Here's some welcome news for our many tech-savvy IdeaPad and IdeaCentre owners who want to do their own repairs outside of warranty: IdeaPad and IdeaCentre spare parts are now available for purchase. People need only visit a new Lenovo website -- www.lenovospareparts.comThis will also come as good news to a number of independent local computer repair businesses who need a reputable and reliable source for these parts.
Through my role managing the Lenovo Forums, I often come across unique situations where customers need Idea spare parts outside of their normal warranty. Sounds like this one might need a few parts...
"I'm looking for parts to replace the screen. Know someone with one of these and they rolled a pickup truck over the briefcase with the S10-3T in it. No Thinkpad protection on it. I still have to see if the other parts still work, haven't laid eyes on it but if it's just the screen and some plastics, may be worth fixing."
Of course, an upgraded Lenovo service warranty with accidental damage protection coverage could have easily resolved this person's situation. But tech-savvy customers with no such coverage who find themselves in these type of situations now have an easy way of obtaining reliable parts. What would these customers have done before? Their alternatives would have been to send the system in for billable repair work, scour eBay and various parts suppliers on the web for the necessary components, or improvise a solution. Duct tape may have 1001 uses, but laptop repair shouldn't be one of them. Even if you never face a catastrophe like having your laptop run over by a truck -- and we certainly hope you don't! -- you may have other parts that just wear out over time from regular use. So if you find yourself in need of a new battery, keyboard or fan, please do check out www.lenovospareparts.com. You can prolong your system's working life, staving off the investment involved with buying a new PC and keep one more PC from being thrown in the recycle bin. Note: Customers with "G" series essential notebooks and essential desktop systems may find spare parts through www.lenovospareparts.com too! The site is being updated with new systems and parts daily, so be sure to bookmark the site and check back later if parts for your system series are not yet available. Parts for Think systems continue to be available through all number channels - through partners, the web, and by calling service in your country. Check here for more help finding parts for your Think system.