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Broken Laptop Screen

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September 20, 2006 11:52:03 AM

ok heres the deal.
my girlfriend has an asus laptop.
its an ASUS A5E (A5EC)
and theres a crack in her screen somehow.





we got quoted like $800AUS to get it fixed.
any way of getting another screen cheaper and fixing it myself or paying less to fix it.
will other models of laptop lcd work with this model?

please help.
thanks.

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September 20, 2006 12:33:36 PM

Depending on the configuration, it may be worth it. I stepped on one one time and cracked the screen beyond repair. Forced me to purchase a new one. I suggest if you decided to purchase a new one to buy the accidental protection. Sounds as if your girlfriend is a slight clutez. Either handcuff her hands to her pant's belt loops or for sure buy the accidental protection.
September 20, 2006 1:05:11 PM

I think it adds character!

Anyway, call these guys and ask (or Google for other sources of "laptop replacement screen" (substitute "notebook" too),

http://www.screentekinc.com/asus-laptops-lcd-screens.shtml

However, I don't know what that notbook costs nor how old or abused or ?? Point being, sometimes it's more cost effective to buy a new laptop and part-out/ebay the working bits of the old one.
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September 20, 2006 2:01:18 PM

Screens shouldn't run too much, especially if you didn't get the SWXEGA#$%EWR screen (I know thats not a screen, but they have so many of them... AHHHHHHHHHHHH!). I would guesstimate 200 bucks max for a screen, but then, the real price comes from them taking apart the laptop to fix it... might want to see if there are people online who tried it. Might save you a couple hunderd bucks.
September 20, 2006 3:03:42 PM

Yes, $800 is about what I spent replacing a laptop screen at work last year on a Thinkpad. The screen is most of the cost of a notebook. If you can find a good deal on a replacement, it is pretty easy to replace it yourself it you are reasonably mechanical. The screen just goes in with probably just one ribbon cable. The hard part is working out how to open the shell and uncovering all the tiny screws.

If fact, I'm writing this on a Thinkpad T23 that has a "dead" screen (no backlight). So I just have a monitor hooked to it. I don't ever take it off the desk anyway so I don't need the built-in screen. In any case, as mentioned above, you may be better off going that route and buying a new laptop if that Asus is more than 2 years old.
September 20, 2006 3:40:15 PM

Laptop prices have dropped quite a bit, you can get a bargain on Core Duo laptops, or you could get the Core 2 Duo and last you a lot longer... shrug...

Either way take about 25% off the price of your laptop for each year you had it, and thats about how much its worth right now.
January 12, 2009 12:33:36 AM

They are not that expensive , you can get a relatively cheap replacement at a number of sites. One I would recommend is www.nylaptopparts.com they have lcd's at very good prices.
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