Nobody likes to break their Laptop Screen! Particularly when you consider how expensive some of these laptops cost to purchase. On the lower end, you can purchase a new laptop for just a few hundred bucks and walk out the door in 15 minutes from places like Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and others. Amazon will even deliver one right to your door! For about $200-$300, you can go from computerless, to being online in short order.
For serious gamers, or serious high performance business users, engineers, designers and editors, higher end machines can go for thousands of dollars. Even when purchased used, you can still expect to pay a pretty penny. Take for example the Dell M6600 Workstation. This is really a mobile desktop impersonating as a Laptop. It has the long term durability, and high power performance of a desktop. New, this machine cost over $5000! Even used, with maxed out ram memory and storage, it can run you $750.
So what are you to do if you fall asleep working on the couch or bed, and your laptop slides off and the screen breaks? Can you afford to live without your machine for a few days or weeks while you ship it to a manufacturer?
Or do you take it into Geek Squad or someone else to fix it for you. Any of these options can work for you. You can also try fixing it yourself. There are number of website that are dedicated to helping you do just that – FIX IT YOURSELF.
Take for example one of my favorite websites: IFIXIT.com
They are a free repair guide site and have everything you need to fix just about any kind of broken laptop screen. They also have tools for sale. Once you get the tools you need to actually open up your laptop, you can then write down, or take a snapshot of the exact screen you will need, and then you can go shopping on eBay or Amazon for the EXACT part to replace your broken laptop screen.
Be sure to check out the seller’s reviews on either site before you hit that BUY button.
I have fixed thousands of laptop screens from our repair center, as seen in the photo in our website here. Once you fix a couple of the first model from any manufacturer, you kind or start to remember the problems you run into, along with the tricks you learn to overcome them. You should also consider using YouTube since they have a ton of how-to videos on there and you can get a step-by-step guide to fix any laptop screen that you need to repair.