If you have a broken laptop screen and you would like to have it repaired then there are a few options open to you. There are plenty of online resources where you can learn how to do it yourself, there are a lot of videos for example and also websites that show you step by step how to remove and replace a laptop screen. Of course there is the question of whether you want to do this yourself, maybe you’re just not too technical and would prefer to let the experts handle it. Either way there is a cost involved and perhaps this is your driving factor. There is bound to be a local laptop screen repair company around where you live too, let’s look at these various options now.
So the first thing is to decide whether you want to carry out the laptop screen repair yourself or not. A quick Google search for “laptop screen repair” will reveal a number of solutions and I’ve linked there to my website of choice which is Tekmoz – a great repair tutorial for any laptop screen. I’ve been a member of Tekmoz for a few years now and it was one of the primary sites that helped me kick start my career. I wanted to expand my current skills to go from PC REPAIR to LAPTOP REPAIR and I knew I wanted to be guided by more than just some guy in a video on YouTube.
Luckily Tekmoz does exactly this. The owner is Graham and everytime I’ve emailed him or contacted him via his Facebook page he’s always replied and gave great advice. Of course there are a number of other options which you are free to look at but Tekmoz would always be my first recommendation. Also do you have the aptitude?
Repairing your own laptop isn’t for everybody and laptop screen replacement is no easy feat if you’ve never done it before. Tekmoz shows you different ways to approach any laptop and get the job done which is another reason why I like it so much but maybe, just maybe it’s not for you? So how much would it cost, to do it yourself or if you fall in the “maybe it’s not for you bracket” how much to get a local guy to do the work for you?
How much depends upon your laptop. It’s as simple as that. It’s also a factor in the availability of the screen for your laptop too. If you have a particularly old laptop then you may not be able to get a replacement screen. Google for you laptop brand and model and see what comes up in the Google Shopping results. Again, it also depends where you are in the world, the dollar verses the pound will always vary but on average a screen will cost you between £50 and £100 or around $70 to $130. Then there’s the labour charge on top too.
If you are fortunate enough to be able to have a go at doing your own laptop screen replacement or repair then you can save a heap. Here in the UK the average IT guy charges around £50 per hour. I’ve seen this price vary from around the £35 to £70 per hour mark, it really depends who you ask and what sort of price they charge will probably depend upon how good they are and how much work they currently have got. Their reputation will proceed them too, so ask around and get what you pay for.
So there we have it. In conclusion you can see that there are many options online but as I’ve already mentioned my preference will always be Tekmoz, yes I am somewhat biased. If you are not the sort of person who wants to do their own repair work then the price will certainly be more for you than if you were to do it yourself. So in order to get the cheapest price or the best technician (whatever you want) ask around and find out about the reputation of the local technicians in your area. I really hope this has been helpful. I’m looking forward to my next blog post of which I have yet to decide what to write about.