Introduction

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

Image 1/1: Slide the battery release latch to the left and remove the battery.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Five Phillips #1 Image 2/3: When removing the cover, start from the top edge and lift up. Image 3/3: Remove cover.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Four Phillips #1 Image 2/2: Four Phillips #1
  • Remove the four screws holding the hard drive.

    • Four Phillips #1

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Image 1/2: Remove hard drive Image 2/2: Remove hard drive
  • 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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Image 1/3: Remove two screws from wireless card. Image 2/3: Two Phillips #1 Image 3/3: Two Phillips #1
  • 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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Image 1/3: One Phillips #1 Image 2/3: Use a spudger to push on the metal tab below where the screw was. This should disconnect the optical drive from the SATA connector. Image 3/3: Remove optical drive.
  • 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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Image 1/3: 20 Phillips #1 Image 2/3: Three Phillips #0 Image 3/3: Three Phillips #00
  • Remove the 26 screws on the bottom.

    • 20 Phillips #1

    • Three Phillips #0

    • Three Phillips #00

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Image 1/3: You may have to open the laptop some to keep the keyboard from re-latching. Image 2/3: Once freed, lift the keyboard up from the top. Image 3/3: Be careful not to damage or tear the ribbon cable.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Two Phillips #1 Image 2/3: Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to carefully flip up the retaining flaps on the three ZIF sockets. Image 3/3: Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to carefully flip up the retaining flaps on the three ZIF sockets.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Remove cover. Image 2/3: Remove cover. Image 3/3: Remove cover.
  • 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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Image 1/2: One Phillips #1 Image 2/2: Use the black pull tab to remove the LCD connector.
  • 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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Image 1/3: One Phillips #1 Image 2/3: Use a spudger to disconnect the speaker wire. Image 3/3: Carefully pull the wifi antenna wires out from the bottom case.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Use a metal spudger to remove the two screw covers. Image 2/3: Use a metal spudger to remove the two screw covers. Image 3/3: Use a metal spudger to remove the two screw covers.
  • Using a metal spudger remove the two hinge covers.

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

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Image 1/3: Starting on the left side, use a spudger to pry the bezel up. Image 2/3: Work your way around and remove the bezel. Image 3/3: Work your way around and remove the bezel.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Eight Phillips #1 Image 2/3: Use a spudger to disconnect the webcam connector. Image 3/3: Lift up the LCD panel.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Remove LCD panel.
  • Use a sudger to disconnect the wire from the LCD panel.

  • Remove LCD panel.

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Image 1/3: Four Phillips #1 (two on each side) Image 2/3: Remove the hinges. Image 3/3: Remove the hinges.
  • 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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Image 1/1: To reassemble, follow these instructions in reverse order.
  • 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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