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Re: [opensuse] offtopic: laptop repair
On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 5:12 PM, Dirk Gently <dirk.gently00@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Greg Freemyer wrote:

Alright, after a decade or more of routinely carrying a laptop around
I just broke my first screen.

It's for a Dell XPS L502X.

Looks like I can spend anywhere from $60 to $300 to replace it. (At
$300 it may be smarter to replace it?)

It looks like the 2 basic options are buying a complete lid with the
screen and bezel already toghether, or I can buy just a screen.

I'm reasonably handy with tools, so I'm wondering what the smart thing
is for me to do. Any advice?

Once you have the lid off, replacing the screen is an extra 10 minutes of

I would definitely go for just replacing the screen.

On my own, I will likely order this one from Newegg:

Any gotcha's I should be aware of?

Just find a repair manual in PDF form for that line of model variants

Thanks I found the Dell Service Manual and I have the bezel off and
the screen detached from the lid. A new Dell screen is on order.

I have 2 laptops, and the dead one is my alternate one so I'm good for
a couple days until the new screen shows up.

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