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Old 22 Jan 2008, 14:21   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

My Laptop's screen cracked , so I was wondering can this be repaired somehow or the Laptop is lost for good?

This is because, the laptop is working fine, only with a cracked screen.

If it can be repaired, can I just send it to any computer store and get it repaired or do I have to go straight to the Sony company to repair it?

BTW, my Laptop is Vaio CR VGN-CR23G/ B
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Old 22 Jan 2008, 19:13   #2 (permalink)
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It depends on where you bought it from, when you bought it, and the terms of any warranty that you may have.

It'll have to be repaired by Sony, or at least someone authorized by them to do so. You may be able to find the screen on ebay or something, and if you do, you could probably change it out yourself. Laptop screens are one of the very few components on a laptop that you can change out if needed.
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Old 23 Jan 2008, 02:31   #3 (permalink)
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Actually, you can change out quite a few laptop parts. Thing is, as you get more into the laptop, the trouble comes from putting the things back together. Parts assembled with robotic precision seem near impossible by human hands. Cords that could obviously be two inches longer, aren't. Making your full grown hands useless in the repair job. Well that was a fun adventure.


Anyway, the problem is, the screen will most likely cost more than the laptop is worth to repair. Had a buddy with an HP pavilion, and the back light died out. The only solution would be to replace the entire back screen. The repair would have cost him $850 dollars, however he purchased the extended warranty (which his dad insisted that he did not), and got it done for free. I would guess that this would be the same for your laptop. Expensive, and problematic. If it turns out costing too much, try to e-bay it ( or a site of the such) and see if you can DIY, for cheap.

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Old 23 Jan 2008, 17:55   #4 (permalink)
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If you really want the stuff on the laptop and the expense of repairing it (if any) is far too much to make it worth your while, you could pick up a second-hand computer monitor and use the laptop as a desktop PC.
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Old 23 Jan 2008, 19:21   #5 (permalink)
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A good idea, but it kinda defeats the purpose of the laptop. Mobility is the only reason to buy one, and if you don't plan to ever move it, I don't understand why you would.
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Old 23 Jan 2008, 19:46   #6 (permalink)
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What a co-incidence! My laptop screen cracked recently, im on it now, so i know for a fact that it can be repaired. You can just send it to your store. You cant get any money back, but a computer repair store can order a new a new screen in for you, and install it. If you live in the uk, Then the computer repair company "The Tech Guys" Can fix it for you, and i recommend it. Although, i had to pay 130 for it. If you have the money, i strongly recommend it. But if you dont, you could always hook it up to a second hand monitor, as Scorpion said.
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Old 23 Jan 2008, 20:20   #7 (permalink)
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Well, I am going to the computer store with my dad to repair the laptop. I really hope the repairs will not kill me or my dad both physically and financially.

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Lol, why would they kill you physically? :P
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Old 24 Jan 2008, 07:17   #9 (permalink)
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Heya, just came back from the Sony Service Center. It seems that even the staff are baffled by how my laptop cracked from within for no apparent reason. Thus, I filed it as a product defect and now the Laptop is now in their hands.
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Oh cool ^^

I think my screen cracked from heat. Sometimes if a screen is very hot, then goes cold all of a sudden, it expands, then contracts very quickly, so it cracks.
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