Welcome to our LCD screen shop. If you are looking for an LCD screen replacement for your laptop you have come to the right place, we currently have over 200 different LCD screen models in stock. If you are after a monitor please visit our monitor store.
At Tekeurope we have been identifying, sourcing and supplying LCD screens to our customers for over 15 years. Our customer base includes everyone from FTSE250 companies through to home users so if you aren’t sure what LCD display you need feel free to contact us with your laptop model information and we will do our best to help you find it.
Selecting the right LCD panel can seem daunting at first if you have never done an LCD screen replacement before. Broadly speaking the LCD display you are buying has to have the same connector be the same size and be the same resolution (as your laptop may not support some other resolutions) as the LCD you are replacing. If you are able to remove the LCD screen you will often find the part number you require in the bottom left or bottom right on the back.
We stock both matte and glossy LCD screens. The difference between matte and glossy is merely the finish applied to the LCD panel and will not affect compatibility so the choice really comes down to the preference of the user. Glossy screens offer brighter more vibrant colours and therefore are excellent for gaming, watching videos etc however their high level of reflectivity can be a problem when used outdoors or in other bright environments such as offices, in which case a matte LCD screen may be a better choice.
Our stock covers a variety of LCD panel sizes as well as a number of different models, we have LCD screens for the latest laptops including touchscreens as well as a number of harder to find models for older laptops. We sell both new and refurbished LCDs and each LCD in our stock that is refurbished has been checked to ensure it is in good condition before being stocked.
How do I determine the screen I need for my laptop?
Visiting the laptop manufacturer’s website is normally a good place to start when trying to identify the correct laptop replacement screen. Often by entering the laptop’s serial or model number a list of parts can be obtained. Failing that the maintenance manual may be available for your laptop.
Because there is a certain amount of standardisation amongst screens it may be possible to find a replacement using the specifications of the screen- its size, resolution, connector type and the position of the connector. When doing this it is important to note there can be slight variations in the thickness of screens or some may require additional adhesive tapes etc so it is preferable to get the replacement part number from the manufacturer if possible.
Can I upgrade my laptop screen during the replacement process?
Yes often it is possible to upgrade your LCD screen when you replace it. An upgraded screen may have a better resolution, colour density or viewing angle.
When attempting to upgrade your screen it is important to choose a screen that is compatible with your laptop model. This information will often be available in the laptop’s maintenance manual or on the laptop manufacturer’s website.
What does a screen’s resolution refer to?
The resolution of the screen refers to the number of pixels that make up its display. This is normally displayed in the format “width x height”. For example a screen listed as 1920 x 1080 is 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high.
A higher resolution will produce a sharper image but it is always important to check what your laptop is able to support when buying a replacement LCD screen.
How do I measure the size of my laptop’s screen?
LCD screens are measured diagonally from corner to corner. Only include the actual display area not the surrounding frames or bezels. Screens are normally measured in inches.
What is the difference between matte and glossy screens?
The difference between matte and glossy laptop LCD screens is the finish on them and how they handle reflections.
A matte LCD screen has a textured or anti glare finish that helps to reduce reflections and glare. This makes the screen easier to view in bright environments or under lights. The colours however can look more muted with a lower contrast rate than a glossy screen.
By contrast a glossy LCD display has a reflective finish that makes colours look more vibrant. Glossy screens tend to have a higher contrast rate but are more prone to unwanted glare and reflections particularly in bright environments.
Often both LCD screen types will be available for a model of laptop. The choice of which one to pick largely comes down to personal preference. If the machine is frequently being used in bright environments a matte screen may be better, if colour vibrancy is a big concern then a glossy LCD may be the way to go.
What is the difference between LCD screen panels and screen assemblies?
Screen assemblies normally constitute the entire top half of the laptop, that is the rear cover, screen, bezel and cables. LCD raw panels are normally just the screen itself
What are dead pixels?
Dead pixels are pixels on an LCD screen that do not function and remain black. This can be caused by a manufacturing defect or physical damage to the screen. A variation on this can be stuck pixels, these are always received power and remain a fixed colour, even when the image on the screen changes.
Depending on their position on the LCD panel dead or stuck pixels can be extremely distracting. Thankfully with improving technology dead pixels are becoming rarer on LCD screens.
Can I replace the screen myself or do I need to get a professional to do it?
This depends on your level of technical expertise. If you have experience working with electronics and are comfortable using tools then you may be able to replace your laptop’s LCD screen yourself.
However there is always a risk of causing damage to both the new screen and the laptop itself therefore if you are not confident it may be better to seek professional help to replace the display.
It is also worth noting the warranty status of the laptop. If it is still under warranty then then replacing the LCD screen yourself may void the warranty. If in doubt contact the laptop’s manufacturer.
What tools do I need to replace my screen?
The tools required will vary by specific laptop screen. However you will probably need most if not all of the following:
– Screwdrivers: You will most likely need to screwdriver to remove the screws that hold the LCD screen and potentially the bezel in place.
– Plastic pry tool: You may need one to (gently) pry away the bezel from the LCD screen or lift the screen away from the LCD rear cover.
– ESD wrist strap: If one is available you should wear an ESD wrist strap when handling electronic components and parts. This helps to avoid damaging any of the components with static electricity.
– Adhesive tape: You may need adhesive tape to secure the screen into place. This will depend on the model of laptop you are replacing the screen for.
– Cleaning cloth: A soft lint-free cloth can be used to remove any dust, debris or fingerprints from the new screen or laptop frame.