Introduction

Replacing a broken screen.

Move the latch to the right of the battery to unlocked.
  • Move the latch to the right of the battery to unlocked.

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Slide the latch on the left directly below the battery to unlock and pull out the battery as shown.
  • Slide the latch on the left directly below the battery to unlock and pull out the battery as shown.

  • The latch must be held in position to remove the battery.

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Remove the hinge covers by lifting each with the sharp point of the spudger. Notice that the middle cover has a different shape and is more difficult to remove.
  • Remove the hinge covers by lifting each with the sharp point of the spudger.

    • Notice that the middle cover has a different shape and is more difficult to remove.

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Remove the six screw covers on the front bezel with the sharp point of the spudger. The bottom two are more difficult to remove.
  • Remove the six screw covers on the front bezel with the sharp point of the spudger.

    • The bottom two are more difficult to remove.

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Remove the six 5.9 mm Philips screws securing the screen bezel.
  • Remove the six 5.9 mm Philips screws securing the screen bezel.

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Remove the front bezel by prying it off with the wedged end of the spudger. Verify that your spudger does not touch the LCD. The screen inverter is now exposed below the LCD.
  • Remove the front bezel by prying it off with the wedged end of the spudger.

  • Verify that your spudger does not touch the LCD.

    • The screen inverter is now exposed below the LCD.

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Remove the single 3.8 mm Philips screw mounting the screen inverter to the computer.
  • Remove the single 3.8 mm Philips screw mounting the screen inverter to the computer.

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Use your finger, or the spudger, to pry the inverter board out. This exposes the wires behind it.
  • Use your finger, or the spudger, to pry the inverter board out.

    • This exposes the wires behind it.

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Unplug the LCD back light cables from the right side of the screen inverter.
  • Unplug the LCD back light cables from the right side of the screen inverter.

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Remove the six screws that mount the screen to the hinge mounts. Two 2.5 mm Philips screws.
  • Remove the six screws that mount the screen to the hinge mounts.

    • Two 2.5 mm Philips screws.

    • Four 3.8 mm Philips screws.

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Unplug the cable from the webcam board.
  • Unplug the cable from the webcam board.

    • Be gentle, do not use excessive force or you may break the connection.

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Separate the screen from the display cover.
  • Separate the screen from the display cover.

    • Do not touch the back of the screen

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Remove the three tape strips that hold down the cables. Be careful not to tear any of the tape. The piece holding down the webcam wires is especially delicate.
  • Remove the three tape strips that hold down the cables.

    • Be careful not to tear any of the tape. The piece holding down the webcam wires is especially delicate.

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Unplug the display data cable from the screen connector. This connection is very fragile, do not use excessive force.
  • Unplug the display data cable from the screen connector.

    • This connection is very fragile, do not use excessive force.

    • The screen should now be free from all wire connections.

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Remove the four 2.8 mm Philips screws that secure the screen to the mounting bracket using a screwdriver.
  • Remove the four 2.8 mm Philips screws that secure the screen to the mounting bracket using a screwdriver.

    • There will be two screws on either side of the mounting bracket.

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You can now remove, and replace the screen.
  • You can now remove, and replace the screen.

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Conclusion

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

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