Introduction

This guide will show step-by-step instruction depicting the replacement of your laptops power/audio bar.

Image 1/1: The screws may be hidden underneath a small rubber pad.
  • Locate the 4 screws in the four corners of the laptop screen.

  • The screws may be hidden underneath a small rubber pad.

  • Be sure to ground yourself and tools before working near electronics.

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  • Use a Flathead screwdriver to remove the 4 rubber covers over the 4 screws referenced in step 1.

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  • Once the rubber has been removed a screw will be revealed. Remove each of the four screws with your Philips head screwdriver.

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  • Insert your spudger along the top of the screen, separating the plastic cover and the screen

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  • Continue running your Flathead along the top of the screen until the top is completely separated.

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  • Pull the plastic covering of the screen towards the keyboard, exposing the inner workings of the screen.

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  • Locate the hinges at the bottom left, and right of the screen

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  • Separate the Power/Audio bar from the hinge by gently pulling.

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  • Flip the Power/Audio bar over exposing the ribbon wire and its connection to the Power/Audio bar.

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Image 1/1: The wire will be separated and the bar is free.
  • Separate the ribbon wire by gently pulling the wire from its socket.

  • The wire will be separated and the bar is free.

  • Be gentle as you pull.

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Conclusion

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

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