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How to Fix a Cracked Laptop Screen

What can I do about a cracked laptop screen?

A cracked screen is a frequent occurrence, especially when such damage can be caused by simply holding your screen too tightly. Unfortunately, there is no cure, per se, for a cracked screen: such damage requires you to purchase a replacement. To do this, you’ll need to remove the cracked screen to locate the part number, (which you’ll need to purchase an appropriate replacement and, which you’ll find on a sticker on the back of the screen.) Below, you’ll find detailed instructions on how to remove your cracked screen, and, on how to fit your replacement.

How to remove (and fix) a cracked laptop screen: a step by step guide

Step one 

First, purchase a replacement screen for your machine from a reputable supplier. Then unplug your laptop and remove the battery. Next, take a small screwdriver and carefully remove the front bezel, proceeding to remove the cracked screen. (Take care when removing the damaged display so as to avoid injury.)

Step two 

When removing the cracked screen, you should find a cable to the right, (behind the laptop screen hinges,) which connects the damaged display to the laptop’s motherboard. Carefully remove this cable, making sure that you work methodically and cautiously. Fix your new screen in place by performing the above instructions in reverse.

Step three 

Congratulations, you have successfully replaced your cracked laptop screen!


*Disclaimer: As with any repair you choose to undertake, cannot be held responsible for any damage caused to your device during the replacement/repair process. If you feel anxious or unsure about completing this repair yourself, it is best to err on the side of caution.

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