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Broken Laptop Screen - Please Help!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bluetaboo, May 4, 2010.

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  1. bluetaboo

    bluetaboo Thread Starter

    May 4, 2010
    Ok Im not sure where to start really but if anyone could help me i would be very greatful :)

    i dropped my laptop ( ACER Aspire 5633WLMi, Aspire 5630 ) and now the screen is broken, half of it has gone black and cracked and im not sure how to fix this.
    any advice / tips etc anyone?

    Many Thanks,
    Blue ;) x
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
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    Hi Blue, and welcome to TSG.

    The display screen is replaceable. It can be a do-it-yourself project if you have some basic tools and don't have a problem with taking the computer apart and, more importantly, putting it back together correctly. A Google search for the computer model number and the word screen should find someone selling them.
  3. Knotbored


    Jun 5, 2004
    If nothing is shorting out then get a cheap (or free) standard monitor and use it as a desktop PC until you get repair parts. Nearly all laptops allow for plugging one in.
  4. sflwebguy


    May 3, 2010
    The same thing happen to my Acer notebook I got my screen from Ebay turns out the guy has a store in NY was only 40 dollars. Extremely easy to replace.
  5. jp1203


    Jul 20, 2005
    Sadly to say, the LCD is the most expensive part of most laptops, and even if you do it yourself, you may not find a replacement for less than 200 dollars.

    A good bet is to find someone selling the same or nearly the same laptop with, say, a dead motherboard but a good screen. Otherwise, as sflwebguy said, E-Bay can be helpful--just pay attention to seller ratings!
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Check eBay, many times you can find spare parts there.

    If you can't find the screen for a good price, I'd be looking into a replacement laptop, you can have a pretty nice laptop for $500.
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