posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 07:53 AM
reply to post by paxnatus
It really depends on the nature of the damage, the lcd panel itself is sealed, so liquid can't damage that, but it can seek through the casing and
damage the circuit board inside the lcd (the one that converts the signal so the panel can display the image) and even the motherboard itself.
If this liquid was water, let it all dry out for days before you do much of anything, if it's something with sugar or similar like juice or soda,
well, the damage isn't that easy to fix.
You can EASILY replace the lcd yourself but purchasing an lcd panel of the EXACT same dimensions. This assumes you can remove your plastic casing
around the lcd without breaking it. This way you only replace the actual panel not the entire top of the laptop.
Replacement screens are cheap, we deal with thousands of them at work, as long as the dimensions are correct the lcd hinges will mount no problem.
BUT, be weary of "refurbished" screens. We purchased a few demos to see which we were going to order for our netbooks and the refurbisdhed screens
are thicker, there is an extra pane of glass over the screen, making it bulge out.
Of course, all of this assumes the laptop and motherboard are fine and it's merely the screen that is damaged. You might want to check with an
external monitor to verify the laptop is functional before even looking at parts online.
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