If the screen of your laptop is damaged, it doesn’t mean that your entire computer is as good as dead. Provided that the only issue is the broken screen, you can save some money if you replace it instead of investing in a new laptop. Most shops for laptop screen repairs will ask you to pay at least $150. However, you can spend almost half of this amount if you do the repair yourself.
Here is the step-by-step DIY guide to follow:
Step 1 — Collect the Supplies
First, you need to find an exact screen replacement for your laptop. The easiest way to do this is to carry your damaged computer to the local shop to ask for its screen replacement. Alternatively, you can search online for the replacement using the laptop’s model number. Regular screens cost $50-$80 on Amazon or eBay. On physical stores, you can still negotiate the price even further or ask for a discount.
Secondly, you have to collect the tools and accessories that you’ll need to change the laptop screen. They include:
• A magnetic screwdriver
• Safety pin
• Puffy knife
• Small container
• A working bench
When you don’t have them and opt to purchase from a local store, don’t forget to ask for a ‘bulk purchase’ discount. This can save you a few bucks in the end.
Step 2 — Prepare the Laptop
Start by ensuring that the laptop is unplugged from the power source and the battery is removed. Then, place it on the working bench alongside the other supplies.
Step 3 — Remove the Damaged Screen
• Use the safety pin to remove the stickers that conceal the screws that are holding your old screen. Put the stickers aside since you’ll need them later.
• Use the magnetic screwdriver to unfasten the screws that are holding the damaged screen. Place the screws in the small container.
• Disconnect the video cable and remove the old screen from the laptop. Put it aside.
Step 4 — Do the Replacement
• Use the puffy knife to remove the bevel that’s covering the new screen.
• Unscrew any screws that may be holding the screen before taking it out.
• Fix the replacement on the computer face-down and reconnect the video cable as it were before.
• Fasten the screws as they were and reattach the stickers.
• Fix the battery correctly.
With these simple steps for DIY laptop screen repairs, your old laptop will be looking just as new. In the long run, you’ll have saved yourself some considerable amount of money and time.