Introduction

If your Chromebook is giving you a blank screen or messed up colors, then this guide will help you replace your screen. While following these steps, be sure to ground yourself. Static can short circuit your Chromebook, so be sure to either wear an anti-static wrist strap or work on a surface that does not generate static electricity, like wood tile.

Flip the laptop upside down with the rear end of the computer away from you.
  • Flip the laptop upside down with the rear end of the computer away from you.

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Remove the two rear rubber feet by using one of the small, blue plastic spudgers.
  • Remove the two rear rubber feet by using one of the small, blue plastic spudgers.

The feet are self-adhesive and VERY sticky, I found that the jimmy worked better than the spudger.

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Use the J0 screwdriver to remove the eight 5mm black screws on the bottom of the laptop, which includes the two that were hidden under the rear rubber feet.
  • Use the J0 screwdriver to remove the eight 5mm black screws on the bottom of the laptop, which includes the two that were hidden under the rear rubber feet.

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Turn the laptop on its side. Use a small, blue opening tool to pry the keyboard cover and laptop apart. Begin from the top right, next to the power button, and slowly work your way around to the opposite side until the keyboard cover is detached.
  • Turn the laptop on its side. Use a small, blue opening tool to pry the keyboard cover and laptop apart. Begin from the top right, next to the power button, and slowly work your way around to the opposite side until the keyboard cover is detached.

It's unfortunately easy to accidentally press the power button, Guess how I found that out.... three times. :)

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Gently flip the keyboard cover away from the laptop. Rest it safely upside down so the cables are not strained and are easily accessible. Gently flip the keyboard cover away from the laptop. Rest it safely upside down so the cables are not strained and are easily accessible.
  • Gently flip the keyboard cover away from the laptop. Rest it safely upside down so the cables are not strained and are easily accessible.

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Use the metal spudger to gently pry up the small tabs that are clamping down on the keyboard cables. Use the metal spudger to gently pry up the small tabs that are clamping down on the keyboard cables. Use the metal spudger to gently pry up the small tabs that are clamping down on the keyboard cables.
  • Use the metal spudger to gently pry up the small tabs that are clamping down on the keyboard cables.

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Carefully pull the keyboard cables out of the connecting ports that are attached to the motherboard. Carefully pull the keyboard cables out of the connecting ports that are attached to the motherboard.
  • Carefully pull the keyboard cables out of the connecting ports that are attached to the motherboard.

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Remove the keyboard cover and safely place it somewhere face down.
  • Remove the keyboard cover and safely place it somewhere face down.

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Locate the LCD cable and its connector which is located in the upper left hand corner of the computer.  Carefully flip up the tiny tab and  safely remove the cable using precision tweezers. Locate the LCD cable and its connector which is located in the upper left hand corner of the computer.  Carefully flip up the tiny tab and  safely remove the cable using precision tweezers.
  • Locate the LCD cable and its connector which is located in the upper left hand corner of the computer. Carefully flip up the tiny tab and safely remove the cable using precision tweezers.

On my computer this was protected by black tape.

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Disconnect the black and white cables located near the screen hinge. Disconnect the black and white cables located near the screen hinge.
  • Disconnect the black and white cables located near the screen hinge.

A set of clip-on magnifiers would make a greart addition to the tool set when it comes to reassembly.

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Remove the 6, 4mm silver screws from the hinges attaching the LCD to the laptop using the J0 Phillips screwdriver. Remove the 6, 4mm silver screws from the hinges attaching the LCD to the laptop using the J0 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the 6, 4mm silver screws from the hinges attaching the LCD to the laptop using the J0 Phillips screwdriver.

On my computer only 4 screws.

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Turn the hinges to an upright position.
  • Turn the hinges to an upright position.

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Carefully pop the LCD screen assembly out of the laptop case. Carefully pop the LCD screen assembly out of the laptop case.
  • Carefully pop the LCD screen assembly out of the laptop case.

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Remove the silver cover. Remove the silver cover.
  • Remove the silver cover.

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Use a blue plastic spudger to snap the LCD cover off, working the spudger around the perimeter and completely remove the cover. Use a blue plastic spudger to snap the LCD cover off, working the spudger around the perimeter and completely remove the cover.
  • Use a blue plastic spudger to snap the LCD cover off, working the spudger around the perimeter and completely remove the cover.

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Remove the 4, 3mm silver corner screws holding in the LCD.
  • Remove the 4, 3mm silver corner screws holding in the LCD.

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Remove the left hinge by unscrewing the two 3mm large Phillips head screws. Unscrew the one 3mm small Phillips head screw.
  • Remove the left hinge by unscrewing the two 3mm large Phillips head screws.

  • Unscrew the one 3mm small Phillips head screw.

Do yourself a BIG favor and take a photo of how the cables are arranged. It will make reassembly a lot easier.

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Carefully lift the screen. Gently unravel and unplug the LCD cord. Carefully lift the screen. Gently unravel and unplug the LCD cord.
  • Carefully lift the screen. Gently unravel and unplug the LCD cord.

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Conclusion

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

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