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Topic # 32093 12-Apr-2009 11:59
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Does anyone have any idea what it would cost to get the backlight on a laptop replaced?

I am trying to determine if it is worth getting fixed or not. Fortunately I am still able to use the laptop with an external monitor, but it is not very mobile


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  Reply # 206542 12-Apr-2009 12:44
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Well A good start is how old is it?

if its 3-5 years old it may just be a chance to get a new one.

but if its under 3 years old I would personly take it into a repair center and get a quote for repair.

remembering you can get a base line laptop these days for $700.

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  Reply # 206567 12-Apr-2009 17:32
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I guess my question is :

Has anyone had previous experience of getting the backlight repaired and if so, what was the cost?

I would take it in for a quote, but no doubt there will be a charge involved so I thought I would ask here to use others experience and knowledge.

Given that my laptop is out of warranty I have to decide whether the cost is worth it or whether to look at saving the expense and looking at a new pc.


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  Reply # 206592 12-Apr-2009 20:40
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Last time I had one repaired was an Acer, acer themselves did the repair.  Think it cost $150 and took them a couple of days.  Customer was more than happy. 

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  Reply # 206605 12-Apr-2009 23:00
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Last one I did I think we charged around the 250 mark, tube had to come from the UK and it was a fairly labour intensive fix.

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  Reply # 206610 12-Apr-2009 23:20
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what model is the laptop?

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  Reply # 206639 13-Apr-2009 10:53
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Model of Laptop is HP Pavillion DV1603TS

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  Reply # 206640 13-Apr-2009 11:00
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Are you sure its a backlight fault not the inverter gone?

If it is a faulty backlight you will be looking at $50 -100 for a part + 1-2 hours to install.

If it is an inverter, Your looking at around $100 for the part and a hour to install as this is doesnt require the whole screen to be taken off on this model.

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  Reply # 206646 13-Apr-2009 11:11
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Is there any easy way to determine if it is the backlight or the inverter?

I'm used to dealing with desktop pc's not laptops.

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