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Robin
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and the screen is fucked, it looks like its cracked, and theres a big purple splodge at one side

anything i can do? or do i have to buy a new laptop?

new screen maybe? or is that not possible?

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quote:
Originally posted by robmarriott
and the screen is fucked, it looks like its cracked, and theres a big purple splodge at one side

anything i can do? or do i have to buy a new laptop?

new screen maybe? or is that not possible?




im not sure how to do it, but i beleive you get people who can replace the screen but its gonna cost you abit
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as the laptop was only 350 quid, would i be better replacing it?

just when i can least afford it
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which laptop is it? brand etc....?

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hmm i think the job costs around 150 - 200 to do ( labour and parts )

Im not sure tho, i suppose it depends where you get it done.
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thats the damage, obviously you cant see it that well, but its fooked.
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its not permanently on a blue screen, obviously, that was just for illustration of the damage
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fucking hell mate, need screen jobbie. Check the yellow pages for some independant person to quote you up.
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Replace the laptop Rob, to replace the screen is gonna cost a small fortune.
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I'd replace the laptop mate.

As said replacing the screen alone could cost you as much as 200. You could get a decent 2nd hand laptop for 250 off the bay.
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otherwise, it may be a job for Seizure Man
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New screen, this will only get worse and worse, used to have fun with broken ones at work, pushing the black liquid about the screen
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You should be able to fit the screen yourself, most laptopos are just a few screw and push in connector
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I'm gonna see what the house insurance people say. it would be easier to replace it.

its not got any worse since last night though.
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Yeah im pretty sure if you find a decent computer hardware specialist you should be able to buy a new screen but no idea on price.
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If you have a VGA plug on the back of your laptop. you could just use a monitor from a PC if you have one lying around and dont use the laptop on trains etc


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i use it round the house a lot, wirelessly, so a moniter isnt really an option

its alright anyway, i can still use it, its just not perfect

i'll get onto the insurance people, get them to send me a claim form and get a dell one
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quote:
Originally posted by Adam
You should be able to fit the screen yourself, most laptopos are just a few screw and push in connector


Yeh replace a few laptop screens at work on Dell laptops and HP's

Unclip where the power buttons are along the top will be the socket to plug the screen in and a screw for the earth!

Unscrew/ unplug these, undo the screws holding the screen in place (plastic screen covers)

swap screen over DO NOT TOUCH parts of it usually labeled also 100% wear a static wrist strap if handling a screen!

Then reverse the process!

Takes about 30mins to take old one out and new one in so just try and source a screen on ebay



Screens usually go for about 100+

[Edited on 10-08-2006 by Daniel_Corsa]


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