Introduction

This guide will show how to disassemble the laptop and get to the display assembly to replace LCD screen.

  1. Make sure laptop is shutdown and unplugged from power adapter.
    • Make sure laptop is shutdown and unplugged from power adapter.

    • Slide the battery release latch to the left and remove the battery.

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  2. Unscrew the five screws holding the bottom cover for accessing the RAM, hard drive and wifi card.
    • Unscrew the five screws holding the bottom cover for accessing the RAM, hard drive and wifi card.

      • Five Phillips #1

    • When removing the cover, start from the top edge and lift up.

    • Remove cover.

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    • Remove the four screws holding the hard drive.

      • Four Phillips #1

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    • Unplug the SATA connection using the black pull tab.

    • Remove hard drive

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    • Remove RAM by pushing the locking clips outwards.

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    • Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to pry the wifi antenna cable up from its socket on the wireless card.

    • Remove two screws from wireless card.

      • Two Phillips #1

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    • Remove the one screw holding the optical drive.

      • One Phillips #1

    • Use a spudger to push on the metal tab below where the screw was. This should disconnect the optical drive from the SATA connector.

    • Remove optical drive.

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    • Remove the 26 screws on the bottom.

      • 20 Phillips #1

      • Three Phillips #0

      • Three Phillips #00

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    • To the left of the battery connector is a keyboard release latch. Use a spudger to release the keyboard.

      • You may have to open the laptop some to keep the keyboard from re-latching.

    • Once freed, lift the keyboard up from the top.

      • Be careful not to damage or tear the ribbon cable.

    • Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to carefully flip up the retaining flap on the keyboard ZIF socket.

    • Remove keyboard.

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    • Remove the two screws.

      • Two Phillips #1

    • Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to carefully flip up the retaining flaps on the three ZIF sockets.

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    • Starting on the left side, use a spudger to pry the cover up. Work your way around to the right side.

    • Remove cover.

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    • Remove the screw on the left side holding the lid hinge.

      • One Phillips #1

    • Use the black pull tab to remove the LCD connector.

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    • Remove the screw on the right side holding the lid hinge.

      • One Phillips #1

    • Use a spudger to disconnect the speaker wire.

    • Carefully pull the wifi antenna wires out from the bottom case.

    • Remove lid.

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    • Using a metal spudger remove the two hinge covers.

    • Use a metal spudger to remove the two screw covers.

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    • Remove the two Phillips #1 screws that were under the covers.

    • Starting on the left side, use a spudger to pry the bezel up.

    • Work your way around and remove the bezel.

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    • Remove the eight screws holding the LCD panel.

      • Eight Phillips #1

    • Use a spudger to disconnect the webcam connector.

    • Lift up the LCD panel.

      • The webcam wire is attached to the back of the panel. Carefully peel it off the panel.

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    • Use a sudger to disconnect the wire from the LCD panel.

    • Remove LCD panel.

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    • Remove the four screws (two on each side) holding the hinges on the sides.

      • Four Phillips #1 (two on each side)

    • Remove the hinges.

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    • LCD remains.

    • To reassemble, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Conclusion

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

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