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Broken laptop screen :/ by JesseM
Started on: 02-20-2011 08:47 PM
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Report this Post02-20-2011 08:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JesseMClick Here to Email JesseMSend a Private Message to JesseMDirect Link to This Post
I fell and landed on my bag with my laptop in it. The screen has a bunch of cracks in it, and some blacked out spots... What should I do?

P.S. PIP isn't working so I can't post a pic right now.

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Report this Post02-20-2011 08:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87antuzziClick Here to Email 87antuzziSend a Private Message to 87antuzziDirect Link to This Post
buy a new screen.
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Report this Post02-20-2011 08:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ls3machSend a Private Message to ls3machDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by 87antuzzi:

buy a new screen.



Usually about $50 on ebay. Just go real slow when putting it back together. Make sure to note any of the connectors that you unplug.
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Report this Post02-20-2011 08:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RWDPLZClick Here to visit RWDPLZ's HomePageSend a Private Message to RWDPLZDirect Link to This Post
In the meantime, laptops usually have an external display connector, so you can hook it up to a monitor.
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Report this Post02-20-2011 08:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JesseMClick Here to Email JesseMSend a Private Message to JesseMDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by RWDPLZ:

In the meantime, laptops usually have an external display connector, so you can hook it up to a monitor.


Thats what I'll do for now.

as for the rest of you! thats kind of common sense lol, of course fix it, I just dont really know electronics very well...
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Report this Post02-20-2011 08:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DeLorean00Click Here to Email DeLorean00Send a Private Message to DeLorean00Direct Link to This Post
Its not the end of the world. As other have posted, just change it.

I have done about 5 in my life. And I can tell you the hardest hands down was a Apple Powerbook G4. But if I can change them, anyone can. I have found that most laptop have a step by step guide to replacement of the screens somewhere on the internet.
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Just because this thread needs photos. I just changed this last week.

I did the impossible and killed a Toughbook!!

It went from this,



to this.



And now its fixed. Took me 30 minutes, and I was taking my time.
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Report this Post02-20-2011 09:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RWDPLZClick Here to visit RWDPLZ's HomePageSend a Private Message to RWDPLZDirect Link to This Post
Geeze what'd you do, shoot it?

Changing out a screen is a lot easier than replacing the backlight bulb. For some reason 3 out of 4 Thinkpad A3x laptops I've had all came with a broken backlight.
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Report this Post02-20-2011 09:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ls3machSend a Private Message to ls3machDirect Link to This Post
I just want to say, that is a damn nice looking H1.
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What's the make/model?

I replace, on average, 1-3 laptop screens a week where I work and it's to the point that unless it's a Mac, I can almost swap them out in my sleep. I would be careful as a lot of manufacturers have up to 3 different screens for each model of laptop based on trim level, and you may have to pull the screen out and order the replacement off of part number to ensure you get the proper screen.
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Report this Post02-20-2011 10:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DeLorean00Click Here to Email DeLorean00Send a Private Message to DeLorean00Direct Link to This Post
The toughbook suffered a dead touchscreen. And being that the toughbook is nearly waterproof everything is sealed. So replacing the screen involved breaking the old one. Its was funny because my toughbook is nearly mint and has zero wear yet the touchscreen died. But hey I got a new screen panel for free as it was under warranty.
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Originally posted by RWDPLZ:

Geeze what'd you do, shoot it?

Changing out a screen is a lot easier than replacing the backlight bulb. For some reason 3 out of 4 Thinkpad A3x laptops I've had all came with a broken backlight.


The backlights don't seem to last long anymore. I have an old NEC with Windows 98 and the backlight is still good. Also have a Compaq with Vista that was just out of warranty when the backlight failed.

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Report this Post02-21-2011 12:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for tbone42Send a Private Message to tbone42Direct Link to This Post
I have an old Dell Inspiron 1500whatever from 2004.. and it took a tumble off the table during an argument with my wife. Instead of just picking it up, I was so pissed, I picked it up and punched it and destroyed the screen, while screaming "Does it look like I give a **** ??!!!!" I proved that, at the time, I didnt. Ahh.. good times.

It looks like someone shot it as well.

The rest of the laptop works just fine, it just needs a new top/screen. Thanks for posting some solutions... I will be fixing it up relatively soon so she can have a "new" work PC to run her film editing sotware on. I would have never even thought to look for a repair solution until I read this thread. Good stuff.
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Report this Post02-21-2011 12:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for JesseMClick Here to Email JesseMSend a Private Message to JesseMDirect Link to This Post
HP pavilion DM1Z....

about 3 months new :/
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Originally posted by JesseM:

HP pavilion DM1Z....

about 3 months new :/


With that being a new system, and not just in the terms of purchase date, that screen may set you back considerably more than any of us has suggested. According to what I've been reading, it was only released at the end of January...
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