Good morning all,
My friend's son dropped his laptop last week and the damage appears to be a hairline crack underneath the bottom right of the 15.4" LCD. This has rendered 70-80% of the screen non-viewable.
The laptop is out of warranty so no chance of a replacement, other than through insurance. His missus says she's got to check to see if she's got accidental damage cover.
Anyway, I'd like to make the laptop somewhat usable and as it has a VGA-output can hook it up to a monitor. The thing is I can't see a damn thing on the screen to be able to select 'Clone' in the lousy S3 graphics options, it's currently using an external monitor as 'alternative space' or whatever.
I've looked into universal (as this laptop is a no-brander) 15.4" screens and off the bat the cheapest looks to be around £70-80 and that's before I even attempt to install it.
Other than removing the HDD, copying the data then getting rid of the parts, is there any other good way this laptop can be salvaged for less than the price of a new LCD?
Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks!