Introduction

Many people will dump a laptop if the screen is broken, but this laptop's screen is replaceable! This guide will walk you through how to remove your screen module so that it may be replaced.

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  • Use the Philips #1 Screwdriver to remove the 9 screws that hold the keyboard cover in place.

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Image 1/1: While the spudger is in the crease, carefully pry open the casing by sliding the spudger along the edge.
  • Insert the flat edge of the spudger into the crease of the keyboard cover.

  • While the spudger is in the crease, carefully pry open the casing by sliding the spudger along the edge.

  • Do not use excessive force to pry open the lid. You should hear each plastic clip snap open as you run the spudger along the edge.

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Image 1/2: Slowly lift the cover open from the front of the laptop, but do not completely remove. Image 2/2: Note the locations of the 3 white and blue data cables connecting to the keyboard to the computer's main board.
  • Make sure that the entire cover has been released from the plastic pins.

  • Slowly lift the cover open from the front of the laptop, but do not completely remove.

  • Note the locations of the 3 white and blue data cables connecting to the keyboard to the computer's main board.

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Image 1/1: The cable will slide out of its place.
  • Remove each data cable from the motherboard by using your finger or the black spudger to lift the black latch.

  • The cable will slide out of its place.

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  • With the data cables removed and the keyboard module fully disconnected, the keyboard module should come free from the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Do not use any metal tool to pry any type of battery.  Doing so can puncture or short the battery, resulting in damage or injury. Image 2/2: Remove the two screws securing the battery to the laptop case with the Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • The manufacturer warns to only allow a professional to remove the battery. Do so at your own risk.

  • Do not use any metal tool to pry any type of battery. Doing so can puncture or short the battery, resulting in damage or injury.

  • Remove the two screws securing the battery to the laptop case with the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: The battery is connected to the motherboard on the left side. Image 2/2: Use your finger tips to evenly grip the battery on the left and right sides of the battery.
  • After removing the 2 screws, pull out the battery.

  • The battery is connected to the motherboard on the left side.

  • Use your finger tips to evenly grip the battery on the left and right sides of the battery.

  • Pull straight up to lift the battery out of its place.

  • If you find yourself having trouble pulling out the battery, push the battery back in place and attempt to lift straight out again.

  • Do not use excessive force or attempt to pry the battery with any tools. Doing so will result in damage to the laptop.

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Image 1/2: There are two screws connected to the motherboard and two screws connected directly to the case. Image 2/2: There are two screws connected to the motherboard and two screws connected directly to the case.
  • Remove the four screws that hold the hard drive in place with the Philips #1 screwdriver.

  • There are two screws connected to the motherboard and two screws connected directly to the case.

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Image 1/1: Be sure to fully disconnect the hard drive from the motherboard to ensure that you do not damage the connectors.
  • Remove the hard drive by sliding it to the right to disconnect it from the motherboard and lifting out.

  • Be sure to fully disconnect the hard drive from the motherboard to ensure that you do not damage the connectors.

  • If necessary, unscrew the old hard drive from the holster and screw the new one into the holster.

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  • Remove the single screw that is holding the drive in place using the Phillips #1 Screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Lifting the drive straight out without sliding to the right will damage the motherboard.
  • Slide the drive out to the right of the laptop to disconnect from the motherboard.

  • Lifting the drive straight out without sliding to the right will damage the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: While unscrewing the screws, it may be helpful to use the tweezers to keep control of the screws. Image 2/2: While unscrewing the screws, it may be helpful to use the tweezers to keep control of the screws.
  • Remove the 9 screws from the motherboard using the Philips #1 screwdriver.

  • While unscrewing the screws, it may be helpful to use the tweezers to keep control of the screws.

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Image 1/3: Do not pull the cables by their wires.  This can lead to damage to the cables. Image 2/3: The large, black cable is connected to the screen.  Carefully wiggle the cable out by gripping the black tape with your fingers. Image 3/3: There may be clear tape holding the screen connector in place.
  • Disconnect the three cables attached to the motherboard.

  • Do not pull the cables by their wires. This can lead to damage to the cables.

  • The large, black cable is connected to the screen. Carefully wiggle the cable out by gripping the black tape with your fingers.

  • There may be clear tape holding the screen connector in place.

  • The cable for the fan and speaker use similar connectors. Use the black spudger or carefully grip the sides of each connector with your fingers to slowly pull them out.

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Image 1/1: Lift the motherboard out of the laptop.
  • Pull the motherboard to the right to clear the peripheral connections of the laptop casing.

  • Lift the motherboard out of the laptop.

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  • Carefully free up the black and white RF cables that are running along the laptop casing and speaker housing.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the 4 screws for the Screen Module Anchors using the Philips #1 screwdriver. Image 2/3: One screw is on the left anchor while three are on the right anchor. Image 3/3: One screw is on the left anchor while three are on the right anchor.
  • Following these next steps will remove the Screen Module Anchors. Hold the screen in place as you follow these steps to prevent the screen from dropping.

  • Unscrew the 4 screws for the Screen Module Anchors using the Philips #1 screwdriver.

  • One screw is on the left anchor while three are on the right anchor.

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Image 1/1: The white and black RF cables will remain attached to the screen module.
  • Carefully lift the screen straight up and away from the laptop base.

  • The white and black RF cables will remain attached to the screen module.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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