What can I do if my laptop fails to turn on after cracking the screen?

Joanna January 24, 2013
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I cracked my laptop screen by closing it too hard. I could still use it by connecting it to my home computer monitor. Then, it just stopped coming on all together. Anyone have any suggestions?

  1. Adrian
    January 28, 2013 at 8:07 am

    MAKE IT DESKTOP. Use a monitor + Wireless keyboard and mouse!

  2. Tech geek
    January 26, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I prefer you to check that your bios screen show or not, if isn't so your motherboard was die if it show reinstall os.

  3. Dinesh Pawar
    January 26, 2013 at 4:11 am

    Go 2 a computer repair shop nd get ur screen checked nd replace ur lappy's screen wid a new 1

  4. Achraf Almouloudi
    January 26, 2013 at 2:18 am

    If it was working that way for multiple reboots then it stopped I could say you probably have a new issue with your COMPUTER so, can you see the boot screen ? or do the lights turn up ? can you hear the hard drive.

  5. Martin
    January 25, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    I've cracked my screen on my MacBook (similar model from the looks, only mine is white). I found a Youtube tutorial that showed how to replace the LCD. I ordered a screen from ebay. Still working fine. Here's the video I watched (part one of two). Good skill to learn.

  6. Anonymous
    January 25, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    A new laptop may be cheaper than a screen and labor. You can hook up to a monitor and pull off your data.

  7. Mihovil Pletikos
    January 25, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    do you hear anything from your laptop? do you hear hard drive working? is there something wrong with power connector?

  8. John McClane
    January 25, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    You can replace the monitor if it is simply cracked. The fact that you cannot use it while plugged into an external monitor insinuates some underlying issue. It maybe something as simple as changing the input setting on your monitor, to some damaged part due to excessive force. If your comfortable opening the laptop, buy a new lcd online (ebay is a good place to start, just be cautious who you buy from) and then go on youtube to see how to open your computer. This would be the most cost effective solution. If your still under warranty then send it back to your vendor, but it may not be covered as accidental damage is not part of a standard warranty.

  9. Marc Gilbert
    January 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Buy a new one... less expensive than a new screen with part(s) and labor. Have the hard drive removed and given to you and purchase a ubs adapter that lets you use the hard drive from the other computer as a "bare" drive to retrieve files. With a new one you can also use that monitor as an extended desktop.

  10. Fww Sebastien
    January 25, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    You can simply order the new screen and replace it yourself.

  11. Jeffrey Zabala
    January 25, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    One think I've learned throughout the years is that Ebay is a wonderful market place. I say this because I've had quite a few devices (PSP, Laptop, Xbox, Itouch) that needed new/replacement parts. If your only problem is the display then I would suggest ordering one from a seller with good feedback and swapping it out. If you aren't comfortable doing it yourself then order the screen and take it to a repair shop. Chances are ordering it yourself will be cheaper than what they'll charge you.

  12. Obed Cutaran
    January 25, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    If the windows still loads try pressing Windows+ "P" Key this will show you the external monitor settings press it again and it will change the settings in the following order:

    1. Disconnect Projector
    2. Duplicate
    3. Extend
    4. Projector Only

    If you turn on your laptop (if every you still here it running), you can't see anything from your laptop screen and nothing shows on the external monitor, I guess the last option is to have the LCD repaired.

  13. Yashodhan Bhatt
    January 25, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Save yourself from all extra repair costs and get the screen replaced with a new one.

  14. Ahmed Khalil
    January 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    you can replace the monitor screen by a new one

  15. Vhora Rizwan
    January 25, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Try to reinstall if it not worked repair your motherboard.

  16. Junil Maharjan
    January 25, 2013 at 5:30 am

    get it to a repair shop and change the screen. check the connection between your laptop and screen.

  17. Oron Joffe
    January 24, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    As ha14 says, you may need to enable the connection to the external screen on the laptop. While most laptops use an F-key combination for this some laptops have a dedicated "presentation mode" switch. On some Toshibas this is a shiny button to the left of the main keyboard, on other laptops is may be in a different place, so check your manual!

  18. Anonymous
    January 24, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Will the BIOS screen show up? If not, your motherboard probably died. If you see the bios, it might be the memory or the hard drive. Try to use different memory and hard drive once.

  19. ha14
    January 24, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    perhaps to switch the display to external monitor by hitting Fn + F3, Fn +F4 or other Fn+F(X) keys

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