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Screen has cracked

Hi! We've had our laptop for less than a year and I'm not sure if it is defective or not but I came home after work to use it and opened it and the screen had a small crack in the uppper corner. Recently this crack has grown and taken over the whole screen and we can no longer use the laptop. We are not sure if this is covered by warranty or not since we just bought the laptop this year brand new, or what we can do. We've looked around at new screens but cannot find one less than $291.00. We don't really want to have to spend anymore money on this laptop and hope that this would be covered under the warranty. Please let us know! Thank you!

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Re: Screen has cracked

The only way to see if the laptop is still under warranty is to contact Toshiba directly. They have a warranty information site online at:

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