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    Question Broken Laptop Screen

    I'm not sure what happened, my son was playing with the laptop, he shut the screen and now there is a thick white vertical bar on the right side of the screen. At the bottom is a big black circle and with in the white bar is a bunch of colourful lines.

    Is there any way of fixing this other than replacing the screen? If the screen does need replacing is it straight forward enough to do on my own? I have a HP laptop, but I also have an old broken Acer laptop, could I use the Acer screen on the HP (I don't think the screens are the same size)?
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    Sheena, based on what you said, the LCD itself is damaged. The only real way to repair that is to replace the screen. You wont be able to use a different display then the one HP uses, as connector, sizes, screw holes, adhesives and all those things are in different locations with each brand. Try some local computer shops but stay away from the places like Staples and Best Buy (way overpriced). It may end up being about $250-700 for the repair.

    Sorry to hear about the laptop, buy a monitor and keyboard, and you could have a desktop for the kids as well. (If repairs cost more then buying a new laptop)

    Always, always, always back up your computer data before sending it to any shop. It is not worth losing pictures and more.

    Have a good one.
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