Finally getting around to replacing damaged laptop and netbook screens can feel a little like finally getting the balding tyres on your car replaced – surely one more day will be fine? But, as with car tyres, there is a point at with it becomes dangerous and foolhardy to put off repairs.
Whatever caused the crack in your laptop display, it’s not going to heal itself by magic. A computer that’s rarely moved tends to outlast one carried on the commute, but in both cases the crack will do nothing less than spread, becoming more of a hindrance to usability and internal function.
Laptop and netbook screens are very, very sensitive. If your laptop appears to be in working order after a hole has been created in the screen, it’s living on borrowed time! A hole in the laptop screen means environmental detritus and dirt can easily enter the internal area of your computer, perhaps damaging it irreparably.
A badly-fitted or loose laptop display isn’t just frustrating; it can contribute to some pretty serious internal component issues within your laptop. It could be that an issue with your laptop’s hinges has led to the screen’s structural integrity. Tightening the hinges using manufacturer-recommended methods may help restore the stability of your laptop screen. However, if the problem does not lie with the hinges, a replacement screen is the only way to provide protection from external factors whilst re-establishing the highest level of usability.