9 months ago
Last edited at 11:34PM on 3/25/2013
It would depend on what's wrong with it. Something in the computer is making it act that way. You could need a new graphics drive, a new screen, a new hard drive, or just a virus removed. The only way to find the problem and find the cost is to take it to the store. Some may be able to offer you an estimate before you decide to go with them, so ask before you hand it over.
One thing I can suggest is plugging an HDMI cable into the output of the laptop and plugging the other end into a tv. That way, maybe you can find out if its the monitor or just a registry error before you send it away for three weeks.
It can be a tricky question, some places charge a flat rate of repair, no matter what is wrong with the laptop, it could be simple thing like a broken wire or a faulty switch, or it could be the whole screen is no good. If you can get a lend of a monitor and plug that into your computer just to see if the laptop is still working, then you know you computer is still alive and healthy then you know the screen is the problem part.Any decent laptop repairer will charge you a minimal fee to check it out, then add repair costs and extra time on it, but atleast you can get a quote on it.