Introduction

This guide will help you replace a defective screen, patience and extreme care is required. It will require a major disassembly of the laptop.

Make sure the computer is turned off.
  • Make sure the computer is turned off.

  • Flip the device over so that the back cover is facing you.

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Using a Phillips #1 Screwdriver, remove the four 5 mm screws from the top part of the laptop,  the two 6 mm screws from the sides and the four 2 mm screws from the bottom of the laptop.
  • Using a Phillips #1 Screwdriver, remove the four 5 mm screws from the top part of the laptop, the two 6 mm screws from the sides and the four 2 mm screws from the bottom of the laptop.

  • Be sure not to lose or strip any of the screws and remember which screws go where.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the bottom of the laptop up. Slowly slide it along the edges, twisting it every so often to pop the bottom of the laptop out of the clips holding it in place.

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  • Lift off the cover and remove the back cover from the device.

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  • Unplug the screen connector from the motherboard.

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  • Using a Phillips #1 Screwdriver unscrew the four 4 mm screws holding the screen holder onto the motherboard.

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  • Remove the two cables connecting to the wifi card.

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  • Remove the screen holder from the rest of the laptop.

  • Make sure when removing screen cover lift bottom of the laptop to about a 45° degree angle when removing it.

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  • Remove the bottom of the laptop from the screen.

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  • Remove the hinge cover by gently pulling to the right then upwards.

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  • Using a Phillips #1 Screwdriver unscrew the six 3 mm black screws and the three 2 mm copper screws that are keeping the screen in place.

  • Keep track of what screws go where.

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  • Push screen downwards then pull top of screen upwards and remove the screen.

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  • Using a Phillips #1 Screwdriver Unscrew the four 2 mm screws holding the screen onto the screen cover.

  • Use the PH0 bit screwdriver to unscrew the screws.

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  • Use a sharp object to remove tape from the back of the screen.

  • Careful when cutting the tape off, you can accidentally cut a wire

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  • Unplug the screen from the screen holder.

  • Don't pull the cable too hard or it can damage the connection.

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  • Take the screen off of the screen holder.

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Conclusion

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

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