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interested in any direct purchase link or links to a used or refurbished Averatec 3200 laptop or equivalent

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Hi Everyone;

         I am interested in any direct purchase link or links for an Averatec 3200 series laptop or one of equivalency.  Since the laptop will only be used to type papers for college, surf the internet, and check emails, I don't believe anything high end will be needed.  With that point in mind, if we can possibly get a link to an economy laptop which is $100 or less, that would be great.  If a used laptop can not be found within that price range, then, we will certainly take a look at anything else which is provided.  

             In closing, we look forward to hearing back from everyone regarding this question.

            Thank you.

             George
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Hi George,

Sounds like your repair project has been abandoned :-)      The Averatec 3200's on e-bay seem to sell for ~ $150 based on recent auctions;  but you MAY be able to get this one for less, since it doesn't have an installed OS:  http://cgi.ebay.com/Averatec-Laptop-Computer-3200-series_W0QQitemZ290326322322QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_comp_laptop?hash=item4398cc1c92&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1234%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

... on the other hand, there's always some risk with e-bay purchases -- you have to trust that the seller is accurately describing the product.    But if you're willing to take that risk, you can often get some pretty good bargains.

By the way, did you buy a new power jack for the laptop you were trying to fix?      If not, you may want to try simply replacing the jack rather than working with the original one.    Might be a lot less expensive than replacing the laptop -- if I understand your current state of affairs, it's working fine except for a rather extreme sensitivity to movement of the power connection -- is that right?    If so, here's a replacement jack for $6:  http://cgi.ebay.com/DC-Power-Jack-For-Averatec-2100-2200-3200-6200-7100_W0QQitemZ150354896308QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2301d9a5b4&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1234%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A2%7C294%3A50
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Hi Gary;

         Thank you for the links and your shared input.  After carefully weighing everything and realizing there are no guarantees, I decided to attempt replacing the DC port of the laptop myself.  While I appreciate the link given on ebay regarding the great price on a DC port, I decided to purchase from this link http://www.laptoprepairparts.com/html/dcjack.asp
When it comes to purchasing pc components or peripherals, I prefer to deal with a company.  Often on ebay, transactions are carried out with a person and often does not include any warranty or support.  However, when dealing with a company, there are more options or avenues to explore if problems or unforeseen obstacles present themselves.

           In closing, I greatly appreciate you helping me throughout this project, Gary.  As you probably know, I am needing to build my confidence along the way as I undertake the technical project.

            Many thanks for your past and continued help.

            George
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