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Broken Laptop Screen


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#1 Sterling14

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 11:15 AM

My friends dad got a laptop from a friend because the screen was broken. It must be pretty nice since the guy said it cost him like 900$ a year ago. Anyways, what are the options for fixing this? Could he get like a a new laptop case and put the whole motherboard, hard drive, etc. in it? If something like this is possible, is it worth it? Also, his dad is in Iraq right now, so if its not really fixable he doesn't want to ship it since it will probably cost a lot. Thanks!
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 12:53 PM

There are a lot of sources on the net for replacement screens. I've also had a good amount of luck with eBay lately for laptop parts. It might be something as simple as the wiring crimped and broke that's snaked around the hinge. What's the make/model? If it's a decent laptop, it's worth the fix
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 05:48 PM

Well, my friend doesn't know much about the laptop really. He has to talk to his dad about it again. So for now we don't know the brand, what exactly happened to the screen, or really any other info. We think the screen probably got cracked or smashed though. Could he just get a barebones laptop that has similar specs, and put in the parts?
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 06:01 PM

Is it possible? Maybe. Is it probable? No. Plus I don't think your solution would be cost effective
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