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Broken Laptop Screen?


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I have a Dell Inspirion 5160 laptop. A few months back a small, thin (1-2 pixel) line vertically across my screen. It was light blue. Then a second one appeared about 1cm to the right and it was yellow. Now a third one appeared about 2 inches from the right of the screen that's a very light yellow.

When I take a screenshot it doesn't know up, so I know it's the actual screen. But exactly what could be causing this? How did this happen? Is it something that happens over time or is this that I hit the laptop against something one day?

I called Dell out-of-warranty repairs and it's going to cost $450 to replace the screen, which is rediculous. I may as well buy myself a new computer. But again, how did this happen? Has this every happened to anyone?
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It could have happended by flexing the screen to hard or bumping it to hard. But I would think you would know if you hit it that hard to cause damage. You could get one from Here and replace it yourself. It is really a fairly easy fix. There are two listed for your laptop so you would need to find out for sure which you would need.
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Although you do take a chance of getting a bad product, being careful will get you a screen a lot cheaper from Ebay. I fix a lot of computers by buying parts from ebay. I have only had problems twice ( i've bought over 1000 items)and one of those was solved by the seller. I did have to finally give a bad review on one seller and i did get my money back( minus shipping the part back) when i asked for a dispute from Ebay.

http://computers.sea...insifQQsbrsrtZd

When buying from a seller i always look at their feedback. I want a very high positive feedback ( 98% or more) on quite a few items for me to take them serious. Otherwise i may skip bidding on a item because i do not have the time to waste on them if there is a problem.

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Hi Nys,

If you give me the service tag on your machine, I can tell you what screen you need. Alternatively, you can go to support.dell.com and view your computer components, it will tell you there. Unfortunately, you can't upgrade to a bigger screen, or a truelife screen (if you don't already have one).
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It could have happended by flexing the screen to hard or bumping it to hard. But I would think you would know if you hit it that hard to cause damage. You could get one from Here and replace it yourself. It is really a fairly easy fix. There are two listed for your laptop so you would need to find out for sure which you would need.

This seems like a viable option. I was actually checking out a website where they show you how to remove the screen and replace. I'll have to do a bit more research though to make sure I don't mess anything up!
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