Introduction

This guide will show you how to gain access to the LCD Control Board on an Apple Cinema Display. The tools required for this section are the supurger and the PH 2 screwdriver.

Parts

No parts required.

Before starting, make sure the display is UNPLUGGED. Failure to do so can result in shock and serious injury. Flip the Cinema Display so it is on its face and the feet are pointed away from you. Using the PH 2 screw driver, unscrew the three feet screws (9.52 x 4.43mm).
  • Before starting, make sure the display is UNPLUGGED. Failure to do so can result in shock and serious injury.

  • Flip the Cinema Display so it is on its face and the feet are pointed away from you.

  • Using the PH 2 screw driver, unscrew the three feet screws (9.52 x 4.43mm).

  • Remove the back foot from the hinge mount by grabbing the foot and pulling upwards.

Mine had hex head screws instead of Phillips head.

Bill Greene - Reply

Locate and remove the back plate screws (5.25 x 4.43 mm) using the PH 2 screw driver. Lift the back plate off of the display. Completely remove the back plate and set it aside.
  • Locate and remove the back plate screws (5.25 x 4.43 mm) using the PH 2 screw driver.

  • Lift the back plate off of the display.

  • Completely remove the back plate and set it aside.

AND: Shall we mention right here, there is a small white connector leading to the display's POWER button that should be disconnected to slide the back plate off.

spudmcat - Reply

These screws too were hex head, not PH2, on my display.

Bill Greene - Reply

With the PH 2 screw driver, remove the four rim screws (9.52 x 3.43 mm) located on the outer rim of the metal cover. Next, unscrew the four cover screws (11.91 x 2.89 mm) using the PH 2 screwdriver.
  • With the PH 2 screw driver, remove the four rim screws (9.52 x 3.43 mm) located on the outer rim of the metal cover.

  • Next, unscrew the four cover screws (11.91 x 2.89 mm) using the PH 2 screwdriver.

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Unplug the large plug that connects the control board to the rest of the display. Unplug the blue and gray plug  on the right side of the control board. Unplug the blue and gray plug  on the left side of the control board.
  • Unplug the large plug that connects the control board to the rest of the display.

  • Unplug the blue and gray plug on the right side of the control board.

  • Unplug the blue and gray plug on the left side of the control board.

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Lift the large metal cover which spans across the whole display. Lift the large metal cover which spans across the whole display.
  • Lift the large metal cover which spans across the whole display.

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Locate and carefully remove the two tape plugs on either side of the control board using the spudger. Locate and carefully remove the two tape plugs on either side of the control board using the spudger. Locate and carefully remove the two tape plugs on either side of the control board using the spudger.
  • Locate and carefully remove the two tape plugs on either side of the control board using the spudger.

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Pull the previously removed tapes out from the metal box with your hand. Peel back the white plastic cover located on the tape plug. Unplug the tape plug on the right of the unit using the spudger.
  • Pull the previously removed tapes out from the metal box with your hand.

  • Peel back the white plastic cover located on the tape plug.

  • Unplug the tape plug on the right of the unit using the spudger.

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Unscrew the four screws (4.79x2.33mm) on the metal box using the PH 2 screwdriver. Lift away the metal cover to reveal a circuit board with you hand. Unscrew the two terminal screws (4.79x2.34mm) using the PH 2 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the four screws (4.79x2.33mm) on the metal box using the PH 2 screwdriver.

  • Lift away the metal cover to reveal a circuit board with you hand.

  • Unscrew the two terminal screws (4.79x2.34mm) using the PH 2 screwdriver.

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Remove the terminal cover. Remove the circuit board from the right side of the unit by gently lifting it out.
  • Remove the terminal cover.

  • Remove the circuit board from the right side of the unit by gently lifting it out.

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Conclusion

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

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