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09 Oct 2006 12:00 AM by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4015 posts Send private message

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We've been there.  We set up our business just over 2 years ago and it's been a lot of hard work!

If you've got any questions or useful information to share on this subject then either post them here or start a new thread.


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16 Nov 2006 6:11 PM by jfj Star rating in Vera, Almería. 142 posts Send private message

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I've been there too.
We have been here since January 2005, and only opened our doors for business at the end of September this year - hassles with red tape, buliders, phone companies etc!!

Fingers crossed it will all go well!!



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16 Nov 2006 9:55 PM by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4015 posts Send private message

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Great!  It seems we have an IT expert amongst us!  It's always really handy to know an "IT person"....

Best of luck with your business (grovel, grovel)

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16 Nov 2006 11:05 PM by Smiley Star rating in San Pedro de Alcanta.... 2502 posts Send private message

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Very best of luck JFJ and well done with persevering - so many give up and head back home so finger crossed you will be oneof the success stories. Shame you're in Almeria - our IT guy has just gine back to Blighty and not happy with his suggested replacement and when it comes to tech stuff I am a complete idiot - cant even work out how to get my chosen avatar on the site - actually I think the file size is too big but its probably that I am a dipstick

Rgds 


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17 Nov 2006 8:45 AM by jfj Star rating in Vera, Almería. 142 posts Send private message

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Thanks guys!

My boyfriend is the real "techie" - I generally run the office, talk to the customers and do all the initial trouble shooting. I worked in the IT industry for 6 years before coming here, so I know quite a lot but my boyfriend's knowledge of computers is unbelievable!!

If you do have any technical problems, let me know and I'll do my best to help! :)



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04 Jan 2007 2:30 PM by Leigh1982 Star rating in England (doh) soon S.... 20 posts Send private message

I'm gonna hopefully setup my own business but im not quite sure of the ins and outs im hoping to setup a painting and decorating + gardening business well thats the plan if any one can help me out by pointing me in the right direction it would be of great use



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04 Jan 2007 2:37 PM by FibbyUK Star rating in UK, Surrey & Playa F.... 2349 posts Send private message

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JFJ,

Can I ask an IT question?

I have a laptop and have been told the back light has gone in the screen. They are saying it would cost 400€ to repair and suggest buying a new one instead for 900€.

Am I being ripped off for the repair or is it really this expensive? I think they just want me to buy a new computer!

Many thanks,


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04 Jan 2007 4:13 PM by Patty_1 Star rating in Hertfordshire. UK. .... 1062 posts Send private message

Hi Fibby,  Thanks for all that information today you are brilliant.  About your laptop my last laptop was beyond economic repair according to the shop I took it to mind you it was a few years old.  So they said they would do me a print out saying that it was beyond repair and to claim of my home insurance which I did. They paid out £800 pounds, which I was very pleased about considering I had just changed the home insurance to another agent. So of  I went and got myself a wireless Laptop. I must admit it was something I would not have thought about doing. So if it is beyond repair this is worth a try. Take care Pat     

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04 Jan 2007 5:04 PM by jfj Star rating in Vera, Almería. 142 posts Send private message

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Hi Fibby,

In most laptops the backlight is included in the LCD assembly, and therefore when the backlight goes, the screen needs to be replaced. As I don't know the make and model of your laptop, I can't say if this is the case with yours.
The screen is the most expensive part of the laptop to replace, so 400€ sounds about right.

If you do decide to get a new laptop, consider buying it over the internet rather than in one of your local shops. There can be some good deals available online.

I hope this has helped.

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04 Jan 2007 5:17 PM by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4015 posts Send private message

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I think in most cases it's never worth replacing the screen.  You can get such good deals on new laptops these days.  When I was in UK last month I bought a new laptop for 250 pounds in PC World!  It was the last one of a particular model that they wanted to shift.  It's not a bad spec either.  I don't think you can go very wrong at that sort of price.

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04 Jan 2007 5:20 PM by jfj Star rating in Vera, Almería. 142 posts Send private message

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That was an excellent deal!



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05 Jan 2007 6:01 AM by FibbyUK Star rating in UK, Surrey & Playa F.... 2349 posts Send private message

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Thank you all for you good advice.              

I never thought the screen was the most expensive part!

Also, thanks for the insurance advice Pat & Roy, I think I will give that a try, mind you, I work and am insured with, one of the major insurers in the UK so will have to do it all "by the book", shame!

Have had a fantastic time here in sunnt Espania, a nice tan to take home too. We travel back tomorrow and I am crying already!

Hope I have helped all you El Rincon buyers in the Costa Blanca with the latest photos of your development and that beautiful pic of the sunrise yesterday.

Adios for now.........

Regards,


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05 Jan 2007 6:08 PM by Smiley Star rating in San Pedro de Alcanta.... 2502 posts Send private message

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What Justin didnt say about his laptop was that he needs a golf buggy to go with it for the batteries!! LOL.

Fibby if its a laptop that you leave in Spain be careful about ordering the new one - especially on line. make sure you order XP or whatever in English not Español - also depends whether you want UK keyboard (£) or Spanish keyboard. Silly thinks and easy oversights. Dell prices about the same in Spain as Dell UK and they will do software in Ingles and keyboard Ingles but you have to specify - plus the back up software needs to be specified in English too. If you want the contact details for the English speaking part of Dell España (based in France would you believe) then let me know.

Glad to hear youve had a great time - mind you been lucky with the weather - mind the jungle juice and the marnie sarnies on the plane - Suwwy Bill not as amenable as Policia Local. Safe trip.  


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05 Jan 2007 6:13 PM by jfj Star rating in Vera, Almería. 142 posts Send private message

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"What Justin didnt say about his laptop was that he needs a golf buggy to go with it for the batteries!! LOL."

Aahhh, now it all becomes clear. That's how he got such a good deal!! ;)



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05 Jan 2007 8:53 PM by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4015 posts Send private message

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You guys have caught me out, here's a picture of my new laptop....


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06 Jan 2007 7:16 AM by FibbyUK Star rating in UK, Surrey & Playa F.... 2349 posts Send private message

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Crikey Justin, are those speakers on your back?!

And that just has to be a cool box for the beers too, love it!


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08 Jan 2007 11:42 AM by jfj Star rating in Vera, Almería. 142 posts Send private message

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LOL Justin!! :-) Forget what I said about a good deal....you paid way too much if that's what you got :-P



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08 Jan 2007 11:49 AM by Leigh1982 Star rating in England (doh) soon S.... 20 posts Send private message

Sorry guys but I thought  this was a business forum about how to set up not a general chit chat



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11 Jan 2007 12:17 AM by Smiley Star rating in San Pedro de Alcanta.... 2502 posts Send private message

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Hi Leigh you are quite right to remind us. Just sometimes the thread gets diverted off track with a bit of humour or another comment at the end of something else - you put it separately on the general chat and it has lost its relevance to the post it was in reply to. Forgive us old timers for getting sidetracked.

Rgds


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11 Jan 2007 9:41 AM by JC1 Star rating in Manchester and La Du.... 963 posts Send private message

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Personally speaking I enjoy the humour and i know if certain contributors are involved i will most likely be amused and, as important, they are usually the best informed on most matters.

 

 


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