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    How much to fix a broken laptop screen?

    Have a Toshiba Laptop, dropped from reasonable height. Slight damage from outside + screen no longer working. Laptop working via external monitor ok. How much do you reckon for a replacement screen assuming that'd fix it? Including parts and labour + delivery costs etc.

    15.4" screen. Unsure of model no. as laptop not here, just need rough price!

    Thanks.

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    Original Poster

    Oh, and rough time to fix?

    Also no chance of warranty, they'll see damage right? (not me asking this question before you judge!)

    depending on laptop model etc you're looking at expensive!! easily £100 just for the screen if not more then labour, vat and delivery on top. looking at £200 or so I'd say.

    Was quoted £ 150-200 About 2/3 years ago

    Your better off just buying a new one mate :-)

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    Original Poster

    umanga;7236579

    depending on laptop model etc you're looking at expensive!! easily £100 … depending on laptop model etc you're looking at expensive!! easily £100 just for the screen if not more then labour, vat and delivery on top. looking at £200 or so I'd say.



    waterloo;7236601

    Was quoted £ 150-200 About 2/3 years ago



    Cheers, apparently the computer guy has a company that will fix it for £150. I told them that sounded cheap to me as I would hazard a guess that the screen itself would cost around that, then add on labour, delivery etc. Maybe £200 or so?

    Anyway, I suggested they could buy a 19" standalone monitor for under £100 and have the problem fixed straight away without having to send the laptop away and wait for it to return (they use it as a desktop, not a laptop anyway).

    Original Poster

    Pr3cious18;7236615

    Your better off just buying a new one mate :-)



    Yeah, I said at £200 odd they might as well pay a bit more and get a brand new machine that they know hasn't been dropped from a great height!

    Original Poster

    stuartsdog;7236670

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    Didn't happen at home, and even so the excess and extra premium would outweigh it pretty quickly I would think.

    I just gave up on the fix it was not the best laptop anyway so i bought a new one.

    Its pretty easy to do, but you may be better of selling the laptop as it is if your not techie minded.

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    h_360;7236798

    Its pretty easy to do, but you may be better of selling the laptop as it … Its pretty easy to do, but you may be better of selling the laptop as it is if your not techie minded.



    I'm techy minded. It's not my laptop tho.

    Problem is that I don't even know whether replacing the monitor would fix it, it could be something further up the fodd chain?

    Benjimoron;7236826

    I'm techy minded. It's not my laptop tho. Problem is that I don't even … I'm techy minded. It's not my laptop tho. Problem is that I don't even know whether replacing the monitor would fix it, it could be something further up the fodd chain?



    Check how much a new laptop is, if its worthwhile fixing then buy the part. Worst case scenario is you return the replacement screen if it doesn't fix the fault.

    If the laptop is working correctly with an external monitor then it would probably be fine with a replacement internal monitor if you purchase a complete TFT unit as it's just a cable going from the motherboard to the monitor. My concern would be that the shock may have damaged or loosened other components in the machine (particularly elements of the cooling) which may not show up initially, also parts of the hinges on the laptop itself may also be damaged and wouldn't be repaired with a new laptop screen.

    I'd check to see if you can get a secondhand one, if it's a reasonably common model you may be able to get a cheaper screen salvaged from a failed laptop (such as blown processor/motherboard) otherwise £150 is pretty good if that's the fitted cost.

    John

    Why not repair it yourself, I replaced a screen recently on a Packard Bell and it only took 5 mins! I found a tutorial on how to replace the screen, got the part number off the back Googled it and bought a new screen off fleebay, it was only £54 including free next day delivery. Seriously, give it a try cos if the laptop works on an extrenal monitor then its just the screen.

    jasperchico2;7237105

    Why not repair it yourself, I replaced a screen recently on a Packard … Why not repair it yourself, I replaced a screen recently on a Packard Bell and it only took 5 mins! I found a tutorial on how to replace the screen, got the part number off the back Googled it and bought a new screen off fleebay, it was only £54 including free next day delivery. Seriously, give it a try cos if the laptop works on an extrenal monitor then its just the screen.



    +1

    I've done this twice, Once for my wifes laptop and then for my auntie's, However the screens cost £83/£100ish respectively.

    Their pretty easy to do and lots of the screens are the same, Just get the part number and and google it.

    did the same to my daughtrers lappy that was a toshiba. got the new screen off ebay and put it in my self. never done it before, was pretty easy to do. costs 60 quid ish including delivery.
    got mine from this seller they also offer repair service *************.co.uk/not…tz/

    didnt work on the oher post here it is again *************.co.uk/not…tz/

    cant make it work for some reason.

    Original Poster

    THanks for the input guys, would do it myself but it's not my laptop, it's someone else's work one so I'm not getting too involved!

    Benjimoron;7237952

    THanks for the input guys, would do it myself but it's not my laptop, … THanks for the input guys, would do it myself but it's not my laptop, it's someone else's work one so I'm not getting too involved!



    Can their work not fix it? Most are covered with excellent warranties, or they shell out for the repair.

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    Pr3cious18;7236615

    Your better off just buying a new one mate :-)


    +1

    it will be very expensive so not worth it unless laptop is worth more than £300
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