Do I need a new motherboard and screen after dropping my laptop?

by on July 6, 2010

Q: I have dropped my laptop and now the screen is black. I can plug it into a separate monitor and everything works okay. I took the laptop to my local repairer who told me I needed a screen and a new motherboard. I asked why a motherboard? I told him I could plug into a monitor and everything worked okay. He told me it needed changing as it was faulty. Is he trying to pull a fast one? All I was going to do was buy a new screen but am not sure now. He tells me to buy a new laptop!!


One Response to “Do I need a new motherboard and screen after dropping my laptop?”
  1.  

    I suggest you get a second opinion, you might be fine with just the screen replacement. Even then it might just be a loose damaged cable.

    Try and have them show you the damage or why something needs to be replaced.