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Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the LCD monitor from the Acer Aspire 5100. This may be necessary if the monitor is damaged and must be replaced.

  1. Open and push the screen back all the way until it is horizontal with the rest of the laptop. Locate the panel above the keyboard that has the power button on it.
    • Open and push the screen back all the way until it is horizontal with the rest of the laptop.

    • Locate the panel above the keyboard that has the power button on it.

    • Remove this panel by using a spudger to pry up the sides.

    • You are using the spudger to release tabs holding the panel in place.

    • After you have used the spudger to release the tabs, lift up the panel.

  2. Under the panel, locate and remove the two screws that connect the keyboard to the laptop. One screw is located above the F5 button, and the other one is located above the F10 button. Lift up the keyboard CAREFULLY because there is a ribbon that connects the keyboard to the motherboard. Lift up the keyboard CAREFULLY because there is a ribbon that connects the keyboard to the motherboard.
    • Under the panel, locate and remove the two screws that connect the keyboard to the laptop. One screw is located above the F5 button, and the other one is located above the F10 button.

    • Lift up the keyboard CAREFULLY because there is a ribbon that connects the keyboard to the motherboard.

  3. Release the catch on the ribbon socket, by sliding the two tabs toward the ribbon, then pull the ribbon, which is located under the keyboard, to detach it from the motherboard.
    • Release the catch on the ribbon socket, by sliding the two tabs toward the ribbon, then pull the ribbon, which is located under the keyboard, to detach it from the motherboard.

    • Remove the keyboard.

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  5. Unscrew the 2 screws at each corner located underneath the LCD screen.
    • Unscrew the 2 screws at each corner located underneath the LCD screen.

  6. Locate the wire connecting the LCD screen to the motherboard. Detach the white rectangle located on the motherboard at the end of the wire.
    • Locate the wire connecting the LCD screen to the motherboard.

    • Detach the white rectangle located on the motherboard at the end of the wire.

  7. Place the laptop upside down. Remove the four screws from the back panel of the laptop.
    • Place the laptop upside down.

    • Remove the four screws from the back panel of the laptop.

    • Lift up and remove the panel.

  8. Locate the black and white wire and detach it.
    • Locate the black and white wire and detach it.

    • You do not need to remove the cooling fan.

  9. Lift up the monitor to detach it.
    • Lift up the monitor to detach it.

Conclusion

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

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There are 2 screws at the back corners on the bottom cover that are holding the screen down. They need to be removed in order for the screen to be lifted.

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