LAPTOP SCREEN REPAIR!
What's more distressing than the sight of a cracked laptop screen?
If you've dropped your laptop, or dropped something on it, or maybe your pet stepped on it, and the screen has fractured, the situation may seem dire, but the diagnosis is easy. Connect an external monitor to your notebook via its VGA-out port to verify that the notebook's other components still work. If the laptop functions properly in all other respects, a new LCD may be all you need to get back to normal.
If you see gibberish, lines, or a solid color on the screen, connect an external monitor and switch to that display. If the problem persists on the external monitor, the issue is likely with your laptop's motherboard or video circuitry, not the display. If the external display works properly, the LCD or the cables leading to it are the likely problem.
Meridian will get your laptop screen repaired in a reasonable time and for an affordable price.
Unfortunately one of the most common issues a Laptop owner will experience is a damaged LCD screen. The good news is that we can replace LCD screens on all makes and models. We perform laptop screen repair for Acer, ASUS, Compaq, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, Samsung & Sony laptops.
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CAN A BROKEN LCD SCREEN BE FIXED WITHOUT REPLACING The Laptop?
Replacing a cracked LCD screen in an otherwise fully functional laptop is great for the environment and for your wallet.
can a cracked LCD panel Be Fixed?
Unfortunately the answer is no.
An LCD screen consists of a back-light assembly, LCD matrix and may include additional layers in front to add a glossy effect or to diffuse reflections and can also include a touchscreen layer over top.
Only several years ago replacing a CCFL bulb was in some cases an acceptable way to save money to fix a 5 year old dim LCD, but with the mass adoption of LED back-lit displays and a gradual phase-out of the traditional CCFL bulbs, a modern LED back-light almost never fails.
This brings us to the most commonly broken part of a laptop screen - the LCD Matrix. At the core of the LCD Matrix there are two glass substrates that form a sealed vessel for the solution of liquid crystals which form the image. Each pixel is chemically printed on each of the two glass planes, and each LCD pixel has three transistors in it called sub-pixels which turn transparent (reorient themselves sort of like window blinds) when an electrical current is applied. The light passes from the back-light though the sub-pixel onto a color filter showing one of the three basic colors: Red, Green or Blue. By mixing the intensity and combination of these basic colors each pixel is able to display up to 16.5 million colors individually.
what happens when the screen is cracked?
The liquid crystal containment vessel is broken, and those black splotches of ink that characterize a physically damaged LCD begin spreading through the cracks and leaking outside of the glass substates.
Unfortunately, even if the glass was to be super glued back together and the liquid crystal solution refilled, the thousands of transistors along the crack have been irreparably severed, stitching those together is like neural surgery and virtually impossible. Because there are just so many little connections required to enable an LCD panel to work at all, it is also why there are virtually no fake or counterfeit laptop screens. A leading edge technological facility with clean rooms and industrial filtration systems is required to create a modern working LCD.
Currently some touchscreens can be replaced separately from the LCD module - but even those are slowly becoming thinner and more sophisticated - some LCD modules already include the touch-screen in its construction - and in those cases the touchscreens can only be replaced together with the LCD.
Replacing an LCD is still a much better alternative to replacing your laptop. Not only is it better for the environment, but you also retain all your files and settings; you get to keep the device that you are used to.