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Introduction

LCD displays are vulnerable to damage and can crack easily. This is one of the most frequently damaged parts on a laptop, so it is good to know how to replace it!

  1. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement, Keyboard Plate Cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Power off and unplug your laptop before you begin.

    • Turn the laptop upside-down and remove the following screws using a Phillips #0 driver:

    • Two 9.5 mm screws in the middle of the back edge, and one 9.5 mm screw in the right edge

    • Two 4.3 mm screws in the back corners

    • One 17.5 mm screw at the left edge near the optical drive

    • Three 4.3 mm screws in the front edge

  2. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use the plastic opening tool to separate the keyboard plate cover from the bottom cover. In order to do this, insert the plastic opening tool in between the keyboard plate cover and the bottom cover, then slide along edges to pry open.

  3. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Locate the three ribbons connecting the keyboard plate cover to the bottom cover.

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    • Invert the laptop in order to gain access to the ribbons.

    • Remove each ribbon by flipping the small white plastic flap up and gently pulling on the ribbon.

  5. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Now that the ribbons have been detached from the bottom cover, carefully remove the keyboard plate cover. Once it has been removed, place it in a safe and moisture free area so it does not get damaged.

  6. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement, Hard Drive: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the three 5.5 mm Phillips #0 screws with the Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

  7. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Once the screws have been removed, place your fingers on the left corners and push the hard drive towards the right edge of the laptop (relative to the picture).

  8. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Once it is free, remove the hard drive from its internal cavity.

  9. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement, Spacer: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the 5.5 mm Phillips #0 screw that holds the spacer in place.

  10. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the spacer from the laptop by gently sliding it towards the right edge of the laptop.

  11. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement, WiFi Card: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Use the Phillips #0 Screwdriver to unscrew the 3.2 mm Phillips #0 screw which attaches the WiFi card to the motherboard.

  12. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the Wifi card from the motherboard by gently sliding it towards the right edge of the laptop.

  13. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Remove each of the two small antenna connections by disconnecting one wire at a time. Each wire should easily unsnap from the Wifi card.

  14. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement, Battery: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the battery from the laptop by applying pressure on both ends and lifting it out of the case.

  15. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement, Motherboard: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • With the Phillips #0 Screwdriver, remove the nine 5.5 mm Phillips #0 screws which hold the motherboard in place.

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    • Now, locate the two wires connected to the motherboard.

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    • Remove the wires by easily pulling them parallel to the motherboard's surface.

    • The wires are very fragile. Be sure to pull carefully so that they do not break!

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    • Remove the LCD display connection by gently pulling on the attached wire.

    • Gently lift any tape that may be holding the connection.

  19. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the motherboard from the case by gently lifting it upward.

  20. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement, Front Display Bezel: step 20, image 1 of 1
    • Locate both of the hinges that connect the monitor to the bottom plate cover.

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    • Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the two 4.8 mm Phillips #0 screws on the right hinge, and the one 4.8 mm Phillips #0 screw on the left hinge.

  22. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 22, image 1 of 1
    • Once the screws are removed, the monitor should easily lift away from the bottom plate cover

  23. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 23, image 1 of 1
    • Locate the two stickers that cover up the screws that hold the front bezel in place

  24. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 24, image 1 of 2 Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 24, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove these stickers.

    • The stickers can be difficult to grasp with the tweezers so do not be discouraged when trying to remove them!

  25. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 25, image 1 of 1
    • Once the stickers are removed, the two screws that hold the front bezel in place will be exposed.

  26. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 26, image 1 of 1
    • Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the two 4.8 mm Phillips #0 screws.

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    • Once the screws are taken out, the front bezel is ready to be removed.

    • Insert the Plastic Opening Tool inbetween the front and back bezels and slide along the edges to pry open.

    • Gently use hands if necessary to separate the front bezel from the back.

  28. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 28, image 1 of 1
    • Once pried away from the back bezel, the front bezel will easily lift away from the LCD.

  29. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement, LCD: step 29, image 1 of 1
    • Locate the twelve 3.2 mm Phillips #0 screws that hold the LCD in place.

  30. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 30, image 1 of 2 Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 30, image 2 of 2
    • Use the Philips #0 screwdriver to remove the twelve 3.2 mm Phillips #0 screws that hold the LCD in place.

  31. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 31, image 1 of 1
    • Once the screws are removed, lift up the LCD to expose the wire connecting the back bezel to the LCD.

  32. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 32, image 1 of 1
    • Gently unhook the wire from the back bezel to allow the LCD to be flipped over.

  33. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 33, image 1 of 1
    • Once flipped over, locate the ribbon that is connected to the back of the LCD.

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    • Gently tug on the ribbon to remove it from the LCD.

  35. Asus X551CA LCD Replacement: step 35, image 1 of 1
    • Now that the ribbon has been detached from the back, carefully remove the LCD.

Conclusion

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

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You don't need to disassemble the entire unit to get the panel out. Seems an overkill

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