Question from Andreas G.: My ASUS X551M laptop fell off of my kitchen table and it cracked the screen.
It isn’t cracked that bad, but unfortunately the entire right side of the screen is black and completely unresponsive.
I really like this laptop and I’d love to get it fixed but I can’t afford to spend a lot of money on it.
How hard is it to replace a laptop screen? Do you think I could do it myself? Also, do you have any idea how much it would cost to get a replacement screen?
Rick’s answer: Hi Andreas. Most laptop screens are actually fairly easy to replace as long as you carefully follow the instructions and use the proper tools.
Youtube is a virtual library of videos that show how to make most any computer repair, and I quickly found a very good video that shows exactly how to replace the screen on an ASUS X551M laptop, step-by-step.
I recommend that you watch the video and then decide for yourself whether you’ll feel comfortable taking on the job or not. Just click the arrow and it will start playing automatically.
I truly believe you could easily handle the job of replacing the broken screen on your laptop Andreas.
If you decide you want to try it you can expect to pay around $50 for a replacement screen. I did a quick check on Amazon and found several screens that’ll work in your laptop, including this one that’s currently selling for about that amount.
You’ll also need the tools mentioned (and used) in the video, but chances are you already have them in your toolbox. If not, you can buy them for just a few bucks.
I hope this helps, Andreas. Good luck!
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