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kvndoom
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Replaced my first laptop screen

Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:46 am

It wasn't that bad at all to do. Karen's 17" Toshiba laptop had a broken screen, courtesy of her pain in the ass son, which the closest shop estimated about $250 to repair. I found the screen on Amazon a lot cheaper, so I figured it was worth a shot. Worst case we could take the screen we had already bought to a shop and just pay a reduced labor rate.

I would say it was no harder than replacing a desktop power supply. Lots of screws, but only 2 plugs to worry about. And works like a charm.

Next eventual project is to replace the screen in her son's 15" Dell laptop, which he ALSO broke. :roll: My incentive for that one is that it becomes my laptop once it's repaired. :D

(on a side note, we kicked him out)
"No I don't want the Ask toolbar! No I don't want Bing as my default search! No I don't want to make Chrome my default browser!"
"Good grief, man! WHAT are you trying to install on that poor computer?"
"Antivirus."
 
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Re: Replaced my first laptop screen

Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:14 am

Welcome to the party! Toshiba's, Dell's, and HP's, are dead easy to fix.

Sony's and Apple's are an absolute PITA!

kvndoom wrote:
(on a side note, we kicked him out)


Sounds like an older kid, time he learned not to break stuff! Good for you!
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Re: Replaced my first laptop screen

Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:27 am

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Re: Replaced my first laptop screen

Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:49 am

Asus and Acer are easy too.
 
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Re: Replaced my first laptop screen

Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:23 pm

Heh, that's a coincidental necro... I did the Dell last week. :lol:
"No I don't want the Ask toolbar! No I don't want Bing as my default search! No I don't want to make Chrome my default browser!"
"Good grief, man! WHAT are you trying to install on that poor computer?"
"Antivirus."

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