A broken laptop screen can have various effects, such as incorrectly colored pixels, lines of color, bleeding colors, chunks of the screen appearing black, or the screen may not turn on. The type of effects depends upon what is broken. 

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Some of the most common reasons for a broken screen include the following:

  • Outdated driver
  • Stuck pixels
  • Backlight malfunction 
  • Screen burn 

However, if your laptop screen is physically broken, it is either because of putting too much weight on it or dropping it. The screen can also break if there is something in-between the screen and the keyboard. Even a bit of sand can do the trick. 

Strategies for Fixing Laptop Displays

You can use the following methods to try to fix the screen. If one method works, you can start using your laptop again. 

It is important to note that these methods will not prove effective if your screen is physically broken. In that case, you will have to replace your laptop screen. 

  1. Close the laptop and reopen it: There is a good chance that your computer might have a lousy lid sensor, which is why it turns on sometimes and sometimes doesn’t. Otherwise, try cleaning your keyboard, as some dirt might be left there. This can also be a problem for the screen. 
  2. External Monitoring: If your screen doesn’t turn on and you are uncertain whether your PC is on, plug in an external monitor. If the monitor doesn’t work, your laptop may be asleep or off. If the monitor turns on, then it means that your screen is broken. 
  3. Restart: If there is a problem with the operating system, your screen may not turn on at first. Try restarting your system. 
  4. Unstick stuck pixels: You can try to unstick stuck pixels by using apps. These apps generate digital snow, which try to get the stuck pixels to work again. 
  5. Backlight connection: Remove the bezel around your screen and other case components to reveal the screen and backlight wires and connectors. Remember to ensure everything is in place and the wires are intact. 

If nothing helps, you must get your screen replaced or checked by a computer technician. 


These are 5 ways to fix your laptop screen. If your screen is still broken and you need a computer technician or if you have any questions contact us

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