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Old 12-16-2008, 05:38 PM
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presario f500

7 y/o son dropped it and the monitor is trash

it is daughters lap top

any recommendations on repair or replecement?

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Old 12-16-2008, 05:52 PM
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Tigerdirect.com

If your daughter is close to going to college or carries it often look at Notebooks smaller lighter and just what a student needs


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Old 12-16-2008, 06:16 PM
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Go to ebay and search for "presario F500 LCD" and you'll see there are dozens of replacement screens available for sale for $90ish.

The question is, is it worth it, and do you know anyone who can put the screen in? (should not be that difficult if you know which end of a screwdriver goes where)
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:32 PM
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someone stepped on my daughters laptop screen and ruined it...within my extended family they all have Compaqs and HP. I was able to take the screen from one laptop that was totalled due to a cracked motherboard (also stepped on) and moved the screen. It only to 15 minutes to do...the hard part was that i had to solder and seal the cable to the wireless antenna (which is also run into the monitor.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:03 AM
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Get a MAC Book
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:06 AM
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Anyone here buy from tigerdirect?

Prices look good.
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:36 PM
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fichtion - 12/17/2008 11:06 AM

Anyone here buy from tigerdirect?

Prices look good.
I do that is why I posted the link...

Honest and trustworthy...


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Old 12-17-2008, 01:42 PM
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If it has a port for an external monitor, try hooking up your old CRT. If you don't have one ask around - somebody will probably give you one.

Many laptops have soft-ware that automatically clone the screens while you go through the setup process to desgnate "duplicate" "primary" or "secondary" displays. You can then use it like an old PC until you either get a new monitor or replace the machine completely. With the working monitor you can at least use it to down load the data for transfer.

Good luck!
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