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My son has an ACER 3683 notebook which was accidently damaged and broke the screen. Although it is still in the extended warranty period, the way the damage occurred,would not qualify for repair under any warranty. My question is is it economical to repair the item and if so how much would it cost. CHAS HOEPPER ( .au)

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As the graphics controller/card is either integrated into the Motherboard or stacked on it, the case has to come apart to replace the screen. You can check online auctions or other outlets for replacement screens or non functioning laptops like yours for the parts you need. You didn't mention whether the screen housing was damaged or any other damage to the case, if there is the laptop with a bad mobo or hd for parts would be the cheaper option. But you must also be able to or have someone who can preform the labor for you as it's not for first timers, otherwise I would look to replace the laptop and part yours out. JMHO

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