How to Fix a Cracked LCD Screen

By Joseph Eitel

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Replacement LCD screen
  • Small screwdriver

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Tips & Warnings

  • Be sure your replacement LCD screen matches your manufacturer's model number.
  • Be sure there is no power supply going to any electronic device that you work on.
  • Allow your screen to cool for at least a half hour after using your computer before you attempt to repair it.