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Old 02-06-2010, 12:52 PM
léanan sídhe léanan sídhe is offline
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Default Bust the screen of my laptop

Grabbed it a bit too hard and thumb did the damage.

What can I do? It's a Dell and about 18 months old.
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:13 PM
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What type of Dell? I have some screens - but if you open the lid up and look at the actual make of screen i.e. samsung? The screens are generally third party....

btw mine are 15.4"
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:23 PM
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Grabbed it a bit too hard and thumb did the damage.

What can I do? It's a Dell and about 18 months old.
Serves you right for selecting such an annoying, Irish user-name.

PS: The cost of the screen will be so high you'd be better off getting a new laptop.

Smeggle, being the pirate that he is, will most probably try and convince you otherwise.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:05 PM
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Serves you right for selecting such an annoying, Irish user-name.

PS: The cost of the screen will be so high you'd be better off getting a new laptop.

Smeggle, being the pirate that he is, will most probably try and convince you otherwise.
He'll/She'll bust the head off you now too, if you don't shut up!
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:25 PM
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He'll/She'll bust the head off you now too, if you don't shut up!
He has no need FU is more than capable of often fitting his foot in his mouth without any help from me....

The other alternative for the original poster is to search around on ebay for spares/repair laptops.. I needed some spares for my old Inspiron 6000 a few weeks ago.. picked up two for less than 100stirling...

tip: look for UK sellers only and read fully the info given... I'll repeat that Read the description given in full!!

and do ask any questions you think you need to. If they are saying UK post only. ask if they will post to Ireland. most will but do check first...[manners like]....

If you use a bit of common sense you should be able top fix the screen for less than a 100 euro....Plus have other spares...
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:30 PM
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He has no need FU is more than capable of often fitting his foot in his mouth without any help from me....

Sorry was referring to the OP!

Its only the likes of Cork Computer Clinic who would charge you the price of a new laptop anyway, your in good hands with this fella.
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:08 PM
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Once you've paid for a new screen, postage, fitting etc... you're talking about a figure in excess of 200 quid.

The OP is obviously quite stupid - s/he didn't even have the presence of mind to search Google her/himself - so I would reckon the laptop s/he uses is very basic.

I wouldn't recommend pouring 200 euros into a low value machine.

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Old 02-06-2010, 08:11 PM
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Once you've paid for a new screen, postage, fitting etc... you're talking about a figure in excess of 200 quid.

The OP is obviously quite stupid - s/he didn't even have the presence of mind to search Google her/himself - so I would reckon the laptop s/he uses is very basic.

I wouldn't recommend pouring 200 euros into a low value machine.

Regards,

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Old 02-06-2010, 08:37 PM
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Once you've paid for a new screen, postage, fitting etc... you're talking about a figure in excess of 200 quid.

The OP is obviously quite stupid - s/he didn't even have the presence of mind to search Google her/himself - so I would reckon the laptop s/he uses is very basic.

I wouldn't recommend pouring 200 euros into a low value machine.

Regards,

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and as I've just pointed out it can be done for far less. I paid out less than 100st. [around 100euro inc P&P]..

I repaired the screen on my old inspiron and have a spare in case it's needed in future. I also have a spare battery now and other parts....

stupid is as stupid does as Gump would say....
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:45 PM
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and as I've just pointed out it can be done for far less. I paid out less than 100st. [around 100euro inc P&P]..

I repaired the screen on my old inspiron and have a spare in case it's needed in future. I also have a spare battery now and other parts....

stupid is as stupid does as Gump would say....

The twat would have to pay a cowboy like you to fit it.

Most of the screens cost around 130/150 euros before fitting.

The OP's laptop is probably worth 300 max, and you're recommending that he pours at least 150 quid into it?

He'd be better off selling the laptop as spares and buying a new one.

You lose!

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