Honestly, has no one here EVER smashed a damn LCD before??!?
Those lines are cracks where the liquid or whatever is inside them has been displaced. And trust me when I say that nothing NORMAL would do that. Dropping it MAY do it but very, very likely not. Setting something on it while its closed is even less likely, unless it was quite heavy. Maybe if you sat on it? Really the only way you would do that under a normal circumstance is to have it open and to drop something heavy on it with force or throw something at it, and even then it isn't "normal".
It was NOT a manufacturing error.
It was NOT excessive heat.
Warranties don't cover you being a stupid ass and doing crap that common sense tells you not to. Putting something ridiculuously heavy or throwing rocks at a screen is the type of stuff I mean, and this is the type of stuff no warranty will cover.
HP makes good laptops. Should I stop buying Logitech keyboards becuase I spilled coffee on it and it died? Of course not. Why would you do it for this.
For all those of you who have never proken an LCD, go an find a calculator and tear the screen out, then apply pressure ( a lot ) until it cracks. You'll see what happened to the laptop screen
well all i got is a ti 83 and that aint worth breaking. I just read his sis could of been drunk, well if shes drunk its her fault and there shouldnt be any excuses if she broke it while drunk.
When i bought a Best Buy warranty on my CD player, the lady told me yeah you can do whatever that you could run it over drop it etc and theyd still cover for it.
As for a HP laptop, ive heard good and bad. One good thing is that my friend has one with a 3.4 ghz P4 in it and it heats up like crazy but it still runs fine and hes happy with it. A bad story was that a 3.2 p4 laptop (HP) overheated and had to be sent back to be fixed. But he got it back, and he said their service was great.