Introduction

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.

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  • The first step is to turn over the laptop

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  • locate the slide lock for the battery.

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  • Slide the lock and pull out the battery.

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Image 1/3: Remove these by peeling them off. Image 2/3: This will expose the screws underneath. Image 3/3: This will expose the screws underneath.
  • 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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Image 1/3: This step requires care; the casing is secured with plastic clips that need to be popped off. Image 2/3: Run your hand, or a tool, around the perimeter, the casing should come off. Image 3/3: Run your hand, or a tool, around the perimeter, the casing should come off.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Remove every screw. Image 2/3: Remove every screw. Image 3/3: Remove every screw.
  • Once the casing is removed, more screws should be exposed.

  • Remove every screw.

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Image 1/3: Gently pick it up and place it face down onto the keyboard. Image 2/3: Gently pick it up and place it face down onto the keyboard. Image 3/3: Gently pick it up and place it face down onto the keyboard.
  • 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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Image 1/3: One with a blue looking handle, and one with clips. Image 2/3: To remove the connection with the clips, squeeze the two clips together and pull the ribbon cable. Image 3/3: To remove the connection with the blue handle, gently pull on the blue handle, it should come right off.
  • 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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Conclusion

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

Travis Morazzini

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