Laptop Security – How to Protect Laptops Wherever You Work

Summary: This 3-minute article discusses the pros and cons of cracked laptop screen repair. Learn your options and then contact GEEKAID Computer and Network Support at to discuss the best IT maintenance solutions for your SMB and all its connected devices.

Laptops offer portability. That portability is the main selling point. However, in return for that portability, users pay more and get less power than a desktop PC. Also, with portability comes more opportunities to damage them physically. Let’s face it, a desktop computer sitting at your desk in your home or office is far less likely to get a cracked screen than the laptop you take on the train with you every day. So, what does one do with a broken laptop screen? Should it just be thrown away? Only as a last resort. Here are some options to consider before chucking that machine:

The cost of repairing or replacing the screen on a laptop varies depending on the make and model. However, if you are only experiencing minor defects such as scratches and a small number of black pixels, it is probably worth waiting on the repair, especially if you are close to buying a new one. Also, if you have an extra monitor, you can connect it to your laptop and continue to use it, access your files and back up your laptop.

Should You Attempt Laptop Screen Repair Yourself?

Before attempting a DIY laptop screen replacement:

Sometimes DIY computer repairs can cost you more time, money and frustration than the do-it-yourself approach saves. If you aren’t confident in your tech capabilities, it could be helpful to get IT experts to evaluate the problem and help you decide between repairing or replacing your broken laptop screen. They can also advise you as to whether it is worth the expense.

Laptop Computer Repairs

IT Maintenance and repairs are essential to a fast, secure and smoothly running computer system and network. Devices such as laptops used remotely are more vulnerable than those used on your home or office network. Laptops and all connected devices on your network or used for doing business must be maintained regularly. They must also be analyzed for speed, ease of access and operation, established security protocols and defenses to protect your hard-earned business data. With the expanded use of remote and work-from-home employees, having a team of IT experts to support your systems is imperative for a small to midsized business. Your IT support team can train your staff, update your software, inspect and monitor your hardware and provide iron-clad cyber security for all your devices and networks. GEEK-AID® Computer and Network Support specializes in customized Managed IT Services for small to midsized businesses. GEEK-AID®'s team of experts is comprised of top specialists in different areas of IT

IT Consulting Services

There are affordable options to help manage all your IT needs, from laptops and PCs to cell phones and tablets. GEEK-AID® Computer and Network Support specializes in customized IT Consulting Services for small to midsized businesses. GEEK-AID®’s team of experts is comprised of specialists in different areas of IT services, serving clients on-site and remotely. The GEEK-AID® team doesn’t clock out at five o’clock on Friday. They are available 24/7 to ensure your computers, network and data stay healthy and secure. As your business grows, expands its network and adds more devices such as smart controls, wireless access and remote access, your network vulnerability and need for regular IT support will grow, too. Hardware and software installation and maintenance, repair, security and network protection must be consistent, proactive and not wait for a system failure or data breach to throw your small to midsized business into crisis management and recovery mode.

Call (877) GEEK-AID (877-433-5243) to evaluate and discuss your IT support needs and the best way to maintain your computer system and all its devices.