She bought the laptop just over a year ago which I guess means the warranty has run out. She switched it on last week and got a blue screen telling her something or other....sorry, I can't remember exactly what it said.
Anyway I tried to put things right via Google searches but didn't want to mess about with it too much in case I lost her stuff. So I suggested she take it to a computer guy she's known since they were kids....he lives around the corner from her mum.
This she did....despite him being a pleasant chap I think he's a bit of a shark. He's now had it for a week and every time she phoned him he says he's awfully busy....in other words he's got bigger fish to fry. He always charges her the going rate so it's not as if she expects to get it fixed for nothing.
Anyway, today after he refused to answer her calls he got back to her and told her the hard drive is f'cked and it'll cost her 4000 pesos to fix it.
Any of you in the know about such things have any idea if he's at it or not?