Introduction

Guide to separating the display from the body of the laptop.

Parts

No parts required.

Power down the laptop and remove the battery.
  • Power down the laptop and remove the battery.

  • Open the laptop cover all of the way.

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Locate the notch under the cover at the top of the keyboard Using the spudger as a lever, lift the plastic covering Carefully remove the rest of the covering from right to left
  • Locate the notch under the cover at the top of the keyboard

  • Using the spudger as a lever, lift the plastic covering

  • Carefully remove the rest of the covering from right to left

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Unscrew the top portion of the keyboard using a #00 screwdriver
  • Unscrew the top portion of the keyboard using a #00 screwdriver

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Hold keyboard from the top and gently pull towards the LCD screen to remove the keyboard from the case
  • Hold keyboard from the top and gently pull towards the LCD screen to remove the keyboard from the case

  • Don't pull on the keyboard too forcefully because it is attached to the motherboard with a short, thin ribbon cable

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Once keyboard is out of the case, lay it face-down on the track pad Once keyboard is out of the case, lay it face-down on the track pad
  • Once keyboard is out of the case, lay it face-down on the track pad

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Using a small spudger, pull back on the black bar to release the blue lever Using a small spudger, pull back on the black bar to release the blue lever
  • Using a small spudger, pull back on the black bar to release the blue lever

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Pull up on the metal bar connected to the socket to detach the ribbon cable
  • Pull up on the metal bar connected to the socket to detach the ribbon cable

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Detach cables that connect the display to the body of the laptop
  • Detach cables that connect the display to the body of the laptop

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Disconnect the black cable attached to the motherboard
  • Disconnect the black cable attached to the motherboard

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Close the laptop lid Turn the laptop over onto its backside
  • Close the laptop lid

  • Turn the laptop over onto its backside

  • Unscrew the two screws shown in the picture using a #00 screwdriver

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Face the laptop's back ports towards you Unscrew the two screws labeled in the picture using a #00 screwdriver
  • Face the laptop's back ports towards you

  • Unscrew the two screws labeled in the picture using a #00 screwdriver

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Turn the laptop over again so it's right-side up
  • Turn the laptop over again so it's right-side up

  • Open the display, and pull the display up and out of the laptop's body

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Remove the circular rubber pads as outlined in the picture using a spudger
  • Remove the circular rubber pads as outlined in the picture using a spudger

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Unscrew the screws that were under the rubber circles using the #00 screwdriver
  • Unscrew the screws that were under the rubber circles using the #00 screwdriver

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Carefully use a spudger to work around the edge of the screen to lift off the plastic cover
  • Carefully use a spudger to work around the edge of the screen to lift off the plastic cover

  • Be very careful while doing this as the plastic snaps easily

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Remove the screws outlined in the picture
  • Remove the screws outlined in the picture

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Carefully lift the LCD screen out of its casing
  • Carefully lift the LCD screen out of its casing

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Conclusion

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

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