Laptop Screens

  plantzzman 18:23 29 Nov 2003

Iam thinking about getting a Laptop as my current PC is a steam powered MESH ELITE Pentium 166 MMX which I got back in 1997 if I remember right.
Iam leaning towards ROCKDIRECT currently but as yet have not done alot of research.
I have one concern.A few people I know have had screens fail on laptops they have owned.While I guess this isnt a problem with Laptops while under warranty what happens if the screen fails after the warranty is up? Is it something that can be repaired without a major trouble or is the laptop dead-other than maybe linking upto a full sized monitor?

  DieSse 20:51 29 Nov 2003

If the screen fails it's a major problem!

  Djohn 20:57 29 Nov 2003

Laptops are like desktop machines in the sense that any one individual part may fail to work, but they can be replaced or repaired the same way, just a little more difficult to get to the parts and usually requires professional attention rather than DIY for most of the hardware.

As you say, while under warranty there will be no problems with sending back to the manufacturer, out of warranty then usually a small independent repair shop is your best option. Where I live in Norwich, there is a Laptop specialist who does repairs for a very reasonable price. It may be worthwhile you looking in your local directory to see if your home-town has the same. j.

  Djohn 20:58 29 Nov 2003

DieSse is correct regarding the screen. This is probably the most expensive part of the Laptop. j.

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