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    Default Today I will be doing this!

    On Saturday, my son decided to knock past my laptop that was on a stool, and whacked the screen with his Bob the Builder figure that he was carrying. Resulting in Bob's helmet cracking the screen.

    Now the laptop in question happens to be my new Sony Vaio with an i3 core processor, 4GB of ram, blueray player and lots of other bells and whistles, which I bought a few months back, so cannot justify replacing it.

    So I had to order a new screen, which was quite reasonable at 56 + p&p. But I refuse to pay the cost for replacing it.

    So this is what I am going to be doing this morning.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa332DImPSo

    This could be fun!
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    I thought Bob the builder was supposed to fix things not break them His services have really gone downhill :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webzcas View Post
    This could be fun!
    I remember I did something very similar when at Uni (minus Bob the Builder and more a combination of severe writers block and a pair of headphones that were more aerodynamic than I expected).

    It cost a fortune to get fixed! Had I been able to see YouTube through the smashed screen, I would have given it a go too!

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    You thought of filming your own attempts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theshortstack View Post
    You thought of filming your own attempts?
    Actually that would be a good idea, then play it in reverse to put it back together.

    Make sure you keep an eye on all the screws and where they came from. Last time I took a laptop apart (it was more than the screen mind you) I had like 5 screws left over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theshortstack View Post
    You thought of filming your own attempts?
    I could set up the webcam and stream it on one of my sites. LOL

    Probably too many expletives though. LOL
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    Done. Actually a lot easier than I first envisaged.
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    Good luck on your changing the screen mission!! Looks a bit tedious but im sure you'll pull through! By the way I like the picture of the monkey you have up there, that monkey was hilarious in the movie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCanadianGambler View Post
    Make sure you keep an eye on all the screws and where they came from. Last time I took a laptop apart (it was more than the screen mind you) I had like 5 screws left over.
    That is too funny Did it work fine though despite this?

    Done. Actually a lot easier than I first envisaged.
    That's great! Glad that you were able to sort it out
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    Good luck. I hope your new screen isn't DOA like the one in the video!

    What would be do without youtube and the millions of other internet resources? Just makes doing what you need to be doing a whole lot easier.
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    I've done it, see two posts up

    Quite straightforward, no lost screws and more importantly works
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fergie View Post
    Good luck. I hope your new screen isn't DOA like the one in the video!

    What would be do without youtube and the millions of other internet resources? Just makes doing what you need to be doing a whole lot easier.
    lol, I agree. I was looking for a resolution and found the end was a DOA! Dean on arrival. bummer ending.

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    Interestingly enough, the screen fitted in my Vaio that I replaced was manufactured by LG. The replacement screen is a Samsung model.

    I was mildly surprised, I would have thought Sony would have manufactured their own screens.

    If anyone is ever unfortunate enough to have a broken or cracked laptop screen, I can wholeheartedly recommend http://www.laptopscreenonline.com/

    Ordered replacement on Sunday and was delivered Tuesday by courier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Webzcas View Post
    I've done it, see two posts up

    Quite straightforward, no lost screws and more importantly works
    No lost screws!!??? Clearly, you are a genius.
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    Awesome! Goodluck on your mission

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    All I can say is you're lucky it wasn't a Barbie doll. They do a lot more damage. Especially if they get stuck down the toilet.

    Bob's a pretty laid back sort of a bloke.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AWH-Gemma View Post
    I thought Bob the builder was supposed to fix things not break them His services have really gone downhill :P
    Lol

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    Dave I wish you had been around in the early days when.....
    Hubby and me managed to buy our first computer ( A Packard Bell ) in 1999 but we couldn't afford to buy a computer cabinet so we used to have it on the dining room table with the wires going across to the wall, so you had to step over the wires all the time.
    This worked fine for us, but try telling our dog this when she heard someone at the gate! Of course she went flying out of the dining room and got tangled in the wires , resulting in the computer landing on the floor in pieces. We were nearly in tears because we had only had it a few months and still hadn't learnt how to do a simple thing like a backup, so we lost everything and had to save up for months beore we could buy another one.
    Needless to say - When we got a new computer we bought a computer cabinet too!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stgeorge View Post
    All I can say is you're lucky it wasn't a Barbie doll. They do a lot more damage. Especially if they get stuck down the toilet.
    That must have been an awesome one. Sounds like you had a hell of an experience. Do you mind sharing?
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