Question

Will my LCD screen leak get worse?

Hi, all. During an argument my ex-boyfriend forcefully grabbed my laptop by the screen while it was open. There is now great damage to the LCD screen. Although it is not cracked, there is a clear LCD leak taking up a good portion of the lower screen. I own a Vaio that is nearly 4 years old so it isn't worth it to me to replace the screen - it's sort of like it's "totaled" so to speak. Will the problem get worse while I save up to buy a new laptop? I HAVE to have a computer for school and just can't dish out the money in the immediate future.

Discussion is locked
Follow
Reply to: Will my LCD screen leak get worse?
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Will my LCD screen leak get worse?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
Answer
Probably

Probably, though it's possible that the crush damage will remain isolated to that specific area. It really depends on environmental factors. If the temperature gets high and/or low enough, that could cause the damage to spread, if you move the laptop that could cause the damage to spread, really there's just no way to know without really looking closely at the display panel.

Personally, I'd check around on eBay for someone selling the same model laptop for parts because something is wrong with it other than the display. You can probably get one pretty cheap if it's 4 years old and then you just need to find someone locally who can do the physical replacement. Put an ad on Craigslist or something offering $50 to swap the displays. In a college town, you're bound to have plenty of takers. If you can find a replacement panel for under $100, I'd say go for it.

- Collapse -
Answer
Hard to say

The damage is already done and basically you can't predict the future of it leaking. It'l l probably remain in said condition unless again something changes. If you don't know, you can connect an ext. monitor to the laptop to have a stable output, it just won't be as mobile with the attached monitor and cable. If you like google for laptop parts for your model# and see what's out there as "spares" or yet another similar laptop, maybe in your budget.

tada -----Willy Happy

CNET Forums