Yes, the LCD screen "face panel" can be replaced. However, note that this part is the most expensive part of the monitor. If your monitor is more than a year or two old, it may be difficult to find a replacement and it may be more cost effective to simply replace the whole monitor.
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A screen that is cracked in several places usually means the unit is U/S, as the cost to replace the entire panel would be more than the price of a new player; since this is NOT a premium brand name like SONY or LG. However, if your player has video output sockets, you can always connect it to a regular TV set's inputs and view DVDs that way, assuming it still plays discs.
Otherwise, the only option is to buy a new unit; preferably one which does not feature a screen. I doubt you would be able to obtain a secondhand working screen panel for this model as a part. It's up to you where you go from here.
As I said, this is not a premium brand, it would be uneconomical, expensive and/or impossible to repair. A shame too, since Polaroid made great cameras and video gear many years ago.
Trying to find replacement parts for your model could be a task. LCDs are so inexpensive these days it would be cheaper to just replace it. Not sure if you have a Frys computer store nearby but I saw a 22" LCD for 129.00. Check your local electronics stores also. If you did find the part for your Gateway consider the cost and installation fees.
Price depends on model. It would probably be cheaper to replace the entire thing. But if you must you could (if you find a professional to do the work) buy a similar model and ask a professional to swap out the "monitors".
OK, thanks to hihai in another posting, I was able (finally) to get into my monitor. Use a wide, thin knife and insert it between the grey plastic and the black plastic at the top or bottom of the monitor. (its easier at the top or bottom as you can distinctly see the deliniation between the grey and black - on the sides it's all black and the fit of this bezel around the monitor is so tight it's really hard to get in to the crack to pry the thing off). At any rate, once you get your thin knife (I too used a butter knife) into that crack, gently slide it to one end or the other. There are tabs near each end and a couple in the middle - you'll feel a bit of resistance near each tab as you slide the knife. Position the knife close to one of the end tabs. Rotate the knife handle outwards away from the monitor effectively prying the bezel upwards away from the face of the monitor. As you pop each tab, work towards the opposite end of the same side of the monitor. Once you have both ends dislodged, inserting the knife to pry up the all black sides will be easier. Unfortunately once you have the top (or bottom) and both sides loose the remaining top (or bottom depending on which one you started with) becomes a bit tighter to get the knife into.
Here's my word of caution. Be very gentle. While I was trying to find the way to get the bezel to come off I attempted to slide it in between the monitor face and the bezel itself and unfortunately cracked the glass face inside the monitor rendering it useless.
As for the power button, the button had worn down so much from use there simply was no travel left to push the contact on the switch board in the bezel. I tried a dab of hot glue on the inside of the power button to give it some more contact to the switch on the circuit board but didn't have enough. I was able to push the switch on the board with the circuit board removed from the bezel (with a tiny screwdriver not my fingers) and the monitor powered up fine. It was then I discovered the broken screen. Damn.
Touch screens are even more expensive that straight LCD panels. This repair may cost more than the original monitor. Why do you need another panel? Is the panel cracked or is the touch screen portion not working correctly?