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How to Fix a Broken Laptop Screen

A laptop allows you to carry your work and work from anywhere. You can also enjoy listening to music and even enjoy watching a great movie through your laptop. A laptop is thus an important device that helps you store important information and acts as a great source of entertainment. Moving with your laptop from one place to another puts your device at risk of being stolen, getting lost or even getting damaged. The screen of the laptop is the most sensitive part of the laptop. Dropping the laptop might result to cracking or breaking of the laptop screen.

Fixing a Broken Laptop Screen

When the screen of the laptop is broken you have several options to help solve the problem. One of the options is to attach the laptop to an external monitor if you need to use your laptop urgently. You can also choose to buy a new laptop or opt to fix the broken laptop screen. To fix the broken laptop screen follow the tips below.

Removing the Broken Screen

To remove the broken screen, disconnect the power supply and remove the battery of the laptop and examine the bezel around the screen. Carefully remove the bezel to access the screws that hold the LCD panel in place. Remove the rubber cushions that hide screws that are underneath. The rubber cushions may not be present in all laptops, it is therefore important for you to examine the bezel of your laptop so as to be able to open the laptop and remove the broken screen. After you have removed the bezel of the laptop screen, the LCD mounting brackets are exposed. Unscrew the screws that secure the LCD mounting brackets to the lid. Disconnect the cable connecting the screen to the keyboard. Laptops made with a LCD with fluorescent backlights are likely to have two cables while the LED-backlit LCD laptops have one cable. Locate the manufacturer’s label and note the model number so that you can buy an exact match for your broken screen.

Installing a New Screen

To install the new screen, check if the new screen, mounting brackets and connector match that of your old broken screen.  Connect the new panel to the cable and position the panel in the lid. Secure the panel using the appropriate screws. Prior to attaching the bezel, test the new panel by reconnect the battery and power cable and turn the machine on. Check out to see if the display works. If it works, disconnect the power cable and switch off the laptop and reattach the bezel and any external screws and rubber cushions.

To unscrew the screws that fix the laptop screen, you will need to have a screw driver. Removing and replacing a broken laptop screen is not challenging and may not necessarily require you to have any technical skills. However, if you do not feel confident to open your laptop and remove the broken laptop screen and later replace it with a new one, you can take the laptop to a computer technician or seek assistance from someone who has skills in computer hardware to assist you in fixing the broken laptop screen.

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