Broken laptop screen – what to do?
If your laptop screen is broken, there are some troubleshooting and workarounds. We’ll explain what you can do.
Broken screen? Small bugs in laptop monitors
If the laptop’s only screen is broken, there are several causes. We have put together some errors and their solutions for you. Also, you can learn here about Computer Repair Services.
- The laptop monitor flickers.
- Read how to find and correct pixel errors.
- We have put together tips for you to treat scratches on monitors.
- If your monitor caused problems shortly after purchasing a laptop, you may still have a warranty or guarantee claim. In any case, it doesn’t hurt to contact the manufacturer or dealer. Devices are often sent in as a gesture of goodwill and simple defects are repaired.
- Just make it clear beforehand that in the event of a chargeable repair you would like to be informed in advance in order to weigh up the costs and benefits.
- How you can take up customer service from manufacturers such as Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, LG, and Toshiba as well as dealers such as Red Coon and Saturn Online can be found in various CHIP Online practical tips.
Broken laptop monitor – You can do that
If your laptop screen is broken, you can repair it yourself, have it repaired, or use an external monitor. We show you further alternatives in the following picture gallery.
- If you are technically gifted and your laptop is still quite new, you can replace defective displays with the help of these CHIP instructions.
- A repair at the manufacturer or in the workshop can cost between 30 to 50 euros for oxidized connections or defective cables and 200 to 400 euros including spare parts when replacing the monitor.
- If the laptop is not worth it, you should set up an external monitor as the standard monitor. To do this, first, connect a second monitor to your laptop.
- If you can still see something on your screen, right-click on the desktop, select “Screen resolution” and select the external monitor as the standard monitor. This should already be active when starting up.
- If you cannot see anything on your display, boot your notebook and wait a few minutes for Windows to load.
- Now hold down the [Windows] key and press the [P] key four times. That should transfer the image to the external monitor.
- If that doesn’t work, try using the key combination [Fn] + [F4].
- If the image is now displayed on the external monitor, select it as the standard monitor as described in point 4.
What you can do if water has run over your laptop keyboard or your whole notebook has fallen into the water, and when laptop insurance is worthwhile, you can find out in further CHIP online practical tips.