Last November I started getting the bar code screen, and then it would vanish. December the laptop died, I took it to a authourized dealer and was told the graphics card and it would be aprox. $900.00 to fix. I have not had the laptop for very long, no real gaming, not on all the time, and I kept it clean.
I called toshiba and was told that it was to late and I would have to pony up the cash. It hadn't even been four
(4) years and the GeFource 7800, 512mb was gone. I don't mind paying for something, but at least it should last longer than 3 and a half years?
I went on line and it seems that I am not the only one with this problem. I have 4gig of ram installed to compinsate for the hard drive.
I am a disabled vet, on a limited income of just under $1000.00 per month. I don't think it is right that I should pay for something that shouldn't have happpend to begin with. I can't afford to get it fixed, let alone get the cash to do it. Toshiba should make it right, they are suppose to be one of the best manufactures out there, and the longest of laptops.
I would apprcialte any help at all, I've done my part and now I am disabled,
any help at all is better than the way I have been treated so far.
It took me four years to get the laptop, now I have had to barrow one.
PS: the internet states that i am one of many with the same problem, Toshiba should make a effort to help us.
Edited out the Serial number information. Under no circumstances should you post the serial number of your computer. It is fine to post the make and model number as that can be helpful.
This post has been edited by coastie65: 17 April 2010 - 03:52 PM