Nowadays, most electronic devices use LCD screen for its display menu. When you are thinking about how to tell if your LCD screen is broken, you should know that there are other parts which have a problem almost similar with LCD screen problem. They are digitizer and the glass.
LCD screen is the one that displays the image and give the lights on the background. Digitizer is the one which responds to the touch and the clicking. The glass is the one which protect LCD screen and digitizer from knocking and hitting. How to tell if your LCD screen is broken by looking for these criteria.
- The screen is totally shut off and cannot display any pictures anymore.
- There are horizontal or vertical lines on the screen.
- There are blotch areas like spilled ink on the screen.
- The screen lights are too dim, though the screen still display images. It usually happened because of backlight problem.
- The screen continuously flickers.
These problems might be caused by broken LCD, but other cases are caused by hardware issue. For example, LCD screen keeps black on laptop. It can be caused by graphic cards issue, battery problem or LCD screen issue. If it is caused by graphic cards issue, all you have to do is updating the latest drives of graphic cards. If it is cause by battery, you need to replace battery.
If you see any green horizontal or vertical lines and spilled ink on the screen, it is 100% positive that your LCD screen is broken. Just so you know, LCD screen replacement is not cheap. Sometimes its prices are almost similar to new laptop purchase prices. You also meet the same case in smartphone’s LCD screen replacement.
If you see the screen lights are too dim, there are chances that it is not LCD screen issue, but backlights issue. If it is true, you can be glad since backlights replacement is not as pricey as LCD screen replacement.
There are three causes of flickering screen, the inverter, backlights, and LCD screen. The previous two sources are easier to fix and also inexpensive.
In conclusion, when you understand how to tell if your LCD screen is broken and notice the same problem on your laptop, you should prepare amount of money to pay LCD screen replacement. You might want to consider buying the new laptop instead of replacing LCD screen since the prices don’t have too much difference.