Laptop screen

(5 Posts)
lottie63 Sun 31-Mar-13 21:22:23

Think my laptop screen is damaged. How much for a new one, does anyine know?

nannynick Sun 31-Mar-13 21:55:13

Depends what it is, it may be around £100 including fitting, though could be more if it is a costly screen. Example: Dell Inspirion 1545 lcd screen

lottie63 Sun 31-Mar-13 22:32:51

Thanks for link. It s a Dell Studio. Looks like it may be about £50ish. Wondering if there's a way of fitting it myself

nannynick Mon 01-Apr-13 11:49:57

Look on youtube to see if there are any videos showing how. I used to do laptop repairs, many years ago now, fiddly and very small screws. So if it were me, I would pay a local shop to do it.

NetworkGuy Mon 01-Apr-13 11:59:49

If you have a spare monitor then as a stop-gap (if you had work needed in a hurry and cannot waste time leaving laptop at a shop) then many laptops (esp the up-market models) can feed a TV | monitor using a VGA cable, or have an HDMI output to go into a modern TV.

There is often a function key combination to switch from using the laptop display to either (a) laptop and external displays being active, or (b) external display active, laptop display is turned off.

These modes are primarily for someone doing a presentation, where the output might be connected to a big TV or a projector so a group of people can see the screen output (and if both laptop and projector show the same, the presenter can be facing the group and see what's being shown to the group, while still being able to enter text, and use the mouse / pointer.

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