Posted 19 December 2008 - 09:10 PM
I went through a similar problem with a customer's HP laptop, a nice DV9000/17 inch screen. It had the NV graphics failure, it was out of warranty by almost 8 months.
I figured I would contact HP for the client instead of them paying $500 for a mobo and labor. Sure enough after about 45 minutes on live chat with HP, they decided to fix it for free and sent a FedEx box to return it for repairs/mobo replacement.
Toshibas, at least the few Toshiba laptops I have experience with, have been a PITA to work on and find parts for. Don't get me started on Sonys.
I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)
3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)