Introduction

How to remove and replace the LCD display panel

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the battery before starting working on the laptop
  • Remove the battery before starting working on the laptop

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There are 6 screws holding on the display bezel, hidden behind screw covers Remove the screw covers with a spudger or small flat blade screwdriver Remove the screws with a phillips #1 screwdriver
  • There are 6 screws holding on the display bezel, hidden behind screw covers

  • Remove the screw covers with a spudger or small flat blade screwdriver

  • Remove the screws with a phillips #1 screwdriver

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Use your fingers to pry off the bezel at the top and sides first Don't use anything hard and sharp as you may damage the panel You may need to use a spudger or flat blade screwdriver at the bottom edge around the hinges
  • Use your fingers to pry off the bezel at the top and sides first

  • Don't use anything hard and sharp as you may damage the panel

  • You may need to use a spudger or flat blade screwdriver at the bottom edge around the hinges

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Remove the backlight inverter cable using a spudger or flat blade screwdriver
  • Remove the backlight inverter cable using a spudger or flat blade screwdriver

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Remove the two side screws at the top of the panel first Then remove the two side screws at the bottom. It may be necessary to angle the display away from the back cover to reach these well
  • Remove the two side screws at the top of the panel first

  • Then remove the two side screws at the bottom. It may be necessary to angle the display away from the back cover to reach these well

  • Hold on to the display when removing the last screw, there is still a cable on the back to remove

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Lay the panel down on the keyboard Remove the tape covering the display cable connecter Remove the display cable from the panel
  • Lay the panel down on the keyboard

  • Remove the tape covering the display cable connecter

  • Remove the display cable from the panel

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Conclusion

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

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Do you know where I can buy the replacement screen being replaced?

Amanda Turner - Reply

Laptop panels are fairly generic, you don't need an HP screen for an HP laptop for example. There are numerous places selling them including laptop screen.com, or on eBay. Be sure to get the same size, resolution, backlight type, and connector as the screen you are replacing. Often there is a sticker on the back of the screen with a model code you can search for (e.g.. LP140WH3)

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