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
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ASA Computer Repairs specialises in screen repairs and can get your laptop working in no time. It stocks replacement screens for laptop brands including Asus, Acer, Dell, Lenovo, HP and MSI.
ASA Computer Repairs uses replacement screens from leading brands like AU Optronics, BOE Hydis, Chi Mei/Innolux, Chunghwa, HannStar, IVO, LG Display, Samsung and Sharp. These screens are often of a higher quality than the original laptop screen.
The skilled technicians at ASA understand that replacing laptop screens can be confusing due to the variety of shapes, designs, sizes and resolutions. They’ve taken the time to learn the difference between a 1366 x 768 HD screen and a 2560 x 1440 QHD / WQHD 2k screen, so you don’t have to. Just drop your laptop off and let someone else take care of the hard work for you.
ASA Computer Repairs provides a one year warranty for all screen replacements. It recommends keeping the model and serial numbers handy (usually printed on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop), to make finding the right replacement screen easier.
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.”
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!”
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.”
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.”
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.
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