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Offline andrewalston

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Re: Cracked laptop
« Reply #9 on: Friday 07 June 19 16:18 BST (UK) »
If the display panel is OK, and only the plastics are affected, the cost might be affordable.

You can probably pick up the relevant plastic parts quite cheaply from eBay - the actual display panel is the expensive bit. Breaking that panel is the most common reason for writing off a laptop, so the rest of the unit can be sold for parts.

Most manufacturers have disassembly instructions available online. Look for "Service Manual" for the relevant model. Examine it and decide whether you want to do-it-yourself.

If so you will need a set of decent screwdrivers - the manual will say which sort. You will also need a reasonable area, such as the dining table, to spread out the bits as you work.

If not, you can probably find a local technician who will do the actual work. It should be straightforward with the service manual and the parts available.

Sometimes you can find the lid assembly, complete with display panel, at reasonable cost. This makes it an even easier job, though you need to check that the display resolution is the same.
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Re: Cracked laptop
« Reply #10 on: Friday 07 June 19 17:22 BST (UK) »
My husband uses a few strips of black gaffer tape to hide the cracks in his elderly laptop.  It hardly shows and the machine itself works perfectly.

Carol
I was about to suggest gaffer tape.
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