- Graphics driver
- Phillips-head screwdriver, PH-1 size
- Utility knife
- Wear an anti static wristband grounded to a nearby metal object to avoid damaging the screen with static electricity during the replacement process.
- Consult Samsung or your dealer first if your laptop is still under warranty. These procedures will likely void any warranty in effect.
Remove the power plug and battery from the computer to prepare for replacing the damaged LCD panel with a new one if none of the software solutions had any effect. Pull the plug from its socket on the computer, and then flip the computer onto its top with the battery compartment toward you. Press the two sliders on either side of the compartment toward the center of the to unlock the battery, and then slide it from the case.
Turn the computer back over onto its base and open the screen.
Remove the small rubber covers over the screws on the front of the bevel of the screen with the utility knife's point. Stick the rubber covers onto the bevel next to the exposed screws to keep track of them.
Remove the six screws from on the screen bevel with the PH-1 Phillips-head screwdriver. Carefully pry the bezel from the screen using your fingers for the removal so that you can access the screen.
Pull the metal screen assembly frame forward slightly away from the rear of the screen case cover. Unscrew the small Phillips-head screws on the side of the screen securing the frame to the LCD screen with the PH-1 screwdriver. Six screws must be removed, three on each side of the screen.
Pull the unsecured frame forward from the rear of the case. Remove the webcam-cable connector on the rear of the screen from the top rear of the screen cover to allow you to fully lower the LCD against the keyboard.
Remove the graphics ribbon connector from the bottom of the rear of the screen. Lift the piece of tape covering the connection area in order to remove the connector completely. Pull the damaged screen from the system.
Set the new screen down onto the keyboard with the connector socket of the screen toward the rear of the notebook adjacent to the rear case screen cover. Plug the graphics-card ribbon connector from the rear screen case cover into the socket at the bottom of the rear of the replacement screen. Check the connection to ensure that it’s in tightly with no visible seam between the cable and the socket on the rear of the LCD.
Tilt the replacement screen upward towards the case cover until the webcam cable at the top of the screen is close enough to the cover top to connect. Plug the cable into the socket on the top of the case cover.
Screw the screen frame to the sides of the screen using the six screws that you removed, and then tilt the screen back into place in the rear case cover completely.
Replace the bezel over the front edges of the screen, and then replace the six bezel screws to hold the bezel in place. Cover the screws back over with the rubber covers to complete the replacement process.