There are various shops in Computer Village Ikeja, Oshodi and many other locations in Lagos and states in Nigeria that sell clean and perfectly working fairly used laptop computer at affordable prices. But the question is how many of these fairly used laptops are of quality and durable. The latest prices of London used laptop and PC will be listed here for people who need to purchase quality uk used laptop computers however note that the price can change over time so I advised you visit the sellers shops for current prices of these electronic devices.
Buying Quality Affordable Computers
Finding a quality fairly used laptop to buy can be hectic most especially computer village ikeja where they have been several reports of customers purchasing fake and substandard products and when an attempt to return the products is made, the sellers always make up excuses to frustrate a buyer.
Customers are therefore advised to ONLY purchase fairly used products from reliable sellers at trusted shops or online from a reliable online retail store like as JUMIA.
How to Check the Quality of Fairly Used Laptop (UK Used) Before Buying
Below are some precautions to take before buying fairly used laptop and PC in any shop. I will like to give credit to udemzytech for these tips.
- CHECK THE USED LAPTOP SCREEN AND FLEX
The screen is one of the important part of the laptop,it is fragile and can get broken easily. Apart from that there are other things that can damage the screen.
You need to watch out for dents, burn in, white dots and inner stains that can never be removed, if you noticed any of this in the screen of the used laptop, you can easily tell the seller to help change it.
The flex which is also call signal cable connect the screen to the motherboard, without this flex the laptop screen will not display any character, to check if the flex is working well, bend the laptop hinges forward and backward for like 3-5 times.
If you notice any reddish sign on screen, or screen goes blank then the signal cable is faulty, also note that screen going blank can also be a faulty screen.
- EXAMINE THE LAPTOP CARCASS AND HINGES
The fact that you’re buying a used laptop doesn’t mean the carcass should be bad, look out for any body dent or broken parts before purchasing, also make sure the hinges is not loosen or broken as it might damage the screen or the down carcass on the long run.
- CHECK ALL THE USB PORTS AND CHARGING PORT
It’s adviceable you check all the USB port of the laptop you intend to buy, to test the USB port, an external keyboard or external mouse is the best option to use.
Connect the external keyboard to the ports and click the window key or caplock button, if the responsd on the laptop then you’re good to go, also make sure the USB 3.0 is driven in other for you to test it too.
The charging port is also important, connect the charger and make sure it’s not shaking.
- LOOK OUT FOR BAD KEYBOARD
Whether you want to use your laptop for graphic design, programming or chatting, you’ll need a keyboard to perform this task.
In other to make sure the keyboard is working fine, search for notepad and press all the keys in the on the keyboard to confirm they are working, also check the function keys too expecially the boot menu and set up key.
- ALL DRIVERS MUST BE DRIVEN
Drivers act as a translator between the operating system and the hardware, without the drivers being installad built in device like UBS 3.0, Wi-Fi, touchpad and bluetooth will not work.
You can easily check is the drivers are not yet installed by following this steps:
- Press the windows + E button
- System properties
- Device manager
Look out for any yellow sign, if there’s is any then that part is not get driven.
- OBSERVE THE BATTERY LIFE
This one of the thing some people fail to observe when buying a used laptop, the backup of a system is very important, test the battery by playing a music or quickly watch a 20-25min movie to see how fast it drop.
Connect a charger and make sure the battery percentage increases and it’s “plug in charging”.
If you see “battery not detected or pluging not charging” then request for another battery.
Note that “plug in not charging” might be the charger fault or motherboard, that’s why it’s adviceable you test the charging.
- ASK FOR A GOOD CHARGER,CHORD AND INVOICE
The reason most laptop get damage is due to bad charger, when the charger get burnt it will affect the charging IC of the laptop and in some cases damage the motherboard which may result to buying a new motherboard or laptop.
Always ask for original charger in other to avoid unnecessary stories.
I have seen a situation where, an invoice is written without the serial number of the laptop, just writing the laptop configuration or seeing the office address is not enough, the serial number of the laptop is very important.
Make sure it is written on the invoice ,and it is correct. You can locate the serial number at the back of the laptop, inside the battery compartment or setup menu.
Features to Check on Used Laptop Computers
Also before making payment check that the following features are installed and working perfectly;
Wireless (Wi-Fi Connection)
DVD-RW / CD Re-writable
500GB Hard Disk Drive
4GB Memory (RAM)
Local Area Network
Genuine Window with Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Data Card Modem Slot for Internet Browsing
Card Reader Slot
4 USB Pots
Changeable Window of Your Choice (Window 7/8/10)
Complete English Soft Keyboard
Clear and Bright Screen
Screen Size (15.6″ Widescreen)
In-Built Scroll Up And Down Pages
Head Phone Port for Internet call
Connectable To Home Theater
Clean Black Body Cover
Microsoft Office Suite Fully Installed
DVD / Movie Players Fully Installed (Home Entertainers Edition)
3 to 4 Hours Battery backup
Internet Protocol (IP) Shielder for Online
Adobe Flash Player
3D and HD Movie Player
Blackberry / Nokia PC Suite
Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox Browsers
Windows Movie Maker
All In-One Movie and Music Converters.
Price List of UK used laptops in computer Village
HP Folio 9470m – Intel Core i5 vPro – 320GB – 4GB – Keyboard Light – ₦100,000.00
Dell Latitude D410 – 60GB HDD – 2GB RAM ₦25,000.00
DELL XPS 14z Thin and Powerful Core i7 With Integrated Keypad Light ₦88,000.00
Dell Latitude E6400 – Intel Core 2 Duo – 160GB HDD – 2GB RAM – Red Top – ₦40,000.00
Dell E6410 – Intel Core i5 – 160GB HDD – 4GB RAM – Red Top – ₦55,000.00
Dell Latitude E6410 – 14.1″ – Core i5 – 160GB HDD – 4GB RAM – ₦55,000.00
HP Elitebook 8460p – Intel Core i5 vPro – 320GB HDD – 8GB RAM – Keyboard Light – ₦75,000.00
13.3″ Apple Macbook with Factory Fitted Charger and Laptop Bag – ₦55,000.00
Dell Latitude E5420 – Intel Core i5 – 320GB HDD – 4GB RAM – Keypad Light – ₦57,000.00
Apple Macbook – 13.3″ – Intel Core 2 Duo – 160GB – ₦46,000.00
JUMIA Fairly USED Laptop Price List
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