Introduction

There are many parts that can go bad within a display. This guide does not necessarily cover the replacement of all the smaller pieces, but it does allow you to access those parts.

Image 1/1: Turn the laptop over to its back.
  • Before attempting to remove the battery ensure that the laptop is disconnected from all power sources and turned off.

  • Turn the laptop over to its back.

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  • Slide the release latch while simultaneously pulling backwards on the battery.

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  • Slide the battery out of the battery bay.

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  • After removing the battery, remove the two screws (3mm Phillips #1) beneath it. These screws hold the Center Control Cover in place.

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  • Flip the laptop over to the front and open the display as far as possible.

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Image 1/3: Pry the Center Control Cover from the laptop. On the right there is a small divot, it is advised that you start removing the panel from here. Image 2/3: Carefully lift the Center Control Cover away from the laptop. Image 3/3: Carefully lift the Center Control Cover away from the laptop.
  • The Center Control Cover is VERY fragile, be careful when using prying tools.

  • Pry the Center Control Cover from the laptop. On the right there is a small divot, it is advised that you start removing the panel from here.

  • Carefully lift the Center Control Cover away from the laptop.

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  • Remove the two screws (5mm Phillips #1) at the top of the keyboard.

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Image 1/1: Do not pull hard on the keyboard while removing it, you may damage the keyboard or the keyboard connector.
  • Slide the keyboard out and away from the laptop and lift it up to access the keyboard connector.

  • Do not pull hard on the keyboard while removing it, you may damage the keyboard or the keyboard connector.

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  • Lift the connector latch that secures the keyboard cable to the connector on the motherboard and remove the cable.

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  • Lift the keyboard up and away from the laptop.

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  • Remove the two screws (5.5mm, Phillips #1) from the laptop base.

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Image 1/1: Unwind the wires so they can be freely pulled through in the next step.
  • Remove black and white wires from the WLAN that lead to the display by pulling straight up.

  • Unwind the wires so they can be freely pulled through in the next step.

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Image 1/1: Disconnect the Wed cable and Camera1 cable from the respective Motherboard connectors as marked. Unsecure the wires so they are loose.
  • Turn the laptop over to its standard position.

  • Disconnect the Wed cable and Camera1 cable from the respective Motherboard connectors as marked. Unsecure the wires so they are loose.

  • Pull the black and white wires previously connected to the WLAN through the hole.

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Image 1/1: Remove the four screws (5mm Phillips #1) (two on either side) that secure the display assembly.
  • Remove the Camera1 cable, the Wed cable, and the black and white wires from the routing guides.

  • Remove the four screws (5mm Phillips #1) (two on either side) that secure the display assembly.

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  • Lift the display assembly off the computer.

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Conclusion

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

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