Introduction

This guide will help you replace the LCD screen in a Dell Inspiron 1305 laptop.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Flip the laptop over.
  • Save your work, power the laptop off, and ensure that the charging cable is unplugged before removing the battery.

  • Flip the laptop over.

  • Locate the battery release switch on the bottom of the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Slide the battery towards the back of the laptop until it comes free. Image 2/3: Slide the battery towards the back of the laptop until it comes free. Image 3/3: Slide the battery towards the back of the laptop until it comes free.
  • Slide the battery release switch away from the lock symbol until you hear the battery click.

  • Slide the battery towards the back of the laptop until it comes free.

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Image 1/3: Remove the six 5.7 mm screws with a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Image 2/3: Remove the six 5.7 mm screws with a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Image 3/3: Remove the six 5.7 mm screws with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Use your fingers or a spudger to remove the six small rubber covers off the display assembly.

  • Remove the six 5.7 mm screws with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Remove the front display bezel when it comes free.
  • Use your fingers to gently pry the front bezel off the display assembly. Start at a corner and work your way around.

  • Remove the front display bezel when it comes free.

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Image 1/3: Remove the LCD screen from the display assembly. Image 2/3: Remove the LCD screen from the display assembly. Image 3/3: Remove the LCD screen from the display assembly.
  • Remove the three 3.6 mm screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver on both sides of the display.

  • Remove the LCD screen from the display assembly.

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Image 1/2: Gently pull the VGA cable away to release the strip. Image 2/2: Gently pull the VGA cable away to release the strip.
  • Unplug the VGA cable by pushing the two metal sides towards the middle of the strip.

  • Gently pull the VGA cable away to release the strip.

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  • Remove the next connection by pressing the two metal sides towards the middle. Then gently pull up the ribbon.

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Conclusion

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

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