Even if you handle your laptop with extreme care, accidents can happen. A cracked LCD screen will cost you, but maybe not as much as you think. Instead of replacing the whole computer, you can spend about £195 and replace the screen yourself.
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Things you need
- Replacement LCD screen
- Small screwdriver
Turn off the power to your computer and unplug all cables connected to it. Remove the battery, if one is installed.
Locate the covered screws around the cracked screen. Remove the rubber or plastic covers, then unscrew the screws.
Gently remove the plastic frame around the cracked screen and set it aside. Disconnect any power cords or cables going into the LCD screen.
Remove the cracked screen and slide the new screen into place. Replace any tape or plastic fasteners that hold it in place.
Reconnect all internal cords to the screen. Screw in the frame and replace all the screw covers.
Reconnect the power supply and all external cables to the LCD screen and switch it on.
Tips and warnings
- Be sure your replacement LCD screen matches your manufacturer's model number.
- Be sure there is no power supply going to any electronic device that you work on.
- Allow your screen to cool for at least a half hour after using your computer before you attempt to repair it.
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