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When shopping for laptop replacement parts online there are a few things to consider. If you are currently looking for parts and cannot find them at a local computer hardware store and shopping online is your only option then follow these five tips to avoid the worst problems.

5 Tips for Buying Laptop Replacement Parts Online

1. Never pick the cheapest option.

When things are cheap online, they can be pennies on the dollar. However, there’s always a reason for that. Maybe a vendor bought something in bulk and they want to get rid of their inventory. Maybe the parts are terrible quality. There’s no way to know for sure. But if you have the slightest suspicion about the quality of an unknown bargain brand, don’t buy it.

2. Shop around for reviews.

Reviews are still the best way to ascertain quality. While bots and automated comments might corrupt the information source a bit, it’s still easy to tell when a good review is written by a human. Make sure that the part has both a sufficient number reviews and a high enough rating. Not all of the reviews have to be on the site where you make your purchase, but they do have to be for the specific part.

3. Know when you don’t have to use a manufacturer’s part.

Sometimes you have to use the manufacturer’s products. Sometimes it’s because they make the only version that works right, and sometimes you have to do it to keep your warranty. Before you get started, know which parts you have more freedom with.

4. Double check that it’s meant for your model.

It’s easy to accidentally buy the wrong thing, especially if this is the first time you’re buying detailed parts. Find a trusted database or a forum with a good reputation to make sure.

5. Get everything you need.

Nothing can ruin your drive to repair your own tech like getting started and then realizing you don’t have all the parts you need. Look online and make a list of everything you need. You might need a specific wire, conductive paste, or just the right type of tiny screw.

If you have a particular part you need to replace or repair, go to PC Geeks here to search for specifics.