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.

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

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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.

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  • Remove the battery from its compartment.

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  • Place your laptop in the upright and open position.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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