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    Hi so I open my laptop this morning to find only half the display working as per usual, the other half white and with what looks to be ink sort of splashed on the screen ( the laptop was dropped)
    I don’t know what to do half of my course work is on there along with other things.
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    Any help would be much appreciated)
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    (Original post by ismail17)
    Any help would be much appreciated)
    Oh. Bad news unfortunately.

    The ink splash is the liquid crystal material escaping from a smashed glass filter containing the fluid in the display.

    The blank half of the screen also indicates there is likely to be other damage to the internal cables/connectors/printed circuit boards linking the motherboard with the display. The only way of knowing if that has happened, would be to get a computer technician to take a look.

    Depending on the model number (screen type and size) of the laptop and it's age, a new screen is likely to be around £60 to £120. On top of that add the technicians repair time of around £45 per hour. So anything between £120 to £200 +VAT.

    If you know someone who is confident with technology to technician level, you may be able to get it done for the price of the parts only. Beware, there is no guarantee though.

    I'm assuming you back-up your files regularly? lol

    If you have access to a stand alone monitor, then use that for the time being or connect it to your TV via HDMI.

    Depending on the age of your laptop, it may also be worthwhile looking at a new model.
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