How to fix a broken laptop LCD

Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope
Broke laptop computer LCD screen

Unfortunately, one of the most expensive parts of a laptop computer is its display and if it breaks, there is not much an end-user can do to fix it. If your laptop display is cracked, broken or otherwise physically damaged, we suggest you contact the laptop manufacturer so it can be sent in for repair. Another solution would be to take it to a local repair shop, but they not be as experienced with your particular model.

Alternatively, if having it repaired is too expensive and it's only the display that is damaged, the laptop could still be used if an external monitor is connected to it.

If you prefer to try and fix the broken LCD yourself, you would need to get a replacement LCD screen and take the laptop apart to remove the broken LCD and install the replacement LCD. Doing this will require more advanced knowledge about laptop computers and how to take one apart and put it back together.

Tip

You may be able to find instructions on the Internet to help with taking your laptop apart, replacing the LCD screen, and putting everything back together again.

Note

Some manufacturers will not sell replacement LCD screens to end users. You may have to purchase a replacement screen through a computer parts retailer or through an auction website like Ebay.