Introduction

When considering a screen replacement it is important to ensure that it is not a connection issue first. Once you determine that you have a tight fitting connection, if the display issues persist then you will need to replace the screen. Fortunately, this is a straight forward process with no special requirements or hazards.

At this point, the white caps that hide the top-most screws marked with red circles have been removed.
  • At this point, the white caps that hide the top-most screws marked with red circles have been removed.

  • Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the (10) ten screws from the bottom of the device.

  • After removing the white caps covering the screws, use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the (3) three screws indicated with red circles.

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Open the laptop and place it upright. Remove the keyboard from the device using a plastic spudger or opening tool. Carefully remove as there are ribbons attached to the keyboard that is connected to the components inside. Gently lift the keyboard just enough to expose the ribbons.
  • Open the laptop and place it upright. Remove the keyboard from the device using a plastic spudger or opening tool.

    • Carefully remove as there are ribbons attached to the keyboard that is connected to the components inside.

  • Gently lift the keyboard just enough to expose the ribbons.

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Hold the keyboard up to remove the ribbons from the circuit board. To remove each individual ribbon, grab the blue portion of each ribbon and pull it towards your direction until it is fully detached. To remove each individual ribbon, grab the blue portion of each ribbon and pull it towards your direction until it is fully detached.
  • Hold the keyboard up to remove the ribbons from the circuit board.

  • To remove each individual ribbon, grab the blue portion of each ribbon and pull it towards your direction until it is fully detached.

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Once the ribbons are detached, remove the keyboard from the device. Once the ribbons are detached, remove the keyboard from the device. Once the ribbons are detached, remove the keyboard from the device.
  • Once the ribbons are detached, remove the keyboard from the device.

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Unplug the cable located in the upper left corner of the device.
  • Unplug the cable located in the upper left corner of the device.

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Remove these tabs located at each of the bottom corners of the display.
  • Remove these tabs located at each of the bottom corners of the display.

  • It is not necessary for the display to be completely removed from the device in order to complete this guide.

  • Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the single screw located under each of the two tabs.

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Insert the plastic opening tool and work it around the entire frame of the display.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool and work it around the entire frame of the display.

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As you work the plastic opening tool around the edge, remove the front frame of the device. As you work the plastic opening tool around the edge, remove the front frame of the device.
  • As you work the plastic opening tool around the edge, remove the front frame of the device.

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Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the (4) four screws located at the bottom of the display. Once the screws are removed, lift the display out of the device. Once the screws are removed, lift the display out of the device.
  • Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the (4) four screws located at the bottom of the display.

  • Once the screws are removed, lift the display out of the device.

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Conclusion

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

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