Laptop screen; There are a number of things that could land you with a laptop screen that is cracked. It could have fallen from its bag as you took if from the boot of your car. Maybe you left it on your work desk at home, and a child pulled it down, landing it on its face. Or, maybe you just have a cracked screen and you have no idea how it all happened. Worrying about how your screen got cracked is no longer the issue; what is important now is to know what to do if your laptop screen is cracked.

Can a Cracked Screen Be Fixed?

If the question has already crossed your mind, we will be the first to bring you the sad news; the answer is, unfortunately, no. When a screen gets cracked, the damage that happens is deeper than the glass. That is why gluing the glass together will not solve your problem. There are thousands of transistors on the screen of your laptop that get damaged irreparably when the screen cracks. Attempting to stitch all these together will take more resources than actually buying a new computer. So, this is certainly not a solution.

Another piece of news that you may not like to hear is that you will not get these screens cheaper from counterfeit manufacturers. Why? It is because LCDs are manufactured in such special conditions that only the well-resourced companies with the infrastructure to repair them can manufacture screens that actually work.

Replacing the Screen Separately

In some cases, you will find some touch screens that can allow you to replace the screen separately without having to replace the LCD module too. Technology is also making these types of screens ever thinner and even more complex.  You will also notice that some of the modern LCD modules incorporate the touch screen when they are manufactured. This makes it impossible to replace the touchscreen without having to replace the LCD too.

Replacing the LCD Is the Best Alternative

Now that we have an understanding that repairing a cracked screen on a laptop is not really a great alternative, we are now only left with one viable solution: to replace the LCD. The other alternative is to replace the laptop itself. You wouldn’t want to do this as a cracked screen does not mean that the other parts of the laptop are no longer working.

The advantage of just replacing the screen is that you can return the files that are on the computer and also the settings. This also allows you to keep a device that you already know how to work with. If you have already downloaded some software such as Total System Care from SafeBytes, you can still keep it and continue to enjoy the benefits. Getting a new laptop will mean that you will have to do a whole scan of the market as you try to get the right device.

It is always advisable that you treat your laptop with the care that it deserves. Whether you replace the screen or the laptop itself, you will feel the pain of having to pay for something you could have avoided. The money you use could have been used for other things.