Remove the ROUND rubber pads along the edge of the monitor.  One in each corner.  The center bottom ones do not cover screws. They are held on with a lite adhesive
  • Remove the ROUND rubber pads along the edge of the monitor. One in each corner. The center bottom ones do not cover screws.

  • They are held on with a lite adhesive

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Under the rubber pads are T8 screws.
  • Under the rubber pads are T8 screws.

  • Remove the 4 of them. (One each corner)

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At this point, the face is held on with little clips and adhesive.  Go around the edge of the laptop screen gently prying the clips open. The adhesive is on the inner edge.  Since I didn’t care about the current screen, I also gripped the inner edge of the face, and pushed against the screen a little. The adhesive is on the inner edge.  Since I didn’t care about the current screen, I also gripped the inner edge of the face, and pushed against the screen a little.
  • At this point, the face is held on with little clips and adhesive. Go around the edge of the laptop screen gently prying the clips open.

  • The adhesive is on the inner edge. Since I didn’t care about the current screen, I also gripped the inner edge of the face, and pushed against the screen a little.

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Each lower corner of the screen has two PH0 screws.  Remove them. Note that the two holes with screws have little triangle marks.  This will make your reassembly easier when you try to remember which two holes to use. Lift the screen 45º of the laptop.  The back should now be disconnected from the main frame of the display, and should be able to be pulled up to 90º.
  • Each lower corner of the screen has two PH0 screws. Remove them.

  • Note that the two holes with screws have little triangle marks. This will make your reassembly easier when you try to remember which two holes to use.

  • Lift the screen 45º of the laptop. The back should now be disconnected from the main frame of the display, and should be able to be pulled up to 90º.

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Broken doesn't stand a chance.
On the back of the display, 4” (10cm) from the left side is a small data cable, unplug it. There is a piece of clear tape over the connector, and a barcode with a clear backing.  Carefully remove this. There is a piece of clear tape over the connector, and a barcode with a clear backing.  Carefully remove this.
  • On the back of the display, 4” (10cm) from the left side is a small data cable, unplug it.

  • There is a piece of clear tape over the connector, and a barcode with a clear backing. Carefully remove this.

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Remove the three PH0 screws from each side of the LCD assembly.
  • Remove the three PH0 screws from each side of the LCD assembly.

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At this point, the LCD is removed, and the new one can be attached.
  • At this point, the LCD is removed, and the new one can be attached.

  • From this point forward in the instructions, you will need to pretty much work backwards.

  • I made notes to make it a bit easier.

  • Remember the little triangle markers when attaching the frame to the back.

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Apply new adhesive to the back of the LCD face (otherwise there will be a little rattle). I used standard double-sided tape. I folded it lengthwise to thicken it, and trimmed with a razor.
  • Apply new adhesive to the back of the LCD face (otherwise there will be a little rattle).

    • I used standard double-sided tape.

    • I folded it lengthwise to thicken it, and trimmed with a razor.

  • If you look closely, you will see light markings where the tape should be applied.

  • (sorry about this last photo,iFixit makes the crop 4:3, which cuts off the image... Ill try to replace next time I replace one.)

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To put the face back on, open the screen up all the way up. Place the face gently in place, use the light and knobs on the top to reference the placing. Start at the hp logo, and push down firmly, and slide out the the edges.
  • To put the face back on, open the screen up all the way up.

  • Place the face gently in place, use the light and knobs on the top to reference the placing.

  • Start at the hp logo, and push down firmly, and slide out the the edges.

  • Do each side separately, starting at the bottom, and working up.

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Screw in the four corner PH0 screws
  • Screw in the four corner PH0 screws

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Reattach the four screw covers / rubber pads.
  • Reattach the four screw covers / rubber pads.

  • You can use small pieces of double-stick tape.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. Steps 8-11 are reassembly notes.

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Eric D

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Good guide, I used it to replace an LCD on a HP EliteBook 8540p.

The only difference between those two models for replaceling the screen is that there are 6 rubber pads need to be removed (and thus 6 screws under the pads) (the two rubber pads at the top center you need to remove to).

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