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Old January 29, 2012, 07:56 PM
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Default Toshiba tablet crappy screen cracked DON'T BUY!

Hi,

Just to let people know, I bought a Toshiba tablet for xmas 2011 (they're called THRIVE in the States, and just Toshiba Tablet here in Canada). A nice 16GB 10.1 inch tablet running Android 3.2 for $399 CDN.

To make a long story short, the screen cracked without the device being dropped or anything. My daughter plugged the power connector-in while holding the tablet with one hand and.......holy jeez. CRACK! After a month of use....never been dropped, never exposed to temperature changes...

I started to scour the net for solutions and other occurences of the same situation. It seems that quite a few people have issues with cracked screens on those.
The glass used on the tablet is low-quality and shatters too easy. TOSHIBA denies all responsability/manufacturing defects for everybody that tried to get a free replacement. They sell replacement parts, but the bezel/window combo part is selling for $160+shipping and you have to swap it yourself....If you send the device to Toshiba for factory repair, the cost is $290....OUTRAGEOUS!

Anyway, just don't buy it...and if you're still interested in buying, do a research on Toshiba Thrive cracked screens...

Just to let people know!
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Old January 29, 2012, 09:45 PM
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Thanks was looking at that spicific modddel . :(
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