How to fix a cracked laptop screen without replacing it?
Laptop Screens are non-repairable, so you have to replace them in case of cracked. This is frustrating to see an image with a broken or cracked screen. There can be several reasons for a cracked screen, like if you are working in a hurry and laptop screen gets pressed hard then the screen can be crack.
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Mostly we are in a rush and sometimes hit the laptop to something fall it down, it can damage your laptop screen. In this situation, you really need to fix a cracked laptop screen without replacing it at home.
Stay calm and must inspect and full look-over to your laptop if your screen really needs replacement or is there some other issue with the display. Like if your graphics card is damaged then it would be time-wasting to replace the screen.
If you want to diagnose the problem then first check the Graphic card is working or not. For this purpose plug in your laptop to the external monitor by connecting via HDMI output. Don’t forget that some laptops require additional settings to display on the external monitor.
If your laptop displays a picture on the external monitor; it means your graphics card is working and the laptop screen is damaged. Whereas, no display indicates your graphics card is damaged and you don’t need to replace the laptop screen.
How to fix a cracked laptop screen without replacing it?
Laptops are delicate and expensive machines and they may get damaged with our little negligence. The laptop screen can be cracked by pressing or dropping down them.
If your laptop is in warranty it is recommended to take it to the manufacturer’s store otherwise you can fix it at home. This is the worst situation and irritating when your screen is not visible. So let’s see how to fix a cracked laptop screen by following under mentioned steps:
Requirements to fix a cracked laptop screen
You may have proper tools and equipment to repair a laptop screen. We have compiled a list of some essential tools that are essential to start the repairing process. It is recommended to follow the under mentioned steps and instructions for proper fixing of the laptop screen.
Dedicated working area
First of all, you should have a dedicated corner for this work. The working area must be clean, straight and flat. It is recommended to arrange a flat wooden table having some drawers. I have fixed a flat shelf in my repairing lab which is available on Amazon at $16 only.
You must have some sharp objects like a knife, needle or any other thing which you can get from household items. Even I have tried safety pins while practicing for laptop screen repairing. Before publishing this article I have performed these steps several times to become an expert in repairing.
The most important thing is the small container to hold and secure small parts of your laptop while fixing the screen like screws. It is recommended to use a single 24 Compartments Plastic Box than different boxes. You may find it on Amazon in 2 USD.
Thin plastic object
You will need a thin plastic knife to remove the bezel from the fixings of the laptop’s screen to slide over.
Nitto-tape is required while fixing the screen and prevents it from dropping or sliding down. So the tape will hold the screen until you screw up all then you can remove the tape.
Magnet head screwdrivers kit
The most important thing that you needed is the magnet head screwdrivers kit which can be ordered online. Now the question will arise, why magnet head screwdriver is required? Actually magnet helps in holding screws and pulls out easily while working.
How to access a cracked screen?
If you are not still aware of the cracked screen; look closely at it and check how much it is damaged. Also, check the motherboard or other components of the system. Find out if really you need to replace your laptop screen.
Check the graphics card
Check out the functionality of the graphics card by connecting your laptop to the external display. You can also check it by removing the card and inserting it to another computer. Must check properly all the short keys because they even cause blank screens.
Check the bezel and damage
The bezel of the laptop screen is free and easy to open use a knife to slide down and remove it to check if the screen crack is unavoidable then you have to replace your laptop screen.
Adding a new laptop screen
Here you will learn to fix a cracked laptop screen without replacing it at home. The procedure is mentioned below; do as it is step by step so you may not cause further damage to your laptop.
- New replacement screen
First, you will need to buy a new screen accurately matching to your laptop’s model. You can buy online or from your nearest market.
- Shut down your laptop
Unplug the power cable and any other devices attached to your laptop. You should remove the battery as well if it is removable.
- Locate the screws
Find out the screws which hold the laptop screen. Lose them with the screwdriver, there are 4-6 of them. You can find them under the plastic frame of the screen.
- Pull out the cracked screen
When you finished unscrewing all then pull the screen from the plastic bezel of the laptop. Be careful while detaching it and see if there is no screw left fastened the screen and separate it.
- Placement of new laptop screen
When you removed your former screen now place the new screen and set it in the shell of the laptop.
Attach the wire clip and tape it, now powers on the laptop to check the screen is working properly. If it is pretty good then shut down the system and secure the LED with screws and plastic cover or rubber caps. Put on the outer frame back and fixed.