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Cracked LCD Screen

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  1. varrd

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    I have a Gateway laptop modle6518gz with a cracked LCD screen . How can i replace the screen.
     
  2. Compiler

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    Buy a new notebook.


    Cost to locate the OLD screen and have it installed (labor + parts) will cost more than a $500~600 replacement unit.

    But you can still hook the notebook to a monitor and press the Fn key for external output.
     
  3. Gnomad

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    You should be able to get a new screen for $310 and install it yourself. You could also get a slightly blemished screen for around $180. I have bought screens from LCDs4Less
    It is really not very hard to replace the screen yourself here are instructions that show you how it is done.
     
  4. varrd

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    Thanks guys
     
  5. Elvandil

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    Try Ebay. I went looking for an old model to replace the screen on my laptop and ended up with a lot of 3 identical to mine for $25. They were missing hard drives and memory, but very good for parts and the processors were still there. I think I'll be able to build 2 running machines from the parts.
     
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    Agreed... if you're willing and or have the time to do so. $25 for parts notebook may not be a bad deal.

    I was looking at the notebook being quite a few years old. Walmart & best buy sells notebooks for $550~600 with 2GB RAM, 15' screens etc...
     
  7. varrd

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    I tryied the fn key nothing happends do I hold somthing else also
     
  8. Gnomad

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    You also need to press one of the F keys at the top of your keyboard, on my Gateway Tablet PC it is the F4 key.
     
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    Need to hold it down while pressing the display button. The Fn key on notebooks is for hardware control - it is OS independent. IE: Its not a Windows function. You can control screen brightness and volume control, numeric keypad, etc.

    Its like a SHIFT or ALT key. It does nothing unless you press it with another key.
     
  10. varrd

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    Thanks guys it worked
     
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