Any laptop screen trick?

Okay so, my laptop's screen is broken. However, half of it is still functional. Replacing my laptop screen is still out of my budget as of now. Will my laptop screen's broken area will spread throughout the whole screen? Also, are there any display tricks wherein I can only move the (whole) display of my laptop to the right side?

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Clarification Request
Is it actually "broken" as in physically?

Or just half the monitor screen isn't displaying properly? if the latter, replace the video cable that goes through the hinge.

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It actually is

It is actually broken, James.

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So far, no.

This question has been kicked around for years and for Windows, no. The usual is to plug in some external monitor until you can replace the LCD. LCDs are not as pricey as they were. Last time we did one was 99 bucks. A bargain compared to a new laptop.

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Needs repair...

As stated to you, plug-in an ext. monitor to the video port to have full video display. During that time, save for a repair and have it done if costs are worth the effort. In some cases, its a simple fix, of course you gave no clue of your laptop model#. Check on replacement costs and is some cases the vendor offers the way to repair method to get it done. Another way, if the laptop is an older model, find a similar model# say on Craigslaist or Ebay and buy and swap HD to it as if nothing happened as a yet another repair idea.

tada -----Willy Happy

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