If you’re reading this right now, chances are good that you (or someone you like enough to be Google-ing stuff for) are familiar with the feelings of panic and dread that accompany the discovery of any type of damage to your laptop’s screen. Thoughts of new laptop prices begin rushing through your head, followed closely by more thoughts, loudly reminding you of what an astronomical amount of money that is, and about how you really can’t afford that right now, and about how maybe if you had been more careful, could you have prevented this whole messy and terrible situation. Your anguish and distress are totally understandable. I mean, what good is a laptop, really, without its screen?
Luckily, cracked laptop screens are totally fixable. If your broken laptop still happens to be under warranty, then you can probably send it back to its maker for repairs, as long as the type of damage inflicted upon your laptop is covered. Accidental damage is not often covered under the manufacturer’s warranty, so if your screen just cracked during the course of regular laptop use, you’re probably covered. But unless you live near one of their stores, you’ll have to mail it to them, and the repair and delivery time usually takes around two weeks. If it was an outside force that, through cause-and-effect, resulted in your laptop screen getting shattered, then you can still send it to the manufacturer for repair. It’s still going to take approximately two weeks through the mail, only now you’re probably being charged almost what your laptop is worth.
Your best bet in this situation is finding a local electronics repair shop to perform the replacement for you. Small businesses tend to have much better customer service than corporate manufacturers, and their prices are usually much more reasonable. Plus, your total turnaround time will probably be closer to two days, instead of the two weeks it would take if you sent it back to the manufacturer. You’ll save time and money with you hometown shop, and they will see you and your problem as more than just a number.