Introduction

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

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

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Image 1/1: Sliding these locks will loosen the battery to allow removal.
  • Slide the two locks away from each other.

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

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Image 1/2: Your laptop's battery should be completely removed. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/1: Insert flat side of spudger gently along inside of screen and screen surround.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Unscrew the six screws attaching the display support frame to the laptop lid.  Lower lid to desk.
  • 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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Image 1/3: This cable has delicate wires that can easily break.  It is glued to the back of the display, but can be carefully peeled away. Image 2/3: 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. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Unscrew display from display hinge/support bracket.  There are two screws on each side. Image 2/2: Unscrew the bottom screws first.
  • 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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