pentium 4 powered laptop, a Compaq Evo N610c's LCD got busted by my playful 4-year old niece while vacationing in Paete durig the Holy Week. I didn't tell my brother, now in Japan, about it since I might get "burned" due to my own fault. I only left it with my niece for a few seconds to get somehitng to drink and there she put a small stone on the keyboard, closed it voila, a small black mark on the screen already visible. that black mark inched its way to make the LCD screen's usable area to about a third of the total screen area.

I searched for possible replacements and got some hits on Google. Tried to call the posted numbers but they kept on quoting me a high price of PhP7k and higher.

This morning, after fetching my parents in Malabon to take them to Cubao and board the Sta. Cruz, Laguna bound bus of HM Transport, made it a point to pass by a place on Quezon Avenue in a building where Caxiopeia is located to ask around.

The laptop repair place is small but they seem to have a loyal customer base. The owner is also friendly. After waiting for about two hours, my notebook finally got a new LCD screen and only at PhP3,500.00...quite cheap, methinks!

I also requested for a memory upgrade of 512MB DDR with discount.

If you're also looking for laptop battery repair, they offer P400/cell battery repacking service.

The shop has a branch at St. Francis Square behing SM Megamall and in Glorietta in Makati.


  1. hi. what's the name of the store? any contact numbers?


  2. hi anonymous, i forgot to mention it but it's hottoyz, contact is redgie tamargo 986-8517 :P

  3. hi! san po malapit ung store nila sa quezon ave? ano po ung mga palatandaan? bihira po kasi ako makadaan dun e!

    thanks :)

  4. caxiopoeia sa west triangle :P

  5. hehe binanggit mo pala dito ung sa entry mo ung caxiopoeia, di ko lang napansin!

    thanks uli ha :D

  6. galing ako dun sa shop ( Hottoyz )nila ginagawa ko yun laptop ko tapos di nila na gawa noong binalik sa akin yun laptop umuwi na ako. 1 week ago pumunta ako ng Gilmore sa Qc. at sinabi ko na pinagawa ko yun laptop sa iba pero sinabi ng technical staff Madam. Check muna natin yun mga parts mo bago mo ipasok dito sa shop namin kasi maraming case na galing ng ibang shop yun laptop tapos noong nagawa namin sira yun Cd drive, LCD, inverter or etc. kaya pumayag ako buksan sa harap ko yun laptop ko nagulat ako sa sinabi ng technical staff Madam. Sira po yun cd drive niyo pati yun lcd sira din may LINES dati di naman ganun yun unit ko mag NO POWER lang lang bigla yun kung papagawa kayo ng laptop wag na wag ninyo iiwan mas maganda punta na lang kayo sa gilmore kasi dun mismo sa harap ninyo gagawin yun laptop ninyo. BEWARE sa shop na ito HOTTOYZ kasi sasabihin nila na 3 days ang repair nila kaya NO choice kayo iwan yun laptop ninyo..

  7. Im one of the many loyal customers of Hottoyz. Proven naman diba dahil according dito sa blog and i quote " The laptop repair place is small but they seem to have a loyal customer base. " true... ilang laptop na nadala ko most of it repaired naman at a reasonable price . May hindi nirepair as the owner jokingly said " Hindi naman kami Diyos meron din kaming di nagagawa...I referred a friend took them one month to repair it...REASON...after one week itinawag na nila na wala silang parts and that if willing i-oorder pa nila...after the parts arrived di pa rin they called my friend to pull-out na lang the unit because maliit ang chances but we insisted na willing pa kami maghintay...and so after more than a month waiting naayos nila...They said we were lucky they still able to salvage our kayo po bahalang humusga.....