Where to get your laptop screen replaced in Canberra

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Damaged Laptop

Unless you work in computer repairs, you might not know that the screen is one of the most fragile parts of a laptop. A little pressure at a bad angle is sometimes all it takes for the screen to crack. Of course, dropping your laptop, stepping on it and accidentally jamming items like headphones and pens between the screen and the keyboard can also cause the screen to crack.

Broken screens need to be replaced quickly. Left untreated, a cracked screen can lead to bigger, more expensive problems with the laptop itself, especially if dust or moisture have a chance to get in.

In this post, we outline what to look for in a laptop screen repairer, and share where to find a good one in Canberra.

What makes a good laptop screen repairer?

While fixing a broken screen usually works out cheaper than buying a brand new device, a laptop is still a big investment. As such, you need to have confidence in your screen repairer’s ability to do a great job.

To take the guesswork out of choosing someone to replace or repair your laptop screen, look for these key traits:

  • Warranty. Check that your replacement laptop screen comes with a warranty. At least 12 months is ideal.
  • Use of high quality brands. Using off-brand screens might save you money in the short-term, but you risk poorer resolution and performance. Look for a laptop repairer that uses reputable brands.
  • Can fix your model of laptop. Different laptops have different screen sizes and resolutions. Whether you’re using a Mac or a Lenovo, confirm that your chosen repairer has the equipment and skills for the job.
  • Reasonable turnaround times. You shouldn’t need to wait weeks for a new laptop screen, especially if you rely on it for work. If the wait times are too long, consider looking for a replacement elsewhere.
  • Area of expertise. Check that your chosen repair shop has experience fixing or replacing laptop screens. It’s better to work with someone who has fixes screens every week, as opposed to someone who does it a handful of times a year.

The top laptop screen repairers in Canberra – according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

ASA Computer Repairs

ASA Computer Repairs specialises in screen repairs for all primary laptop brands including Asus, Acer, Dell, Lenovo, HP, MSI and Apple Macs. Skilled technicians provide the quickest turnaround times and test before delivery. Work is performed at the best possible price.

Technicians use screen replacements from leading brands like AU Optronics, BOE Hydis, Chi Mei/Innolux, Chunghwa, HannStar, IVO, LG Display, Samsung and Sharp, which are often of higher quality and better resolution than the originals. Technicians also understand the many shapes, designs, sizes and resolutions of laptop screens and are experts at pinpointing the best solution and providing sound advice for any budget.

A one-year warranty comes with all screen repairs and replacements.

ASA Computer Repairs also operates a mobile service for computer repairs, laptop repairs, and custom-built gaming companies.

On Google, Carolyn Zochling wrote, “Brilliant customer service. Sohail fixed our damaged laptop screen and charged a fair price.”

Aussie PC Fix

Aussie PC Fix handles all kinds of computer repairs for individuals and small businesses, including replacing LCD, LED and touch screens on laptops and other devices. You can choose to have work completed on site at your premises, or drop-off to Wanniassa by appointment.

Reviewer Toni shared her experience with Aussie PC Fix as a Google Review: "Pleasant. Knowledgeable. Thorough. Fixed problem and suggested improvements. Same day service on a Saturday!"

Fairstar Computers

Fyshwick-based Fairstar Computers provides affordable and friendly on-site computer repair services, including laptop screen replacements. With over 29 years of experience, Fairstar is trusted and reliable.

Customer Aleksandar shared his experience on Google Reviews: "Thank God I discovered this place, honestly the best repair store in Australia. Five stars just don't do it justice. Professional and friendly staff that will fix any type of issues your device might have."

Canberra Computer Doctors

Canberra Computer Doctors' mobile technicians are experienced with repairing cracked and damaged laptop screens for brands including Acer, Compaq, Dell, HP, Lenovo, IBM, Sony and Toshiba. If you have a different brand laptop, they may still be able to assist you.

All work is guaranteed and comes with a no fix, no fee policy.

Customer Lutgart shared their experience with Canberra Computer Doctors on Google Reviews: "Very happy with the service provided by Canberra Computer Doctors. They organised for Wayne to come to our house the day after I first made contact. Wayne was very efficient, friendly and super helpful."

Techwhiz

Forrest-based Techwhiz provides a full range of onsite or workshop computer repairs, including for laptops. It promises affordable service and a fast response time.

Customer Sandra shared her experience with Techwhiz on Google Reviews: "Very glad I chose Canberra Computer Doctors for my recent repair job. They were polite and courteous and did not treat me like an imbecile. They listened to me and answered all of my questions."

If you’re laptop needs a bit more than just the screen repaired, check out our article on the best computer repair shops in Canberra.

Your experience with laptop screen repairers in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the building and development companies listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

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I tried geeklabs and they did a pretty good job 🙂

I too need one, but can’t find any…….looks like it will now cost less to buy a new one

Damn, all too late guys, but thanks. Having it done via ATM Belco. $250 fitted.

Alpha Geeks, we can help you ..

send us the the details, e.g Make & Model number, or drop it into Fyshwick Workshop and we will be happy give you a FREE fixed price free quote.

I can do laptop screen replacements. Have been doing them through work for many years. What model and brand is the unit? If interested hit me up. brenster_673athotmail.com

Captain RAAF9:50 pm 13 Mar 12

Capital Laptops in Civic. Very switched on crew there.

Geeklabs.com.au

Did an awesome job for me when junior dropped my ipod and smashed the screen.

Thanks pantsman, a nice idea, but, as I say above, all that wil get me is a $100 debit and no further forward.

Try ebay with the model number. They go for about cost plus 5% and that’s about $100 me thinks. There will be instructions about how to disassemble on the web. Look for service manual on manufacturer’s website.

Got a quote of $250 off ATM computers in Belco, may go with that.

Nice though the idea of fixing it myself may be, I’ll not risk ending up with a bin full of parts, a huge bill, and no working laptop thanks!

Depending on the laptop you should be able to replace it your self. You can buy them off ebay. We got one the other week for $85 and it was a 10 min job to replace. I would suggest taking the lcd screen out and get it’s model number then you can search based off that.

Yep, it’s the LCD below that’s gone. If it’s going to be more than $300 we’ll buy the kid a new laptop.

Thanks for the advice so far.

I had a new Dell Inspirion screen replaced by PCEZ in Gungahlin for about $250
were the only ones to answer thier phone and give me a firm quote.

Depends on if it’s the screen or the actually LCD panel below is damaged. If it’s the latter, it normally isn’t worth it.

Depending on the model and damage though, sites like iFixit (http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown) sometimes have guides, tools and parts to do it yourself.

If the LCD panel though is damaged instead of the covering screen, then you’re looking at many hundreds of dollars.

Laptop not under warranty? Checked whether its cheaper to go to a third party than the manufacturer?

I know there was one place in the middle of civic that specialised in laptop repairs but I can’t seem to find nor recall the name of it.

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