08-23-2016 12:55 PM
This is a simple statement about the support I received from HP's phone support. I had a HP Spectre with a cracked display. The video output was fine but touchscreen support did not work. I called up HP to find out if the glass could be replaced without needing to replace the LCD. I was assured this was doable. I got the glass panel and proceeded to take apart the laptop. What HP failed to inform me about is the glass panel is glued directly to the LCD making it all but impossible to remove. So at this point I've damaged the entire display assembly so much that it is no longer usable and instead of a $90 part, I'm forced to get a $250 part.
This is not to say that HP is always providing insufficient information. I've had plenty of decent dealings with them in the past and appreciate their support. However in the future I would expect such details about a repair be offered up rather than me finding out after I've damaged the computer more than in necessary.
08-23-2016 01:01 PM
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