Introduction

Replacing the display is difficult because there are delicate cables that need to be manipulated.

Flip your laptop over to view the bottom and locate the two locks.
  • Flip your laptop over to view the bottom and locate the two locks.

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Slide the two locks away from each other.
  • Slide the two locks away from each other.

  • Sliding these locks will loosen the battery to allow removal.

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Pull battery out of the laptop. Your laptop's battery should be completely removed.
  • Pull battery out of the laptop.

  • Your laptop's battery should be completely removed.

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Flip laptop right side up and open
  • Flip laptop right side up and open

  • Insert flat side of spudger gently along inside of screen and screen surround.

  • Work your way around the screen carefully releasing the screen surround from the lid.

  • The screen surround is held in place by delicate plastic clips, so don't use too much force.

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Unplug the cable from the camera.
  • Unplug the cable from the camera.

  • Unscrew the six screws attaching the display support frame to the laptop lid. Lower lid to desk.

    • The lid still has the WIFI antenna connected to it.

  • When reassembling, plug the cable to the camera first, then screw in the lid.

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Unplug the cable from the display. This cable has delicate wires that can easily break.  It is glued to the back of the display, but can be carefully peeled away. The plug is held in on the sides with two clips.  Gently pull on the each side of the cable to remove it from its connector.
  • Unplug the cable from the display.

    • This cable has delicate wires that can easily break. It is glued to the back of the display, but can be carefully peeled away.

  • The plug is held in on the sides with two clips. Gently pull on the each side of the cable to remove it from its connector.

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For this part, it is easiest to use a magnetized screw driver. Unscrew display from display hinge/support bracket.  There are two screws on each side.
  • For this part, it is easiest to use a magnetized screw driver.

  • Unscrew display from display hinge/support bracket. There are two screws on each side.

    • Unscrew the bottom screws first.

    • Unscrew the top screws while holding onto the screen with your other hand so it doesn't fall.

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Conclusion

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

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i cant figure out how to take off the cable to the display help

timothyamorrison - Reply

in step 4

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timothyamorrison - Reply

This should be listed as "easy", and time taken around 10-15 minutes.

Paul Freeman-Powell - Reply

Agreed should be labeled easier. 10-15 minutes

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