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Laptop Screen

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Blade-girl, Jan 3, 2006.

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  1. Blade-girl

    Blade-girl Thread Starter

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    Of course everything has to go wrong at christmas. On christmas morning I was walking down my parents' stair with my laptop open in my hands (I know stupid stupid stupid, but I had not saved an exam I was working on) I lost my balance and dropped my computer to save my a**, which resulted in the screen literally broke of the rest of the computer. I guess since I don't have much experience with computers that my question is; Do anybody know if the computer can be fixed? And if it can if it would be so expensive that it would be more wise to invest in a new? :confused:
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    The econonomics of repair vs replacement would depend on the age of the laptop, actual level of damage and availability of spares.

    What make model of laptop?
    Sounds like the hinges have gone, has the screen fractured as well?
    Has the wiring been torn out?

    There is a high probability that moe damage has been caused than is visible, so unless its a very expensive late model laptop, I would make a wild guess that replacement may be better long-term than repair?
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I have to agree that it's going to cost substantial cash to fix that, even if the screen survived. I suspect it may not have survived...
     
  4. Blade-girl

    Blade-girl Thread Starter

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    Actually the screen did survive. It was ripped from its framing in the one side, but the screen held up. The wiring were ripped out, but I don't thing they are broken.

    But it is an old model 3½ year old Toshiba Satellite, -almost a veteran :)
     
  5. Lurker1

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    You probably need to take it to a dealer for an estimate.

    Or you may be able to find an identical case that has other problems for sale on ebay and just replace the case yourself. How are you with screwdrivers?
     
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