Introduction

The front bezel is a plastic or metal piece that covers mechanical parts for the webcam, WiFi, etc. It also serves to hold the screen intact. Be sure to have a compatible bezel for this laptop when replacing it.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: Rotate laptop 90 degrees towards you, so the empty battery compartment is visible. Image 2/2: Rotate laptop 90 degrees towards you, so the empty battery compartment is visible.
  • Lay the laptop right side up.

  • Rotate laptop 90 degrees towards you, so the empty battery compartment is visible.

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Image 1/2: Repeat this process for the other guard. Image 2/2: Repeat this process for the other guard.
  • Insert a finger nail, or the flat end of the spudger, into the slot between the laptop base and the hinge guard on the right side. Gently pull the guard towards you until the guard pops off.

  • Repeat this process for the other guard.

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Image 1/2: With a pair of tweezers, peel off the six rubber cushions from the bezel located around the perimeter of the screen. Image 2/2: With a pair of tweezers, peel off the six rubber cushions from the bezel located around the perimeter of the screen.
  • Once the hinge guards are removed, lay the laptop flat on its bottom. Then, lift open the laptop screen as if you were about to use it.

  • With a pair of tweezers, peel off the six rubber cushions from the bezel located around the perimeter of the screen.

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  • Remove the six 2.0 mm Phillips #1 screws from the perimeter of the bezel.

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Image 1/2: Gently pry the bezel towards you to remove it from the back panel of the laptop. Image 2/2: Hearing a cracking noise is normal. The bezel is not damaged in this process.
  • Insert a finger nail, or the flat end of a spudger, into the slit between the bezel and the back cover of the laptop.

  • Gently pry the bezel towards you to remove it from the back panel of the laptop.

  • Hearing a cracking noise is normal. The bezel is not damaged in this process.

  • Continue to pry around the perimeter of the laptop until the entire bezel has been removed.

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Conclusion

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

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