How to Avoid Laptop Screen Repair
The second most common laptop repair is screen replacement. In this article, we provide tips on how to keep your screen safe from damage and a costly repair.
While most screens are damaged because the laptop has been dropped or physically damaged, many times screens go out on their own over time. An LCD screen that is going bad starts showing signs of wear and tear; for example, a red tint might appear across a portion of the screen. A straight discolored line might appear (generally vertically, but sometimes horizontally). In some cases, the screen will not be receiving power properly and will start dimming occasionally. If your screen is permanently dim (it will look almost completely black, but you should be able to faintly make out the laptop’s display with the help of a flashlight held at an angle), then the screen’s backlight is probably damaged. Occasionally, the laptop’s inverter is at fault for a screen brightness problem but that’s very rare.
Laptop screens are prematurely damaged when improper handling of the laptop occurs. We strongly recommend that you always hold the laptop with 2 hands when you are moving it around and it is open. Do no leave the laptop on the floor or in a corner where you hope not to step on it. If it can happen, it eventually will happen! Please make sure that the charger cord is not hanging in a place where someone or something might trip over it. Pets and children should be kept away from laptops as accidents do happen. If you are carrying many objects up a flight of stairs, make a second trip for your laptop or you will face the risk of making a trip to a laptop repair shop for a laptop screen repair (or worst!).
Because laptop screen damage occurs due to physical shock, it is possible for other elements of the computer to be damaged as well. Be sure to back-up your data and to protect your screen. Those are two major issues that are not covered by your manufacturer’s warranty!