A few weeks ago, I had the misfortune of dropping my laptop computer on concrete in a parking lot. The ugly part was that later that day when I tried to boot up my computer, the LCD screen was cracked. Even worse, my hard drive would not boot. But that’s another story. The good news is that aside from the LCD being cracked, overall the computer survived. Off to a Google search. I found this site, Laptop Screens, where I found a replacement LCD screen for $59. With shipping it came out to about $77.70. I seem to recall the last time I helped a friend go and repair their LCD screen, it cost $200, so the DIY replacement was certainly going to be cheaper and faster.
The best part in all of this was the fact that if I made a video showing a step-by-step guide on how to perform the replacement, and share it on YouTube, then the company would refund me the cost of the screen. So below is my “How To” video on YouTube.