Laptop Screen Faults

got a broken laptop screen?

If you've got a broken or smashed laptop screen, we can help!

A faulty screen, screen data cable or back-light can show itself in a number of ways:

  • The screen may have a visible crack or what looks like a ‘spider's web' or you see what looks like ‘ink' leaking from the screen. When you turn on the laptop you may even see a partial picture up to the cracked area. Any of these observations indicate that the screen has been cracked. A broken screen cannot be repaired it should be replaced. 
  • When you turn on the laptop you may see either a completely black or completely white screen. This fault may be caused by a faulty screen or more likely the screen data cable has become detached from either the screen or motherboard or it may even be damaged. Sometimes the repair would be as simple as removing and reinserting the cable at both the motherboard and screen ends. If the fault is still present then the screen may be faulty and should be changed to confirm this. 
  • The laptop may apparently power up correctly except the display on the screen is very dim. This would indicate that the screen back-light is not coming on. Some older laptop screens have a very thin long glass tube that illuminates the display. Sometimes the tube fails or breaks; however, cable faults, motherboard faults etc can stop this tube from lighting. If the tube has failed it can be replaced by us.
  • The laptop may power up correctly with a perfect display then randomly the screen may flicker. Either the entire screen or just a small area may flicker. This fault is almost always caused by a failing screen and can only be diagnoses by changing the screen. 
  • The laptop may power up correctly except a single or multiple thin lines or colour bars are seen on the display. You may notice that if the screen or lid is moved very slightly the line or lines either come and go or change in colour. This usually indicates that the screen or screen data cable has become damaged and would need to be replaced.
  • The picture may appear ‘washed out' or blurred. This usually indicates a faulty screen although a faulty graphics chip can give similar symptoms. The screen should be changed to confirm this.