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Need help deciding if I should get new screen for laptop with VGA issues and a broken screen or just get a new laptop

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March 4, 2014 6:55:14 PM

So I dropped my laptop in late August or early September and the screen got all messed up. I then just used an external monitor with a VGA cable up until now. A couple of days ago I left my laptop disconnected from the power adapter and it turned off. When I woke it up, I discovered that the monitor did not recognize my computer sending a signal. I believe the motherboard is messed up but want to know if I should get new laptop or just stick with the same laptop but get a new screen.

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March 5, 2014 12:12:04 AM

EgoRiot said:
So I dropped my laptop in late August or early September and the screen got all messed up. I then just used an external monitor with a VGA cable up until now. A couple of days ago I left my laptop disconnected from the power adapter and it turned off. When I woke it up, I discovered that the monitor did not recognize my computer sending a signal. I believe the motherboard is messed up but want to know if I should get new laptop or just stick with the same laptop but get a new screen.


Depends on what you want to do with it, what your budget is, and on how old your current laptop is.
If it's more than 3-4 years, it's probably going to be an expensive repair for a laptop that will be replaced within 1-2 years anyway. So I wouldn't go that way. If you use it for work or have all your holiday photo's on it, I wouldn't want to risk trying to fix the laptop and see it broken because it something gone wrong, or a drop again afterwards. Best thing in this case is get the hard drive out and get the data you need of and put this on the new laptop.

Most of the time, a notebook with better performance than you current is not as expensive as you think, only if you want to buy one that is as good respectively as you current you would be in the same range as before.

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March 7, 2014 8:16:48 PM

I suggest you replace it. Recently I had to choose between replacing the mobo and hdd or just buying a new one. I chose to buy a new one because replacing those parts might fix the current problem but then eventually the rest of your parts will start failing.
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