Is it possible and cost effective to replace a 3 year old laptop screen?

by on January 6, 2010

Q: What are my friend’s options to a laptop screen pushed too far back where there is no display now? Can this be repaired or is it trash? Thanks. PS: This would be on a three year old HP 17in display laptop.


2 Responses to “Is it possible and cost effective to replace a 3 year old laptop screen?”
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    See this answer for some information on screen repair/replacement. If the screen was pushed too far back your friend may just have some wires that got pulled loose inside the laptop. Here is an article on DIY screen repair/replacement: http://www.askageek.com/2009/04/27/is-it-possible-for-me-to-replace-the-screen-on-my-laptop/

    Taking apart a laptop can be risky if you’re not familiar with taking things apart like this. This laptop should an a VGA plug on the back, so it can still be plugged into an external monitor and used that way, or plugged in to the external monitor so you can get any important files off the laptop in case the repair goes totally bad.

     
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    Thanks, I completely overlooked the external monitor possibility. Yes, that is a great recommendation to allow us to backup or download files before exploring the repair screen step if that is feasible.