I have a REALLY high end laptop that had been REALLY badly damaged, and to fit a new screen would have meant an entire new housing, base panel, plus hinges and arms, keyboard, ribbons etc. along with this the case was such that the power supply couldn't be plugged in, almost threw it away.
Instead soldered a power supply to the board, connected it to my TV with a HDMI cable and put a dongle for a wireless keyboard/mouse combo in a working USB port.
It's hidden away so looks don't matter and means I have Internet on the big screen. There is always a way round things