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LCD Backlight on my Acer Travelmate 2480-2513

It seems that the Lcd backlight on ny Acer laptop in not working,I need to know if it can be repaired and at what cost?

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This will be a problem with either the screen inverter or the screen. If it's the inverter you're looking at $30 to $50 for the inverter plus labor. If it's the screen $150 to $200 for the screen plus labor.I would calculate the labor in as well, but labor rates vary from area to area. The labor rates at my shop are $45/hr. If you were to bring it to my shop I would only charge 1 hour labor for this. Other shops may charge more, but I wouldn't let them charge more than 2 hours labor, this is a fairly simple job and shouldn't take more than an hour.

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