Introduction

This guide is useful for replacing a damaged or malfunctioning screen.

Unplug the laptop before changing the battery to avoid electric shock.
  • Unplug the laptop before changing the battery to avoid electric shock.

  • Place the laptop on a flat stable surface.

  • Flip the laptop over so the underside is visible.

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Locate the battery lock switch.
  • Locate the battery lock switch.

  • Slide the lock switch to the left (away from the lock symbol).

  • Slide the battery out away from the laptop.

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  • Separate the screws by size and head type. Be sure to keep them in a safe place.

  • Remove the sixteen 2mm Phillips #00 screws from the bottom of the laptop.

  • Remove the two 2mm Phillips #0 screws from the hard drive port.

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  • Keep your hand pressed firmly on the back panel to prevent it from falling.

  • Flip the laptop over horizontally and open up the lid.

  • Insert the tip of the plastic opening tool into the upper left corner of the panel.

  • Keeping its tip under the top panel, slide the plastic opening tool around the panel until the panel is completely loose. Next gently remove the panel.

  • Remove the four 2mm Phillips #0 screws at the top of the keyboard.

  • Slide the plastic opening tool around the keyboard until the keyboard is completely loose. Gently remove the keyboard.

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  • Do not lift the keyboard completely free to avoid damaging its connections to the laptop interior.

  • Locate the small black latch attached to blue tape.

  • Lift the small latch with your finger and pull the blue tape from its port.

  • Slide the keyboard away from the mousepad and set it aside.

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  • Always pull wires from their plastic ends, not their cables, to avoid wire damage.

  • Locate the three wires in the top left corner of the metal panel.

  • Use the spudger to push the two cables out of their ports.

  • Pull the blue tab directly up to remove middle wire.

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  • Remove the three 1mm Phillips #00 screws on the metal plate.

  • Lift the black cover and slide the blue tab away from the cover.

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  • Always pull wires from their plastic ends, not their cables, to avoid wire damage.

  • Gently remove the three grey wires from the metal tabs.

  • Insert the tip of the plastic opening tool into the bottom left corner of the panel.

  • Keeping its tip under the top panel, slide the plastic opening tool around the panel until the panel is completely loose.

  • Gently lift off the top metal panel.

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  • Use the spudger to lift the wires from their connections.

  • Remember to pull wires from their plastic ends, not their cables, to avoid wire damage.

  • Flip the laptop over and pull the connections through until they are free from the laptop interior.

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  • Remove the two 2mm Phillips #0 screws from the screen hinges.

  • Lift the screen away from the laptop and gently set it down.

  • Put the rest of the laptop aside.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the plastic cover from the screen.

  • Remove the eight 2mm Phillips #0 screws from the corners of the screen.

  • Lift the screen away from the back panel.

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  • Remove the four 2mm Phillips #0 screws from the sides of the screen.

  • Remove the side railings from both sides of the screen by pulling the railings gently away from the screen.

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Conclusion

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

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Succeed ! Thanks.

Note: @ First opening, I add to do step 9 before the step 8. The antenna wire prevent you to "Gently lift off the top metal panel".

wxadha - Reply

My screen almost always has a pink spotty look. How do I know if I need to replace the screen, or just the wires?

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