Lines or Dots on the Screen

If your laptop’s LCD or LED screen has some visible black dots or lines, you should first try to press it – just enough force that will alter the display. Most of the time, this problem is due to trapped or wedged pixels. Applying pressure on it will usually loosen and free the pixels, and when it is unstuck, the dots and lines will disappear.

However, if applying pressure to it doesn’t remove or alleviate the dots, then the only way to solve it is by replacing the screen. Most of the time, monitor lines and dots are usually bearable and poses no hindrance to productivity or usage – so as long as that’s the case, there is no need for replacement.

Dimmed Screen

Another common problem is when your display is darker than usual. First of all, you have to make sure that you set your laptop’s brightness level to maximum. If that does not work, then there are two other ways you can do yourself to fix the problem.

Firstly, you can try closing and opening the lid. Most of the time, your laptop just lagged and didn’t follow the system protocol immediately or the lid switch was stuck. Manually closing and opening the lid back again usually solves this issue.

Secondly, you can do a quick restart/reboot. It may just be a minute system error or problem that can be solved by restarting your device. After it has fully booted up, you can assess if it’s still dimmed.

If both didn’t work, there might be hardware problems – burnt backlight or inverter, or broken cable. We do not advise you to do these manually as it is more complicated than replacing the screen. Doing it on your own may destroy the circuit board (which is quite expensive) and backlight lamp. The lamp itself contains mercury (extremely hazardous to your health) and lead glass – it’s brittle and may cause static charges and electrocute you when repairing it without the proper tools.

Wrong Colour Display or Distorted Screen

If your laptop’s screen is messing up – colour is incorrect, divided screen, or jumbled display – it’s often due to a defective GPU. There is nothing you can do but send your laptop to a professional repair centre. It requires replacing the GPU, which is almost always connected to the motherboard. It also needs precision tools to repair successfully, without so, you may worsen the damage.

Why is a laptop screen replacement more common today? As laptops get thinner and lighter, they also become increasingly fragile. The paper thin LED displays on modern laptops can be broken simply by tapping too hard on the screen or closing the lid on a flash drive or power cable. So you broke your laptop screen, what now?  Palies repair experts are here to help! Our certified technicians can repair your cracked screen and get you up and running quickly, often while you wait. Before doing anything, Palies gives your laptop a full look-over and inspection to ensure the screen really needs replacement. If the graphics card on the motherboard is dead, for instance, you may be wasting your time and effort on replacing a perfectly good screen. Additionally, if the laptop has been recently dropped or otherwise possibly physically harmed, you’ll want us to double-check for other damage as well.