Razer Blade Owner's Lounge

Discussion in 'Razer' started by johnnobts, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. silverghost123

    silverghost123 Notebook Geek

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    Can anyone help me please, I cleaned the keyboard last night, sprayed it with what i now realise is a water based cleaner and wiped it dry. Unfortunately after cleaning it neither the keyboard or mouse pad/ buttons work.
    I took it down to my local laptop repair shop today and they suggested i take it apart and using Isopropyl (alcohol based) cleaner, clean underneath the keys in case some of the liquid has caused damage.

    I have successfully removed everything, mother board etc, and got down to what I think is the keypad/ mousepad but can't work out how to remove remove it for cleaning, has anyone done this and can they advise please.

    I used the following website where they took apart a 2014 model and it pretty much was identical. I have already put everything back together after checking connections etc, and it is the same. I was amazed how easy it was to strip it down, so hopefully if someone can confirm how to remove the keypad I should be good to give it a good clean.

    http://www.myfixguide.com/manual/razer-blade-2014-disassembly/

    Thanks
     
  2. RageBone

    RageBone Notebook Enthusiast

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    The touchpad seems to be glued in.
    The keaboard is screwed in with a lot of very small screws.


    Rage out.
     
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  3. Fungus99

    Fungus99 Notebook Consultant

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    I purchased a used razor blade pro 2013 and the hinge and loose to the point the lid flaps open when it its side. Also, the lids under hangs on the front when in the closed position. How easy is it to tighten/replace the hinges?
    There is also a pressure mark on the lcd. How hard is it to replace the lcd panel and it possible to upgrade the newer ips or 4k ips panel found on the newer models?

    Other issues I have to include:
    Backspace doesn't seem to work unless it is highlighted.
    Left click randomly stops working when clicking on specific icons when with a mouse.
    Wifi seems to drop out and very slow at times.
     
  4. kent1146

    kent1146 Notebook Prophet

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    Honestly, you are better off just selling this unit as-is, and buying a new / different laptop.

    First, I'd do a clean format & reinstall of the system, and see if that fixes the WiFi and mouse clicking issues. If you are lucky, those will be software issues.

    Everything else you mentioned is hardware related. Problem is, you're using a rare laptop, which means replacement parts will be harder to find.

    And while you technically could upgrade the panel, it isn't worth it. After you do all of the upgrades & repairs you asked about, you're still stuck with a 4-year old laptop with the performance of 4-year old parts. And don't forget that all of the other parts in the laptop are 4 years old as well, and are probably already severely degraded (i.e. battery), or are about to fail like 4 year old parts tend to do.

    Don't bother trying to repair this laptop. It's the equivalent of a total'ed car at this point. You technically could repair it, but the time & money it would cost to get you a functioning 4 year old laptop isnt worth it.
     
  5. Fungus99

    Fungus99 Notebook Consultant

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    I got it at a relatively cheap price. It seems after updating Windows fixed the issue however the weak wifi range and radom clicks when panning around with trsvkpad still exists. A replacement lcd is only $100 and the hinge shouldn't be too hard to tighten. Even compared to moden laptops, the haswell quad core cpu and and gtx765 isn't too shabby, comparable the the mid tier gtx960 from latest year plus the slim form factor is great. However i just decovered the usb ports are loose and the headphone jack is broken.
     
  6. David.P

    David.P Notebook Consultant

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    Gentlemen: a Blade 14 (2014) with QHD+Touch, i7-4702HQ, 8GB RAM, GTX 870M, 256GB SSD for $1000, is that a steal -- or rather just a normal price? (condition is very good)

    And btw. -- is the RAM upgradeable?
     
  7. kent1146

    kent1146 Notebook Prophet

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    100% absolute rip-off. It's a 4-year old used laptop with underperforming hardware. You could buy a NEW laptop that completely out-specs that 2014 Razer Blade in every department.

    The RAM is only 8GB, and non-upgradeable. 8GB is not enough these days. The CPU is acceptable, but you can do better. The GPU is underpowered, the SSD is small, the price is too high. It has an aluminum chassis and solid construction; but Razer support is abysmally terrible (if somehow it is still covered by some kind of warranty); and aftermarket parts for repair are impossible to find, if you need to perform repairs on your own. I would not pay more than $400 for that laptop, because you're not going to get more than another year or two of use out of it.

    Honestly, I would not buy a Razer Blade these days; nor would I recommend a Razer Blade to anyone. What made the Razer Blade special was that it was the most powerful laptop hardware you could buy in a 13" or 14" form factor. These days, with Max-Q laptops, finding a powerful thin-and-light gaming laptop isn't hard. Razer is probably THE WORST company for warranty / customer support out of any laptop manufacturer selling in the US. You used to just buy a Razer laptop because they were the best thin-and-light gaming laptops, and just pray that you never had to call Razer support.
     
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  8. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Virtuoso

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    Has a design flaw which causes the VGA bios to die out over time. Dont give in and dont buy it. You can get much faster laptops new for that price already.
     
  9. David.P

    David.P Notebook Consultant

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    Oh wow, thanks guys. Prevented me from making a big mistake obviously :eek:
     
  10. crx13

    crx13 Newbie

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    // Wrong thread
     
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