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Cracked (looking) Monitor?

by Stillwaking / January 31, 2013 3:19 AM PST

I'm not sure what caused this really... One moment, I was using the laptop fine. I closed it and placed it beside my bed when I was finished, and then my brother came to use it. He opened the laptop up however and it looked like this:

It looks, obviously, quite broken. The monitor itself is not cracked, but whenever the laptop is opened it remains on this shattered looking screen.

Is this fixable? Should I just assume my laptop's is completely broken?

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As a test you get to the BIOS screen and if it's broke, it
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2013 3:40 AM PST

It will show there as well. It's a common failure and you can find LCDs on amazon, ebay, craigslist and natch, the laptop's maker sites for sale. Figure under 200 to fix.

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by Stillwaking / January 31, 2013 3:44 AM PST

I'm not sure I understand this answer. You say it's some kind of failure?
Can I manually install this LCD you're talking about? <div>


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by Stillwaking / January 31, 2013 3:48 AM PST

what's a BIOS screen?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2013 4:00 AM PST
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But that question means you need to take it to a shop or a friend that repairs such things. I don't want to upset you but my prior answer is not a good one for those that don't know computers.

In this case, you want to get it fixed for you. Figure about 300 to 400 for the repair now.

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No problem. :)
by Stillwaking / January 31, 2013 4:06 AM PST
In reply to: Sorry

I've been told it has something to do with the interior monitor and can be repaired like you said, only everyone's cost rate seem to be varying from 100- 400$ at this point. : / 400 being probably about how much I payed for the laptop itself.

Anyway thank you for the replies. I'll have to look into some repair shops.

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