This guide will help users properly and safely disassemble their Dell XPS M140 laptop to reach the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display). Users will be able to see which exact step-wise components they will have to remove in order to gain access to the LCD screen.

The first step is to turn over the laptop
  • The first step is to turn over the laptop

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locate the slide lock for the battery.
  • locate the slide lock for the battery.

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  • Slide the lock and pull out the battery.

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  • On the plastic casing around the screen, there should be gray rubber circles lining the perimeter of the casing.

  • Remove these by peeling them off.

  • This will expose the screws underneath.

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  • Unscrew the screws on the casing that you just exposed.

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  • Remove the casing.

  • This step requires care; the casing is secured with plastic clips that need to be popped off.

  • Run your hand, or a tool, around the perimeter, the casing should come off.

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  • Once the casing is removed, more screws should be exposed.

  • Remove every screw.

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  • Once all of the screws are removed, the screen should be loose.

  • Gently pick it up and place it face down onto the keyboard.

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  • There should be two connections.

  • One with a blue looking handle, and one with clips.

  • To remove the connection with the clips, squeeze the two clips together and pull the ribbon cable.

  • To remove the connection with the blue handle, gently pull on the blue handle, it should come right off.

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

Travis Morazzini

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