Last night my boyfriend broke my laptop screen. I dont know how. I think he just grabbed it when it was closed too hard. I have a 2 year old Satellite L655D-S5067. The glass on the screen is not cracked, just the image is all messed up (cant see anything). When I turn it on it doesnt make any strange sounds, just broken screen. I just did a bit of research and most places say that if your screen breaks its just better to buy a new laptop because it costs so much to get a new one. Any truth to this?
Also, I live in Costa Rica. Even if my computer was still under warranty I doubt it would cover costs of repair down here. Everything computer related costs double here as it would in the USA. So I worry an expensive repair in the USA will be ridiculously expensive down here. Im going up to the USA in January and could potentially buy a new computer and pick it up when I go up there, but that would mean 3 full months of sharing my boyfriends crappy laptop.