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The other day I was taking a shower and hear something very loudly crash to the floor…followed by the words, “I’m sorry. I’m sorry…”
I jump out of the shower to see what’s going on, and my laptop was in pieces.
My instant reaction was, “Fucking hell!”
But almost immediately I knew it was an honest mistake as the girl simply tripped over the power cord causing my laptop to crash to the ground. (My second laptop in Thailand has damaged the same way.)
Many malls in Bangkok have small repair shops. But for something like this, I wanted the best option since I have so much data that I didn’t want the risk of losing.
I had a pretty good idea where to fix this problem, but I wanted to see what others had to say as well. So I do what I always do when I have a question about Thailand, I send out a message to three people who have lived in Thailand 10+ years each and see what they say. Here are the responses:
Response 1: Pantip Plaza
Response 2: Pantip
Response 3: Pantip P
Well, that made my decision a little easier!
For those of you that have never been to Pantip Plaza, this is the mecca of electronics in Asia. This is an entire shopping mall with 100+ stores / shops selling only electric products and services.
Just like anywhere in Bangkok, you can take a taxi, but if you are in high traffic times – that may not be the best options.
You can also take the BTS (train) to Chidlom. From there it is a 10 minute walk on Ratchadamri Road or a 2 minute taxi / tuk tuk ride.
Long story short, I was able to put back together my laptop, but it still wasn’t charging. I took it to Pantip Plaza and something was cracked where I plug the charger into. So they took apart the laptop, replaced that part on the motherboard, and put it back together again.
Ta-Da, I have a working laptop again for 800 baht (24usd). Not bad at all…