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Backlight gone on laptop!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by powers, Oct 28, 2005.

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  1. powers

    powers Thread Starter

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    Hi
    I wonder if you guys can help me, I have a siemans laptop and have been told that the backlight on it has broken!! Do you have any idea what I can do with it and how much it will cost
     
  2. bonk

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    About $30 for the part and $90 to install it was the last quote I saw.
     
  3. powers

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    Hi

    Thanks for the quick reply, do I just need to take it to a computer repair shop?
     
  4. bonk

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    Well phone them and see if they do that type of work first I would say.

    Of course it maybe something else too as well as the backlight.

    How old is the laptop??
     
  5. powers

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    Nearly 2 years old, why don't these things happen under guarentee?
     
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    Nothing happens under warranty. And usually if you buy the extended warranty, still nothing happens. :) If you paid with a credit card, you might check to see if the card gives an 'extra' warranty period over the one the manufacturer has.
     
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    I'd also insist on a repair quote before turning them loose. It may be some other component, and be more than you want to spend on a two year old laptop.
     
  8. powers

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    Thanks guys
     
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