Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove your screen so you can replace it.

Flip the computer over. Flip the computer over.
  • Flip the computer over.

Remove all nine 5mm Phillips head screws from the back cover using #0 Phillips head. Remove all nine 5mm Phillips head screws from the back cover using #0 Phillips head.
  • Remove all nine 5mm Phillips head screws from the back cover using #0 Phillips head.

Gently use a spudger to pull the cover away from the rest of the laptop.   The cover will come off after you use the tool on two or three sides.
  • Gently use a spudger to pull the cover away from the rest of the laptop. The cover will come off after you use the tool on two or three sides.

Make sure that the power is off.
  • Make sure that the power is off.

  • After taking off the back panel, you will see the battery located at the bottom of the computer system. It's black and is clearly labeled "dell battery".

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Locate the battery at the bottom of the computer and  remove the four 3mm screws with a  Phillips #0 head that hold the battery down. Locate the battery at the bottom of the computer and  remove the four 3mm screws with a  Phillips #0 head that hold the battery down.
  • Locate the battery at the bottom of the computer and remove the four 3mm screws with a Phillips #0 head that hold the battery down.

Remove the Solid State Drive wire from the battery clip by detaching the wire.
  • Remove the Solid State Drive wire from the battery clip by detaching the wire.

  • This can be done by gently pulling the connector away from the battery clip.

Remove the battery from the  computer system by gently lifting it from the side.
  • Remove the battery from the computer system by gently lifting it from the side.

Unscrew the brackets in the top right and top left of the laptop. Unscrew the two 1mm screw from both of the brackets on both sides with #0 phillips head.
  • Unscrew the brackets in the top right and top left of the laptop. Unscrew the two 1mm screw from both of the brackets on both sides with #0 phillips head.

Disconnect the aerial cables from the wireless controller by pulling them away from the laptop.
  • Disconnect the aerial cables from the wireless controller by pulling them away from the laptop.

Push the brackets up on both sides with your hands or spudger.
  • Push the brackets up on both sides with your hands or spudger.

At this point you can pull the bottom half of the computer away from the screen. The screen is now fully detached and ready to be replaced!
  • At this point you can pull the bottom half of the computer away from the screen.

  • The screen is now fully detached and ready to be replaced!

Conclusion

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

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