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Should i fix screen on broken netbook before selling?

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I have a Acer Aspire One D250 6cell Netbook, that i got in January/February of this year - so about 9months old. it was accidentally sat on and needs a new screen which cost around £50 off ebay. … Read More
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
I have a Acer Aspire One D250 6cell Netbook, that i got in January/February of this year - so about 9months old. it was accidentally sat on and needs a new screen which cost around £50 off ebay.

But i was looking to sell it before the accident as we needed something bigger - either a larger laptop or preferabbly a desktop computer.

But now im not sure whether to sell the netbook as it is - or whether to replace the screen and then sell it. everything else with it was fine. I also do not know how much i expect to get for it as i know little about computers. So any infor would be much appreciated.
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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If you know little about computers, no disrespect but surely it all depends on your competence of being able to replace the screen in order to try and sell it as a complete unit.

If you have to pay someone to fit the replacement screen, then it negates any sort of extra cash you would be getting, and you would just be better selling the parts.

If, however, you are fine with replacing the screen, rehooking up the inverter and the LVDS cable to the mainboard, then I am sure you would get more money providing cosmetically the rest of the unit is in good shape.

Personally I deal with PC/Laptop repair, so for me something like this is an easy fix dependent on the costing of the parts.
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i couldnt replace the screen myself but know someone who would do it for free. and ive seens these screens selling for £50.

But i dont even have aball park figure of what i should expect for it. It was worth around £250 when i got it - and hasnt been used much. you seem to know abit about computers the cicobuff- do you have any idea?
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s_paul
i couldnt replace the screen myself but know someone who would do it for free. and ive seens these screens selling for £50.

But i dont even have aball park figure of what i should expect for it. It was worth around £250 when i got it - and hasnt been used much. you seem to know abit about computers the cicobuff- do you have any idea?


Difficult to gauge, all depends on Ebay, take a look at how much they go for second hand complete and second hand with broken screen, just taken a quick look and there is one with a broken screen currently at £29 with 3 days to go, so expect the price to rise.

If you broke it up for bits, you may find you could get more, but as with all computer components you would find your listings on Ebay would have to remain on for a long time until someone comes along that needs a "replacement motherboard", "case shell" etc etc....obviously things like the hard disk would sell easily...but once again it would involve someone having to break it all down for you into bits and the hassle of advertising "parts"

Seeing you have a friend that would kindly replace the screen for free, if you have it in good condition, particularly if you still have the box and all literature etc, with xmas coming round the corner, it might be worth the investment on a replacement screen and try getting around £160+ for it.
#4
thanks a lot. iv got all the boxes and documents - will get the screen fixed and then see what i can get!

Im just glad that theres alays seems to be someone that can help or give advice on here.
1 Like #5
I reckon you'd get more by replacing the screen and selling it as working.

Reason being is that people buying a broken one will have to buy a replacement screen. They will want the cost of the screen + the cost of the broken laptop to be a fair bit less than just buying one which was working.
#6
sell it as is you will not recover the £50 extra
banned 1 Like #7
i broke screen on my acer aspire one zg5 and replaced it myself, very very easy, if you wana send it to me i will do it for free if you cover postage mate not a prob

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