Introduction

The screen replacement is fairly simple, however it does require some unscrewing and prying.

Before removing the battery, power off your laptop and disconnect the AC adapter.
  • Before removing the battery, power off your laptop and disconnect the AC adapter.

  • Flip your laptop on its back so the battery is facing up and the hinges are facing away from you.

Slide the right latch down to unlock the battery.
  • Slide the right latch down to unlock the battery.

Slide and hold the left latch below the battery. While holding this latch in place, pry the battery up from its bottom edge.
  • Slide and hold the left latch below the battery.

  • While holding this latch in place, pry the battery up from its bottom edge.

  • Lift the old battery out of its compartment.

Remove rubber bumpers from each four corners to expose the hidden screws that hold the screen bezel in place. Remove rubber bumpers from each four corners to expose the hidden screws that hold the screen bezel in place.
  • Remove rubber bumpers from each four corners to expose the hidden screws that hold the screen bezel in place.

Extract the hidden screws from each of the bezel's four corners, using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Extract the hidden screws from each of the bezel's four corners, using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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Pop the bezel loose along the edges with a plastic opening tool.
  • Pop the bezel loose along the edges with a plastic opening tool.

Gently pry off the bezel by holding each edge of the  bezel with a forefinger and applying pressure onto the screen with your thumbs. Lift the bezel away completely.
  • Gently pry off the bezel by holding each edge of the bezel with a forefinger and applying pressure onto the screen with your thumbs.

  • Lift the bezel away completely.

Unscrew the middle screw on the green strip under the screen.
  • Unscrew the middle screw on the green strip under the screen.

Gently detach the red-and-white cable from the right end of the green strip under the screen. Gently detach the red-and-white cable from the right end of the green strip under the screen.
  • Gently detach the red-and-white cable from the right end of the green strip under the screen.

Locate six small screws, three on each side of the screen. Remove all six screws with a #000 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Locate six small screws, three on each side of the screen.

  • Remove all six screws with a #000 Phillips screwdriver.

Disconnect wires from the webcam located above the screen. Disconnect wires from the webcam located above the screen.
  • Disconnect wires from the webcam located above the screen.

Lift the screen up from the laptop and turn it around. Gently peel back the tape located behind the screen. Gently peel back the tape located behind the screen.
  • Lift the screen up from the laptop and turn it around.

  • Gently peel back the tape located behind the screen.

Pull the connector straight down to remove it. You can now safely lift the screen out of the laptop.
  • Pull the connector straight down to remove it.

  • You can now safely lift the screen out of the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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