My Panasonic Let's Note CF-W5 laptop is about 3 years old. Very recently, the screen went near completely black on me. I can barely -- but just -- see the icons. For the past couple of weeks, I noticed some flickering happening on occasion. Today, while using it, the screen went dark. Then, after re-booting, it came back moentarily and went black again. Now, it is just black everytime I re-boot.
I have a limited warranty remaining. The exact same thing happened to my Toshiba laptop a couple of years ago and I use it connected to a monitor as a desktop.
What is the problem and is this going to be an expensive repair job? Depending on the estimate, may I need a new laptop?