Laptop screens are remarkably fragile!
While most modern laptops are equipped with an impressive array of design features to protect its innards from shock damage if a laptop falls on its screen – or even if it is jarred hard enough by a pointy implement! – it can easily sustain some form of damage.
In this quite guide, we’ll guide you through your options if you’re dealing with a damaged laptop screen. We’ll also offer some tips for properly diagnosing display issues.
And remember, if you ever need your laptop brought back to its former glory, iZeek Repair has you covered for laptop repairs. we repair phones, tablets and computers convenient located across home depot in Hamden.
When to Cut Your Losses and Spring for a New Laptop
Let’s start with what seems to be the most common question from folks facing laptop screen problems.
Should I just buy a new laptop?
We get why this question so often gets asked. Laptops seem so slender and fragile! Surely it’s way more trouble than it’s worth to replace bits of it!
While laptop screen repair and replacement are tricky procedures, they are cost-effective and practical alternatives to full replacement, provided you work with a technician who is suitably trained, and who has the right tools.
The only time we’d advise that you might wish to simply discard your old laptop is if it is extremely old, and you were on the cusp of purchasing a new one anyway. In this case, the cost of the screen repair may well be better sunk into the cost of a brand new cutting edge machine.
In all other instances, a laptop screen repair is definitely going to work out cheaper for you.
Know the Scope of Your Problem
Now, obviously, if your screen is cracked or has suffered some other obviously physical damage, you can be pretty sure why your screen isn’t working! However, some display problems might appear to be screen damage but actually have their root cause in other hardware failures.
Examples include screen flickering, a black screen, or regular screen-freezing. All these problems may originate in other parts of your laptop. Before going down the screen replacement path, it’ll pay to spend a little bit of time doing some detective work.
Some Simple Diagnosis
If you happen to own an external monitor at home, your first diagnosis step is easy. Plug your laptop into the monitor, and watch how it performs. If the external monitor displays the same glitches you observed on your laptop screen, this is a smoking gun that your problems aren’t actually screen-related.
This is valuable data when it comes to describing your problem, preferably to one of our friendly, skillful iZeek technicians!
Ruling Out Other Problems
So let’s say your display problems aren’t a result of obvious physical damage. You’ve plugged your laptop into an external monitor and you continue to experience display glitches. What next?
A good option is to run a complete malware scan on your laptop. Many problematic display issues are a red flag for malicious software, so it’s good to rule out as early as possible.
Let’s Get Down to the Moolah
By now, you’re hopefully broadly aware of why laptop screen repair is an intricate process, that’ll change a lot in scope depending on your laptop model and the nature of the damage.
No surprises then that the cost of repair can vary by quite a lot.
Costs of Screen Repair
Speaking purely in terms of averages, your average repair cost, all-inclusive, is around $50 to $300 depends on the model. It’s not the cheapest kind of repair, but it’s a far cry from the cost of purchasing anything but the most entry-level of laptops.
Generally, it makes a lot more economic sense to get the repair done than to scrap your laptop and buy a new one.
Finally, you always have the option to have iZeek Techs run a complete diagnostic on your laptop. it’s a great way to know, with absolute certainty, exactly what’s wrong with your laptop.
Moreover, we can give you a range of repair options, so you can know up-front precisely what needs to be done to fix your laptop, and how much it’ll cost.
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