broken laptop screen, how to fix and what cost?

  athenrye 00:27 15 Mar 2008
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my friend has broken her laptop screen, can it be replaced by usor does it need to go into a shop?

anybody had to do this and got any ideas or tips
cheers
will

  MAJ 00:44 15 Mar 2008

Yes they can be fixed or replaced, athenrye, but I would suggest, it would be better for 'the shop' to do it as a screen isn't cheap. You could try someone like Laptech. click here

  LastChip 00:48 15 Mar 2008

Unless it's a fairly valuable laptop, it's almost certainly not a viable proposition.

The manufacturers approved repair facility should be able to offer an estimate. This could act as a benchmark to get other estimates from local repairers.

As far as "doing it yourself" is concerned, it depends upon your level of ability and whether you can source a replacement screen.

Keep in mind, new low-end laptops from well regarded manufacturers can now be bought for under £300.00p. This makes repairs almost a non-starter.

  athenrye 01:18 15 Mar 2008

thanks
ill have a look
cheers
will

  GANDALF <|:-)> 08:48 15 Mar 2008

Household insurance.

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  mpsmith7 09:34 02 Nov 2009

It is possible to get any laptop screen replaced cheaply. There's no point in getting a new laptop, just when you have all your work, pictures, games, music etc saved to your computer. All that time and effort has to be worth a LOT!

Mine broke last Monday, so I looked around and found a company called Ace Support in the UK that could do it quickly and affordably. I sent it to be repaired on Monday and had it back on Wednesday, that has to be a record...

Good luck with yours, whatever you do.

  tullie 09:39 02 Nov 2009

How much were the repairs?

  jaritch 10:50 02 Nov 2009

As Gandalf says, try your household insurance. I broke mine last year and was covered and got it replaced.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:41 02 Nov 2009

Cambridge Laptop repairs click here also have a good reputation from people on this forum that have used them.

If you know make and model we can often find repair techniques on the net

for instance click here

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