A cracked screen can be bearable but a broken screen can show up as cracked glass or even funny pixel streak lines across the screen. An external monitor screen can have problems with power supply or the visual display.
There are several things to consider:
- Is the monitor or laptop under warranty? Check this first as it may be a warranty claim (except in case of dropping and other damage)
- Could you survive by plugging in another screen in the meantime?
- Get a quote on replacing the screen. If the cost of a new screen is not worth it on an older machine, then Saunders IT can retrieve your data for a new or alternative computer.