what is the level of damage?(14.1" wxga lcd)

By vtribes
Sep 3, 2007
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  1. my acer travelmate 2420 fell down last night. (it is ok. I am writing this on my laptop. I connected it to my 19" pc monitor.)

    I want to ask what is the exact damage. Display is all white with black cracks. But they look like veins on a leaf if you look closely on the lcd surface. There is a small triangle spot on upper left corner and the image is fine there. The case look ok too(lcd panel case). Only the image was broken.
    I search and found different parts. And they are all very expansive. (unused same model notebook $750, lcd only $350) If you help me. It is a 14.1" wxga lcd tft.
  2. johnhenry

    johnhenry Newcomer, in training Posts: 92

    My guess is simply that the screen needs to be replaced. The backlight may be OK if they screen is still lit.

    $350 sounds VERY expensive for a replacement though.
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,487   +73

    If it cracked then you have to replace the LCD, Pay it as you could get hit harder with prices as they are. Unless you go to a shop they can get it for $250 but then charge for labor. How old is this model?
  4. vtribes

    vtribes Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    one year and a half. maybe I can get it for $200.
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,487   +73

    You can replace the LCD Panel yourself.. Not that hard to do.. Good on the find the price that low for a consumer. Repair get it wholesale since they buy in numbers.
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