Where to get your laptop screen replaced in Canberra


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

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.

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.”

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!”


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

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.

Your experience with laptop screen repairers in Canberra

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15 Responses to Where to get your laptop screen replaced in Canberra
zllauh zllauh 8:20 pm 27 Sep 15

I tried geeklabs and they did a pretty good job 🙂

ozdownunder ozdownunder 11:08 pm 21 Jan 15

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

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 11:21 am 19 Mar 12

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

alphageeks alphageeks 11:14 am 19 Mar 12

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.

Tecko12 Tecko12 3:13 pm 14 Mar 12

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 RAAF Captain RAAF 9:50 pm 13 Mar 12

Capital Laptops in Civic. Very switched on crew there.

frank2112 frank2112 9:00 pm 13 Mar 12


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

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 1:06 pm 13 Mar 12

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

PantsMan PantsMan 12:40 pm 13 Mar 12

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.

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 11:32 am 13 Mar 12

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!

kimbo kimbo 8:31 pm 12 Mar 12

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.

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 6:15 pm 12 Mar 12

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.

cross cross 5:36 pm 12 Mar 12

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.

c_c c_c 5:09 pm 12 Mar 12

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.

Dilandach Dilandach 4:52 pm 12 Mar 12

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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