Broken screen on laptop

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Broken screen on laptop

Post: #73134 Andy Hamilton
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:06 am

I stupidly picked up my laptop by the screen yesterday and bust it. Can this be fixed? I think the LCD has been shattered or something as a small section of the screen works and there is a big white patch working down the screen where the display should be. I am hoping I can find the guarantee and am covered!
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Post: #73135 Shirley
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:26 am

No idea... but you could use it temporarily if you've got a free standing pc monitor.
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Post: #73137 bogit & legit
Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:53 am

ochhh that sound like an insurence job to me,maybe claim on your household insurence.

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Post: #73172 Andy Hamilton
Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:22 pm

bogit & legit wrote:ochhh that sound like an insurence job to me,maybe claim on your household insurence.

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What household insurance :( Yep I think I can use it with a monitor for a bit.
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Post: #73218 pskipper
Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:30 am

E-bay often has replacement LCD screens from stripped down laptops!

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Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:54 pm

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Post: #74305 Super.Niki
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:25 am

try keeping it on for a while (I know, not very eco-friendly...) it might just need to "come back to life"... if not definitely claim on the insurance!!

Unless you can fix it yourself if you get a replacement screen, the cost of fixing a laptop is astronomical because they break so easily once opened...

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Post: #74307 wulf
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:39 am

If you do find that you can't fix the LCD and have to stick with an external monitor you lose the portability but at least you can console yourself with the fact that laptops tend to be much more energy efficient than most desktop systems. The exceptions (like my very cute little friend, the Mac Mini) tend to be built using laptop-type technology but without the built in I/O devices.

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Post: #75955 Andy Hamilton
Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:16 pm

Well I opted for the most eco-freindly and got it fixed. They used a screen off a laptop that had totally broken so I am quite happy that my stupidity did not add to the lines of production. Still it cost me 175 quid so the happiness was rather short lived. Makes me thing that a years household insurance might be the way forward.

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Post: #76070 eccentric_emma
Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:25 am

im going to show this thread to my dad as he insists on picking up his (and mine when i lend him it!) by the screen. maybe the cost of £175 (and probably more) will put him off!

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Post: #78564 Andy Hamilton
Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:56 am

eccentric_emma wrote:im going to show this thread to my dad as he insists on picking up his (and mine when i lend him it!) by the screen. maybe the cost of £175 (and probably more) will put him off!


Please do I was actually quoted a lot more than that from other places.
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