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Damaged screen/display--must have be bumped--not cracked-- can it be fixed?

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Anything can be fixed, it's just a question of whether you can

a) realign the display and it's contact wires,
b) replace the backlight,
c) get a repair facility to do either of the above without saying "uneconomical to repair".

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