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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

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    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

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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