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My xbox screen has gone black with white dots on the screen, i am out of warranty, how much would microsoft charge to fix this?

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Your looking $75- $150 depends on where you go this can be fix though you just need to shop around repair shops do not fall for internet scams and send your unit to anyone that is not well established company with a heck of a good track record please do not fall victom- thanks please rate.

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