Laptop screen replacement

Discussion in 'SMB' started by safcforever, Jun 13, 2019 at 2:12 AM.

  1. safcforever

    safcforever Striker

    just dropped my laptop and cracked the screen pretty bad
    It’s a vaio touchscreen so I can still see the screen but it’s impossible to do anything.
    Are they easy fixes that I could do myself? or would I have to take it to a shop?

    Or should I just get a new laptop? There’s a lot of stuff on there I need so I’ll have to fight that battle later
  2. FootballFan

    FootballFan Striker

    I've done that job myself before more than once, its possible to do yourself but you need to find the exact screen replacement for the laptop model you have.

    Sympathies, its a right pain in the arse.
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  3. bennett83

    bennett83 Striker

    Just YouTube on how to swap the screen out on your exact model of laptop. If it's an easy as taking out a few screws and not bonded in then it should be quite straight forward, remove the damaged screen first and search for the screen model number on ebay, could be as little as £30-40. Failing that a local computer shop could sort you out, it's a 15-30 minute job at best
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  4. super noodles

    super noodles Winger

    I took mine to get replaced when the screen broke. It looked doable, but incredibly fiddly and seemed like a pretty big risk if I got it wrong for the sake of saving a bit of cash. If you're not already thinking of replacing your laptop, I don't think it's worth it for the sake of a screen.
  5. Teed

    Teed Striker

    I've replaced two screens on laptops a Vaio and Acer, both were a doddle.
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  6. houst69

    houst69 Striker

    piece of piss
  7. PTR

    PTR Striker

    Take the hard drive out, then take it to a shop - unless you really fancy doing it yourself.

    Out of interest, how old is it, and what are the specs? It might not be worth it.
  8. anth

    anth Winger

    usually depends on the model, but everyone I've done has been pretty straight forward. What model is it?
  9. safcforever

    safcforever Striker

    I’ve had it like 6 years but it’s still in great more than fast enough and in great condition (except the screen because I dropped it yesterday)

    Is it possible to replace it with a cheaper screen, like a non-touchscreen
  10. PTR

    PTR Striker

    Fair enough, I'd recommend you get a quote from a computer shop, maybe the one next to the Terminus?
  11. bonsai

    bonsai Midfield Lost Magpie

    Should be easy enough to do, most prob videos on youtube giving you step by step instructions.

    What's the model number?
  12. safcforever

    safcforever Striker

    Decided to give it a go.

    The “geek” in the computer shop was a fucking dick. Telling me “replacing the screen won’t do anything” and that “actually I want the digitizer replacing”
    That’s all good but can you fix it and how much?
    “It’s over 5 years old, so it’s worthless” made the decision easy. I found one on eBay for $45 so I’m almost certain there’s a tread coming in 2 weeks asking how to change a screen :lol:
  13. townieftm

    townieftm Goalkeeper

    Was literally about to create the same thread. Im not too fussed about replacing the screen on mine as I have just bought a new one, but need some files off the smashed one, is it possible to get access to what was on desktop, even though I cant actually see whats on the screen?
  14. anth

    anth Winger

    plug in a monitor to the laptop, the image will replicate onto that letting you sort your files easily. Alternatively, you can pull the hard drive out and plug it into another computer.
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  15. townieftm

    townieftm Goalkeeper

    Never thought of that, cheers mate
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