Introduction

Display problems can be caused by a cracked screen. Cracks can appear as jagged lines or look like a spider's web. These cracks can affect just a portion of your display or disable your display completely. Follow this guide to replace your screen and restore your display.

  1. Power off and unplug your laptop, then turn it over.
    • Power off and unplug your laptop, then turn it over.

  2. Slide the battery release latch all the way to the right. This will cause the battery to "pop" out slightly.
    • Slide the battery release latch all the way to the right. This will cause the battery to "pop" out slightly.

    • Remove the battery from its compartment.

    • Place your laptop in the upright and open position.

    • Remove the four 4mm Phillips #00 screws from the four corners of the display.

    • Gently pry the front bezel away from the screen and back bezel with an opening tool.

      • The bezel is the outside plastic frame surrounding the screen.

      • You will feel and hear the bezel "unsnap" as you move the pry tool around the entire display.

    • As you work, be mindful of other components that surround the screen, like the WiFi antenna, Bluetooth, webcam, and microphone.

    • Remove the six 6mm Phillips #00 screws across the top of the screen and the four 6mm Phillips #00 screws at the bottom of the screen.

    • With the screws removed, the metal bracket surrounding the screen will feel loose.

    • Remove the top bracket by pulling upwards on the tabs.

    • Remove the four 3mm Phillips #00 screws from the sides of the screen.

    • With the screen free, tilt it gently forward to reveal the display data cable.

    • Unplug the display data cable by peeling off the clear sticker covering its connector, then pulling this connector out of its socket.

      • Make sure to only peel off the sticker that covers the display data cable connector.

    • Remove the two side brackets from the sides of the screen by removing the six 3mm Phillips #00 screws attaching it. There are three screws on either side of the screen.

Conclusion

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

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