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#1 ba_50

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 06:56 PM

I've had 3 desktop computers and the first thing to go is the monitor. How well do lap top monitors last? Thanks.

#2 bucksfanjimj

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 03:11 PM

Ideally, they should last the lifetime of the laptop. My wife has a 7 year old laptop that is still using the original screen. However, they do obviously fail from time to time. Just look at our laptop forum. The inverter or the backlight itself is more likely to fail first in my experience. Both are usually fairly reasonable in price and to repair. Replacing the entire unit can be very pricey though.

I have yet to have a monitor for a desktop fail on me. Give it time though and it will probably happen. Btw, what brands were the monitors that failed?

#3 ba_50

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 04:51 PM

A Dell, HP, and Samsung failed. I guess an extended warranty would work if is covered.