I posted on here back in August, about my BSOD laptop. This issue was resolved, and I have since had no issues. That is till the last week.
First it began with screen flickering whenever I log in. It will boot up fine and quick. Right when I get to the log in portion, it's fine as well. I put in my password and then the screen will flicker rapidly before going onto my account. Afterwards, there's absolutely no issues.
Then two days ago, I noticed a rather long black flicker-worried my laptop was going to either a) crash, or screen death, I panicked for all of two seconds before my desktop came on. At first I didn't notice anything, then caught on that my screen was significantly dimmer. Not in an entirely obnoxious way, more like when you unplug your laptop, and it's preserving power way, which is why it took me several minutes to figure out why my screen was bothering me.
I thought maybe it's unplugged. It wasn't.
Perhaps it's just the brightness dimmed. It's not that either.
I have a really sour feeling one of the back lights is busted and now I'll need to dish out even MORE cash just to repair that. And I'll be honest, I don't want to take it to my local best buy, because they usually find just "one more thing wrong" with it, that wasn't actually an issue. Or insist on putting on an anti-virus I don't want. And I've never had any great experience with laptops there.
Any suggestions or ideas?