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LDJBluebell
LDJBluebell Community member Posts: 19 Listener

Hi

Please can any one offer advise. I have had my laptop for 9yrs. My screen upon start up is full of fuzzy lines and black splodges. I have severe artheritis. I have just been given notice to leave private rented property as they are selling. I need the laptop to access social housing sites and I use it to speak and type. Is there anywhere that anyone knows that offer free laptops. Thsnkyou

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  • Cantilip
    Cantilip Community member Posts: 289 Empowering
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    Who's around today, @Adrian_Scope I replied to this several hours ago. It was all good sterling stuff, some links I'd found to free computers for the disabled and those on UC. I'm guessing something triggered the spam filter. Could you check please?

  • Cantilip
    Cantilip Community member Posts: 289 Empowering
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    You might try
    COMPUTERS FOR THE DISABLED has been a registered charity since May 1998 and it's still the only charity of its kind in the UK.

    Our mission is to help disabled people and the elderly communicate and participate in their day-to-day activities by providing them with used laptops, iPads and iPhones. Since we began, we have supplied over 4000 computers and parts to both individuals and organisations. We've offered advice to many more…..All we ask from you is to cover any costs that our charity has spent when providing a laptop for you. We don't want anything extra, what it costs us is what it will cost you, it's as simple as that.

    Which I guess might be the cost of petrol delivering.

    http://cftd.co.uk/

    If you're an older person you might try Age UK. I know they distributed laptops to folks during the pandemic.

    Free Laptops & Computers For Adults & Low Income Families

    There's a list of several organizations at

    https://www.charityexcellence.co.uk/free-uk-laptop-schemes/

  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,392 Online Community Programme Lead
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    Hello @Cantilip, looks like our spam filter is being over zealous again! All sorted for you.

  • Cantilip
    Cantilip Community member Posts: 289 Empowering
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  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,809 Trailblazing
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    What version of Windows does your laptop run ?

    You may want to try A FACTORY RESET - before replacing it ?

    This will reinstall windows as if it is a brand new laptop

  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,712 Championing
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    Do you have any repair cafes that meet up at a local library or council rooms at all? They can often look at and repair a lot of different kinds of electronics. They may not be able to fix a broken laptop screen unfortunately but if there's another issue as well they could help.

    Your local library does also often have computers for use if it's accessible to you!

  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,809 Trailblazing
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    It doesn't sound as if the screen is physically damaged - probably just corrupt software - so a reinstall of windows should sort it out…..

    Mind you - a 9 year old laptop is probably needing a new battery as well - so it may not be salvageable ?

  • egister
    egister Posts: 120 Contributor
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    I think it's a blow or pressure injury. In any case, older Windows do not provide Internet security