Introduction

This guide will lead you through the steps of removing the LCD monitor and its enclosure.

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.

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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.

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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.

do not pull on ribbon it will only break the cable. instead use tool to detach from mother board. i broke mine by pulling ribbon.

steve foss - Reply

useless guide, there are a lot of screws that lock the cover on the laptop and you have never showed them

Valerio Vischio - Reply

You do not need to remove the whole cover, in order to replace the keyboard.

The description for this job is right.

The switch plate cover just pops off.

Screws revealed, secure the keyboard.

Unclip the ribbon cable.

Job done

Richard -

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

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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.

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Place the laptop upside down. Locate the largest removable panel on the back and remove the four screws connecting it.
  • Place the laptop upside down.

  • Locate the largest removable panel on the back and remove the four screws connecting it.

  • Lift up and remove the panel.

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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

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

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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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