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With these “thin” assembly HP laptops the LCD assembly isn’t impossible to service piecemeal, but they aren’t for the faint of heart a lot of the time as servicing the thin assemblies is not as easy as the ones with a LCD bezel. Yours is one of the harder ones to service, sadly. '''BEFORE YOU OPEN THIS, MAKE SURE YOU CAN AFFORD TO REPLACE THE ASSEMBLY AS A UNIT IF YOU BREAK IT.'''
 
Usually the place to start on these to see is to remove the LCD assembly, and then the lower trim and see if you can find any Command like tabs - that’s usually where they hide to start. Once you do that, you can usually release the display+digitizer assembly. Once it’s released, you’ll be able to replace the back* panel, but you’ll also need to find equivalent adhesive, or one that can be removed easily especially if it lacks the Command tab. '''However, odds are low since even the HP service manual says direct bonded.'''
Usually the place to start on these to see is to remove the LCD assembly, and then the lower trim and see if you can find any Command like tabs - that’s usually where they hide to start. Once you do that, you can usually release the display+digitizer assembly. Once it’s released, you’ll be able to replace the back* panel, but you’ll also need to find equivalent adhesive, or one that can be removed easily especially if it lacks the Command tab. '''However, odds are low since even the HP service manual says direct bonded.'''
 
*You may need to buy this used, as these HP Touch assemblies are often sold as a complete unit only. However, it’s usually not impossible - just harder then the entire thing.

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Original post by: Nick ,

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With these “thin” assembly HP laptops the LCD assembly isn’t impossible to service piecemeal, but they aren’t for the faint of heart a lot of the time as servicing the thin assemblies is not as easy as the ones with a LCD bezel. Yours is one of the harder ones to service, sadly. '''BEFORE YOU OPEN THIS, MAKE SURE YOU CAN AFFORD TO REPLACE THE ASSEMBLY AS A UNIT IF YOU BREAK IT.'''

Usually the place to start on these to see is to remove the LCD assembly, and then the lower trim and see if you can find any Command like tabs - that’s usually where they hide to start. Once you do that, you can usually release the display+digitizer assembly. Once it’s released, you’ll be able to replace the back* panel, but you’ll also need to find equivalent adhesive, or one that can be removed easily especially if it lacks the Command tab.

*You may need to buy this used, as these HP Touch assemblies are often sold as a complete unit only. However, it’s usually not impossible - just harder then the entire thing.

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