How to Fix a Cracked LCD Screen

Even if you handle your laptop with extreme care, accidents can happen. A cracked LCD screen will cost you, but maybe not as much as you think. Instead of replacing the whole computer, you can spend about $300 and replace the screen yourself.

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A cracked laptop screen doesn't mean you need an entirely new computer.

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Turn off the power to your computer and unplug all cables connected to it. Remove the battery, if one is installed.

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Locate the covered screws around the cracked screen. Remove the rubber or plastic covers, then unscrew the screws.

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Gently remove the plastic frame around the cracked screen and set it aside. Disconnect any power cords or cables going into the LCD screen.

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Remove the cracked screen and slide the new screen into place. Replace any tape or plastic fasteners that hold it in place.

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Reconnect all internal cords to the screen. Screw in the frame and replace all the screw covers.

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Reconnect the power supply and all external cables to the LCD screen and switch it on.