Laptop Screen Care Tips
“The dog stood on it”…… “The kids dropped it” ….. We see damaged laptop screens all the time! A screen with physical damage will have broken glass or black patches on the display. If your screen is damaged, don’t worry - we can supply and install a replacement screen for nearly all laptops. More about that later…. here’s some of our top tips to prevent it from happening.
Keep liquids away from your laptop
Accidents do happen, however careful you try to be. If you are working in a busy office, a fellow worker could easily bump into your desk and send your Triple, Venti, Half Sweet, Non-Fat, Caramel Macchiato flying. If you have a home office, little George or Isobelle could do the same. Not to mention Fido’s clumsy tail. Use a cup with a cover on it, or even better, use your breaks to hydrate yourself away from your desk.
Check for foreign objects & close the lid gently….
Before you shut your laptop, make sure there are no pens, pencils, earphones or such like on the keyboard as they will damage the screen when the lid is shut. Even small items such as paperclips will scratch the display. Once you have checked the coast is clear, close the lid gently and hold it from the middle. If you close the lid using only one side, you could damage the display, plus it will cause extra pressure on that sides hinge - over time this can cause it to bend and snap. Not good!
Don’t subject your laptop to intense temperature changes
If your laptop has been in the car during a cold snap, do not turn it on as soon as you come indoors, let it warm up to room temperature first. Similarly avoid placing your laptop in direct heat such as sunlight, radiators, cookers etc.
Don’t place heavy items on top of your laptop (such as books) as it can push the LCD screen into the keyboard which will eventually damage it. Use a padded laptop case and avoid bumping it against hard objects such as tables and car doors. When you put the case or laptop down, do so gently. A screen can be damaged if the laptop had an impact to the lid even while it was closed. Also, don’t apply pressure with fingers and thumbs – these commonly create dark splodges on the screen.
And if the inevitable does happen…we are here to help!
We can supply and install a replacement screen for nearly all laptops. Just send us the full model number of your laptop and we can provide a free quote for a replacement screen, normally with the same day repair (once your screen has been delivered).
All of our screens are fitted with a lifetime warranty (except where explicitly stated on an invoice), meaning that for the lifetime of your laptop the screen is guaranteed!