Introduction

The ZIF connector is an important electronic connection between the motherboard and the monitor screen.

Image 1/2: Firmly hold the base of the stand with one hand and the bottom of the monitor with the other hand. Image 2/2: Pull the stand away from the monitor.
  • Place the monitor screen face down.

  • Firmly hold the base of the stand with one hand and the bottom of the monitor with the other hand.

  • Pull the stand away from the monitor.

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Image 1/3: Start at one point of the crease and pry along the entire monitor for the best results. Image 2/3: Start at one point of the crease and pry along the entire monitor for the best results. Image 3/3: Start at one point of the crease and pry along the entire monitor for the best results.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the back panel from the front panel.

  • Start at one point of the crease and pry along the entire monitor for the best results.

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  • Gently lift the back panel away from the monitor.

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Image 1/2: Unscrew the four 7.5 mm Phillips #2 screws connecting the motherboard to the metal casing. Image 2/2: Unscrew the four 7.5 mm Phillips #2 screws connecting the motherboard to the metal casing.
  • Be sure to keep track of where you place your screws. A magnetic mat is great for keeping your screws in one spot.

  • Unscrew the four 7.5 mm Phillips #2 screws connecting the motherboard to the metal casing.

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  • Remove the four 10 mm hex screws.

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  • Gently lift the motherboard casing from the monitor.

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  • The following steps give instructions for removing the three connectors shown in the picture.

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Image 1/1: The connector will be released from the motherboard immediately.
  • Lift the black seal to release the small ribbon connector (the No Fuss Ribbon Cable connector) from the motherboard.

  • The connector will be released from the motherboard immediately.

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Image 1/1: The connector will be released from the motherboard immediately.
  • Lift the black seal to release the large ribbon connector (the ZIF connector).

  • The connector will be released from the motherboard immediately.

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  • Pull the bundled cable connector gently away from motherboard.

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  • Gently lift the motherboard to remove it from the monitor.

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  • Slowly pull the tape off of the ZIF connector and the monitor.

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Image 1/1: The connector will be released from the monitor immediately.
  • Lift the black seal to release the ZIF connector.

  • The connector will be released from the monitor immediately.

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Conclusion

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

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My model (Acer S220HQL) looks similar, but the motherboard (in its casing) was attached to the back of the screen with adhesive tape, not screws!

My problem was with the LED backlights. They often did not light up, or they switched off when I tried to alter the screen configuration (I am using it as a second monitor). Although the blue light was on, the screen went completely blank. The problem occurred with both a DVI and a D-sub connection to the PC.

After following the instructions as closely as I could, fixing the motherboard with 4 instead of 2 screws, and re-assembling, the monitor is working well. I can't think of what problem was--maybe an earth connection was broke.

-- Thanks for the instructions, they have saved my monitor until I next need to tinker with it!

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