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Laptop screen damaged?

Hi - yesterday my lcd screen looked like it had a score at the top, about a few cm long, but I couldn't feel any tears on the surface. However, today, there is black fuzziness all along the top (looks like leaking ink), and a huge score running from the original line all the way across the screen to the right hand side. There are also now hazy black lines near the top which weren't there before....any ideas? Is it broken beyond repair???

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Nothing is ever broken beyond repair, but most of the time the cost of repair actually exceeds what you can purchase a new one for. And with 19" LCDs selling for around $139, you get a bigger screen and less money than it would cost to actually replace the screen on that monitor.

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