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Dark spot on laptop screen

by oregoncountry / July 14, 2011 12:00 AM PDT

my laptop screen has a dark, black with sort of purple outline around it. I bought this second hand(Dell Studio, Vista SP 2)and it had what looked like water under the screen on a small spot on right. Even as I am typing this the size of the dark spot is now shrinking. I figure it is just the screen going bad and probably no fix for it. If I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any at all as they say:)

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Reads like a bruised LCD panel.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2011 3:07 AM PDT

If it works, the cost may be more than some will pay. If you google YOUTUBE LAPTOP LCD REPLACEMENT you find not only examples of how to change it but sellers of said panels.
Bob

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thank RP
by oregoncountry / July 14, 2011 4:31 AM PDT

I will just use it til it doesn't work anymore. Can't afford to buy anything to fix and not a new laptop for sure:) Thanks for your input, Denise

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May be easier than you think
by scurvychef / July 17, 2011 4:06 PM PDT

A new(used) screen can be bought for 80 dollars or so. cheaper if you stalk ebay enough. you'd be surprised how easy they are to change out too. tons of videos on how to swap out the screens on youtube as well. I am definatley a novice comp repair man but I wouldn't have an interest if I didn't give it a shot on my Dell E1505. It is 5 yrs old and has had several parts put in now. saved me Hundreds of dollars in the end and your laptop isn't even that old! Wink

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replace
by quyduy1992 / July 19, 2011 11:45 AM PDT

Replace your laptop LCD is the best solution

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