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    Advise on replacing a broken laptop screen

    Does anyone know how to go about replacing one, a friend has been to the local computer shop and they have quoted her £150 second hand and £300 new.
    So yet again i said dont worry i will look into it for you as i knew someone on here would have good advise on where to get it done cheaper

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    i'm not sure you'll get the screen repaired cheaply. i just had a 12" screen replaced and including collection, repairing and returning to me it cost £381 incl VAT.

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    has she got contents insurance with accidental damage?I had a damaged computer £100 excess now have a new computer 3 times as good as my broken one.

    it can be pretty simple, ive done it a few times, theres a few guides on the web which show you, ill try finding it for you

    What make of laptop is it?

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    £300 buys you a brand new decent spec. laptop from DELL with money left over......

    If it's out of warranty and the cost of a new screen is relatively significant (you can't go to PC World and buy a new screen...) don't bother, sell it as spares / repair and get a new laptop with a warranty.

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    its a toshiba. She stood on it and broke it and is going to see if she can get a new one but she hoped she could replace this screen and her daughter use it. Im not sure on the size

    vixygwim;2489467

    If it's out of warranty and the cost of a new screen is relatively … If it's out of warranty and the cost of a new screen is relatively significant (you can't go to PC World and buy a new screen...) don't bother, sell it as spares / repair and get a new laptop with a warranty.



    i agree with that. laptops are getting cheaper by the week so best will probably be getting a new one.

    I've replaced a few laptop screens recently and the screens cost me around £100 after postage, Their usually fairly easy to replace and shouldn't take much more than 10min to replace them. I suppose £150 for a second hand screen fitted isn't too bad. It depends how much you value your laptop though, If its high spec and worth a few bob then I'd replace it.

    You could sell it spares and repairs and get a new one?

    Have you thought about doing it yourself? I'd take it to bits and have a look at the screen and see how easy it is to remove it, If you feel confident enough you might surprise yourself..!!!

    Once you've got the cover off the screen is usually held on by a bracket each side and have a flat pull out cable near the top and another couple of wires near the bottom.

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    i'm not sure you'll get the screen repaired cheaply. i just had a 12" … i'm not sure you'll get the screen repaired cheaply. i just had a 12" screen replaced and including collection, repairing and returning to me it cost £381 incl VAT.


    Blimey! Was your laptop a super spec new one then as you can get a very decent laptop brand new for around that amount?

    If not sell it as a damaged screen so long as works fully otherwise and someone may buy it to use as a cheap desktop.

    If you wanna use it as just a computer you could just hook it up to an external monitor

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    Thanks all i will see what she says
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