How to fix a cracked LCD screen

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How to fix a cracked LCD screen
A cracked laptop screen doesn't mean you need an entirely new computer. (Laptop image by Marek Kosmal from

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

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  1. 1

    Turn off the power to your computer and unplug all cables connected to it. Remove the battery, if one is installed.

  2. 2

    Locate the covered screws around the cracked screen. Remove the rubber or plastic covers, then unscrew the screws.

  3. 3

    Gently remove the plastic frame around the cracked screen and set it aside. Disconnect any power cords or cables going into the LCD screen.

  4. 4

    Remove the cracked screen and slide the new screen into place. Replace any tape or plastic fasteners that hold it in place.

  5. 5

    Reconnect all internal cords to the screen. Screw in the frame and replace all the screw covers.

  6. 6

    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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