A broken laptop screen can ruin anyone's day. We recently stumbled across this tutorial that makes the idea of replacing it yourself a bit easier to comprehend. Depending on your laptop model, replacing/repairing your screen could save you quite a bit of money. If you can handle a screwdriver or a small hex wrench, you'll likely be able to complete the job yourself. The most work will be in finding the right parts and convincing yourself you can do it.
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