Introduction

Cracked or glitching screens are common for all laptops. This guide will show you how to remove and replace a defective LCD.

Open the laptop.
  • Open the laptop.

  • With your the plastic spudger or your fingers, gently peel off the two thin adhesive layers at left and right bottom edges of the screen.

  • Do not pry up the plastic bezel (monitor frame), just the adhesive layer.

  • If the adhesive layer isn't coming off, use a metal spudger.

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Remove the two 3 mm Phillips #0 screws located underneath the adhesive layers that were removed in the previous step
  • Remove the two 3 mm Phillips #0 screws located underneath the adhesive layers that were removed in the previous step

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  • Gently pry up the plastic bezel with the small, narrow end of the metal spudger.

  • Insert the long, flat end of the metal spudger into the gap.

  • Slide the metal spudger along the edge to disconnect the bezel from the laptop

  • You should hear popping sounds as you slide the spudger along the edge.

  • If the spudger gets stuck while sliding, use some extra force.

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  • Tilt the laptop screen as far back as possible

  • Hold the bezel with both hands and twist up and towards you to disconnect the bottom edge of the bezel from the laptop.

  • You may have to use extra force for this step

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  • Remove the four silver 4 mm Phillips #0 screws at the bottom of the LCD.

  • Remove the four black 3 mm Phillips #00 screws along the perimeter of the LCD.

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  • Lift the LCD off its mount and gently lay it facedown on the keyboard.

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  • Peel off the clear sticker covering the display cable at the base of the LCD.

  • Gently pull the display cable from the connector.

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Conclusion

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

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Thanks for the great guidance. Easy as pie!

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