Laptops are popular because of their portability. During travel and by mishandling of device by those who use them, it can get damaged. The broken laptop screen and faulty keyboard are the most common disasters. The display area gets more damaged due to scratches and insensitive handling while viewing highly attractive output.
Laptop screen is of liquid crystal display type (LCD) in almost every laptop brand. LCD uses light modulating properties of liquid crystals. It is difficult to remain away useless and being uncomfortable using desktop systems and other devices to do your work or stay connected if your laptop screen gets broken for some unfortunate events. Broken laptop screen can be easily repaired by laptop retailers, laptop engineers and laptop manufacturers. Macbook, Acer, Dell, HP, Sony, Toshiba, all laptop brands can work with standardized LCD. Laptop screens are of two types, simple and touch screen. Both come at fairly equal price. When get repaired the broken laptop screen, one need to access the size, resolution, type and backlight type. Condition and warranty are two other important factors to consider.
Points to consider while replacement of broken laptop screen
Liquid crystal displays comes in the range of 12.1”, 14”, 15.1”, 16” and 17” display screens. Screen resolution refers to the number of pixels across by the number of pixels up and down. The bigger screen has bigger resolution to have larger number of pixels. Pixels determine the quality of the display. Smaller and larger the number of pixels, more accurate will be the display. You will be able to see clearly more things. Some of the acceptable size and corresponding resolution are listed below:
Resolution Screen Size
800 x 600 12”, 14”
1024 x 768 15.4”, 14”
1280 x 800 15.4”, 14”
1440 x 900 14”
1280 x 1024 14”, 15”
1400 x 1050 12.1”, 14”, 15”
1680 x 1050 15.4”
1600 x 1200 14”, 15”, 16”
1920 x 1200 17”, 15.1”
Laptop screens are of type glossy and matte. Glossy screens reflect less external light which results in good display then matte displays. Matte screens have anti-glare finish which scatters the reflected light. This results in blurring of the display image. It affects the color intensity, contrast ratio and viewing angle. LCD screens use backlight to for display purposes. These are of two types, CCFL and LED. CCFL or Cold Cathode Fluorescent Light utilizes bulb and a high voltage inverter which powers it. LED or Light Emitting Diodes uses a fluorescent tube and light emitting diodes to power it. The broken laptop screen should be replaced by screen having similar backlight type as the original screen.
Most of the broken laptop screen repair could be carried at much lower prices as compared to offered by laptop manufacturers. The prices vary from model to model and fall in the range of $149 – $399.