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Screen on laptop is smashed do i have to replace with exact same screen or will another type fit

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The short answer is yes. A different screen will not likely fit on your laptop. A hardware maintenance manual generally found on your manufacturer's website should give you detailed instructions on how to replace your specific screen after acquiring another.

However, you may also be able to get away with just connecting an external monitor to your laptop if you prefer, this will definitely be a cheaper option, especially if you have an extra lying around. You may need a DVI to VGA adapter depending on connections available. Once plugged in, most laptops have a function key (near the top of your keyboard) with a monitor icon, or something short similar to CRT, LCD, etc. Hold down your fn key, and press this button. Wait a few seconds for it to kick in, and voila. You may have to press this several times to fully cycle through the modes available.

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