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Tolshiba back lit problems

Any idea on the cost of getting the back lit replaced on this thing?

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  • crichardson1 Jul 02, 2008

    I, too, have lighting problems. My screen is black so the computer is useless. I've asked at Office Depot and Staples and both companies suggest to send it to the main company for repair. I've had the computer 2 or 3 years to there's no warranty. I was told it would cost somewhere around $500 to $600. Ouch! Plus, where do you send it? What can I do in the mean time? I hate to purchase another computer but.........

    Thanks for any help you can give me.



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Should be under $100. Cost can vary from service center to service center

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