Lesser-Known Signs of Laptop Screen Replacement Need

Aug 4, 2021

In certain cases, such as when a laptop screen is cracked, scratched or otherwise obviously damaged, the need for repair is relatively apparent. However, there are also other situations where you might be unsure whether what’s happening with your laptop screen traces back to the screen itself or some other issue, and you also might not be sure which route to take for repair or replacement.

At FixIT Mobile, we’re here to help. We offer robust computer and laptop repair services for a number of potential issues, including cracked and otherwise damaged screens, and will help you identify and remedy any problem taking place in your screen area. Beyond the standard signs of screen issues we mentioned above, what are some of the lesser-known concerns that also might require screen replacement or similar repairs from our team? Here’s a primer.

Pixel Issues

Have you begun to notice that pixels are missing on many of your display screens, or that the screen flickers regularly during operations? This is likely caused by what’s known as broken pixels, which will not only affect the specific area where the pixel issues are taking place, but also other parts of the screen.

If you notice this, or a dim screen that displays a faint picture, it’s likely replacement of the screen is needed. In most cases, the issue is confined to the screen only and replacing it will be much more cost-effective than buying a new laptop.

Loose Cable Link or LCD Problems

In other cases, you may be seeing a white screen display whenever you open up the laptop. There are two possible issues here:

  • Loose cable link: The primary cause of a white screen in most cases is a loose link for the cable that runs between your monitor and system board. In many cases, this is a very simple fix that just involves tightening the cable, or perhaps replacing it.

  • Broken LCD: In other cases, a white screen might signal a broken LCD within the screen, which will require screen replacement from our professionals.

Inverter Concerns

Finally, have you begun to see a laptop screen that has extremely inconsistent glare? This is likely due to an issue with the inverter, which is responsible for providing power to the backlight of any laptop screen. If this is indeed the case, you will need to replace the inverter or replace the entire screen – our pros can advise you on the most cost-effective route here, plus perform the repair for you.

For more on the issues that might signal a need for a laptop screen replacement, or to learn about any of our computer repair, phone repair or other device repair services, speak to the staff at FixIT Mobile today.