Southfields’s best laptop screen replacement service:
We, at PC Macgicians, specialise in PC and Mac computer repairs in Southfield, SW18. Our repair centre is based in Putney, SW15, just 5 minutes away from Southfields. Our services include:
Recent screen replacement job from Southfields
A client from Southfields brought his Dell laptop to our repair centre in Putney for screen replacement. The screen was completely shattered and it needed a new LCD screen. As the laptop was quite old, the LCD screen was not commonly available. The client had already been to a repair shop in Southfields but they could not replace the screen due to stock availability. We converted a new-style LED screen to use it as an LCD screen replacement. The conversion is fairly easy job and someone with reasonable DIY skills can do the job. The parts for the conversion are available online. The laptop came back to life and the Southfields client praised us for the service.
Tips for DIY laptop screen replacement in Southfields:
Laptop screen replacement in most laptops is a fairly easy job. If you are a bit technical, you can do it yourself. You’ll need a few simple tools and a replacement LCD screen. For tools, we recommend a screwdriver with a variety of small bits. It’s also a good idea to have a few thin metal blades or plastic spudgers. These are really handy for removing the trim that surrounds the screen.
As for the replacement LCD, you should be able to buy one either from the laptop manufacturer’s authorized parts dealer or a third-party supplier. Depending the screen, a good quality one usually cost between £50 – £100. Beware of the cheap imitations from online marketplaces! Also keep in mind that you want to buy a new screen that matches your broken one exactly. The only sure way to do this is to remove the broken one.
1. Remove the screen bezel
After disconnecting the power supply and removing the battery, carefully examine the bezel around the screen. You’ll need to remove this bezel to access the screws that hold the LCD panel in place. Regardless of how you do it, you’ll need to completely remove the bezel.
2. Remove the broken LCD screen panel from the laptop
With the LCD’s mounting brackets exposed, you can remove the screws that secure it to the lid. Then rest the display front-side-down on the case and disconnect its cable.
Now, locate the manufacturer’s label and note the model number. Using this information you should be able to buy an exact match for your broken screen.
3. Install the new LCD screen panel to the laptop
Once your new screen arrives, unpack it and make sure it matches the old one.
If the dimensions, mounting brackets, and connector all match, you ready to install the screen. Connect the new panel to the cable, position the panel in the lid, and secure it using the appropriate screws.
4. Test the new LCD panel and reinstall the bezel
Before reattaching the bezel, it’s a good idea to test the new panel. Reconnect the battery and power cable and turn the computer on. If the replacement screen works, you can reattach the bezel and any external screws and rubber cushions. The screen replacement is now complete.
If you live in Southfields, just come to our repair centre for a free diagnosis. If you cannot come to us then call us on 0207 6100 500 for free advice and quotation.