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Master Geek
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Topic # 27754 5-Nov-2008 18:42
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  My partner went to use her 4 month old laptop this afternoon and when she opened it found cracks all over the screen (Big time).

Has anybody ever come across this before, as i get the feeling Compaq will say it has been dropped. There are no drop marks on the laptop and I find the whole situation rather strange.

And "NO" it wasn't dropped Smile Any thoughts would be appreciated - I have provided a pic link.


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  Reply # 176208 5-Nov-2008 21:36
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Ouch! Cracked screens can sometimes be caused by rapid temperature changes, but it's pretty rare. It could also be that a weight has been put on the screen while the lid is closed, or if it was in a laptop bag the screen was pushed against something else in the bag (like the power brick).

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  Reply # 176231 5-Nov-2008 23:13
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Check your home insurance policy.. if you have one :/

Else start the hunt for a replacement screen... or turn that laptop into a headless 1AU server!


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  Reply # 177733 13-Nov-2008 10:32
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New replacement screens cost as much as a new if you really jsut want to replace the screen, poke around on Trademe etc for a faulty unit with same screen and swap them over.

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