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Laptop screen

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I accidently broke my laptop screen, the bottom right quarteer comes up with nothing now (and has a smash mark from where my keys hit it...) I was just wondering if it is possible to get this fixed or a new screen, and about hwow much this would cost me?

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    Dr PirateDr Pirate Posts: 8,303 Legendary Poster
    Your best off getting a new laptop for the amount they will charge you for a replacement screen.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    But I only had to get a new hardrive for it last month :( Plus I have £600 to last me the next couple of months and cant get a total new thing...

    I can live with it for now.... just cant play games i guess.
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    Dr PirateDr Pirate Posts: 8,303 Legendary Poster
    Go into some small computer shops, or ring people in the yellow pages and ask for quotes, but I doubt it would be worth it to get the screen replaced.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    do you have accidental damage insurance on your policy?

    I just looked on a site and screens were going for between $299 and $499. Not cheap.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't know what insurance I have....the laptop was originally bought through a scheme at my mums place of work. I don't trust it tbh.
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    Dr PirateDr Pirate Posts: 8,303 Legendary Poster
    I'd suggest asking your mum about the insurance on it then, may be worth it in the long run if like mist is saying, you will be paying upwards of 300 quid.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks YARR man and Moo. Man.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/DanielPalmer1986/IM000115.jpg

    Thats the damage btw.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Renzo wrote:
    Thanks YARR man and Moo. Man.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/DanielPalmer1986/IM000115.jpg

    Thats the damage btw.

    Aye, that looks pretty fucked.
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    Dr PirateDr Pirate Posts: 8,303 Legendary Poster
    Renzo wrote:
    Thanks YARR man and Moo. Man.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/DanielPalmer1986/IM000115.jpg

    Thats the damage btw.

    Its not in the best of shape = \
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If it's an Acer, and you've taken out an extended warranty for it, accidental damage will be covered. I get phonecalls about this all the time. Normally, a laptop either gets dropped, or something have been dropped onto it. Phone up Acer, give out the warranty information (in the form of a code number and password) and they'll arrange a RTB for you.

    If not, then it is best to claim it under your household insurance. I'd had this happen to a few people as well. One lucky bugger/customer had a free laptop through their school. This kid dropped it and managed to claim it under their school insurance.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
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