Introduction

Use this guide to replace the entire display assembly.

Parts

No parts required.

With the case closed, place the Mini 1000 top-side down on a flat surface. Push both of the battery release latches toward each other.
  • With the case closed, place the Mini 1000 top-side down on a flat surface.

  • Push both of the battery release latches toward each other.

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Lift the battery out of the Mini 1000 from the edge closest to the release latches.
  • Lift the battery out of the Mini 1000 from the edge closest to the release latches.

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Remove the following two screws:
  • Remove the following two screws:

    • One 6 mm Phillips screw

    • One 4 mm Phillips screw

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To facilitate the removal of the keyboard, it is recommended to push the keyboard outwards with one hand through the opening (highlighted in the third picture) located on the backside of the Mini 1000. While pushing through the opening with one hand, grasp the left upper edge with the other hand and slightly pull the keyboard towards you. Once an opening has been established, grasp the keyboard and slowly lift it upwards along the upper perimeter of the top edge.
  • To facilitate the removal of the keyboard, it is recommended to push the keyboard outwards with one hand through the opening (highlighted in the third picture) located on the backside of the Mini 1000.

  • While pushing through the opening with one hand, grasp the left upper edge with the other hand and slightly pull the keyboard towards you.

  • Once an opening has been established, grasp the keyboard and slowly lift it upwards along the upper perimeter of the top edge.

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Lift the keyboard out of the upper case, minding the cable that is still connecting it to the motherboard.
  • Lift the keyboard out of the upper case, minding the cable that is still connecting it to the motherboard.

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Use your fingernail or the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the keyboard cable ZIF socket.
  • Use your fingernail or the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the keyboard cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself.

  • Pull the cable out of its socket and remove the keyboard.

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Use your fingernail or the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the SIM card ribbon cable ZIF socket. Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself.
  • Use your fingernail or the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the SIM card ribbon cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself.

  • Pull the SIM card ribbon cable out of its socket and peel it off the top of the hard drive enclosure.

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Use your fingernail or the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the hard drive cable ZIF socket.
  • Use your fingernail or the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the hard drive cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself.

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Remove the two 4.5 mm Phillips screws securing the hard drive to the lower case.
  • Remove the two 4.5 mm Phillips screws securing the hard drive to the lower case.

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Lift the hard drive up and out of the lower case, being careful not to damage its cable in the process. Lift the hard drive up and out of the lower case, being careful not to damage its cable in the process.
  • Lift the hard drive up and out of the lower case, being careful not to damage its cable in the process.

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Using the sharp tip of a spudger, pry and remove the four plastic screw covers from the underside of the HP Mini 1000.
  • Using the sharp tip of a spudger, pry and remove the four plastic screw covers from the underside of the HP Mini 1000.

  • There are three different variations of the covers:

    • The two bottom covers are short in height and are notched to prevent incorrect insertion

    • The upper right cover is taller in height and is notched.

    • The upper left cover is taller in height and is not notched.

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Remove the four 7 mm Phillips screws that secure the upper case to the lower case.
  • Remove the four 7 mm Phillips screws that secure the upper case to the lower case.

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Flip the computer over and open the display.
  • Flip the computer over and open the display.

  • Remove the two 4.5 mm Phillips screws securing the upper case to the lower case.

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Wedge the flat end of a spudger in between the upper case and lower case near the bottom right corner of the display. Carefully pry and rock the spudger upwards to create a small gap between the upper case and lower case.
  • Wedge the flat end of a spudger in between the upper case and lower case near the bottom right corner of the display.

  • Carefully pry and rock the spudger upwards to create a small gap between the upper case and lower case.

  • Continue the previously described motion along the right edge of the upper case to release the clips securing the upper case to the lower case.

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Repeat the same procedure as mentioned in the previous step to release the clips along the left side of the upper case. Repeat the same procedure as mentioned in the previous step to release the clips along the left side of the upper case.
  • Repeat the same procedure as mentioned in the previous step to release the clips along the left side of the upper case.

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Grasp the upper case and carefully lift it slightly upwards, freeing it from any remaining clips.
  • Grasp the upper case and carefully lift it slightly upwards, freeing it from any remaining clips.

  • The upper case is still attached via the TouchPad ribbon cable that is connected to the motherboard. Do not remove it completely just yet.

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Lay the upper case on top of the upper portion of the motherboard.
  • Lay the upper case on top of the upper portion of the motherboard.

  • Use your fingernail or the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the TouchPad cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself.

  • Pull the TouchPad ribbon cable out of its socket.

  • Remove the upper case from the HP Mini 1000.

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If present, peel the sticker up off the top of the Wi-Fi board to reveal the Wi-Fi antenna connectors.
  • If present, peel the sticker up off the top of the Wi-Fi board to reveal the Wi-Fi antenna connectors.

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Pry the Wi-Fi antenna connectors (2 total) up off the Wi-Fi board. During reassembly, remember to correctly connect the antenna cables to their respective terminals. The green labeled antenna is connected to the "MAIN" terminal and the white labeled antenna is connected to the "AUX" terminal. During reassembly, remember to correctly connect the antenna cables to their respective terminals. The green labeled antenna is connected to the "MAIN" terminal and the white labeled antenna is connected to the "AUX" terminal.
  • Pry the Wi-Fi antenna connectors (2 total) up off the Wi-Fi board.

  • During reassembly, remember to correctly connect the antenna cables to their respective terminals. The green labeled antenna is connected to the "MAIN" terminal and the white labeled antenna is connected to the "AUX" terminal.

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Remove the single 3 mm Phillips screw securing Wi-Fi board to the motherboard.
  • Remove the single 3 mm Phillips screw securing Wi-Fi board to the motherboard.

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Upon removing the Phillips screw that secures the Wi-Fi board to the motherboard, the Wi-Fi board should pop up from its top side nearest the antenna sockets.
  • Upon removing the Phillips screw that secures the Wi-Fi board to the motherboard, the Wi-Fi board should pop up from its top side nearest the antenna sockets.

  • Grasp the Wi-Fi board and lift it straight away from its socket on the motherboard.

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Remove the two 2.5 mm Phillips screws securing the heat sink to the motherboard.
  • Remove the two 2.5 mm Phillips screws securing the heat sink to the motherboard.

A magnetic Philips #0 makes this much easier to reassemble than non-magnetic.

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Carefully lift the heat sink off the face of the motherboard and de-route the curved section from next to the fan. Before reinstalling the heat sink, be sure to apply a new layer of thermal paste to the CPU. We have a thermal paste guide that makes it easy.
  • Carefully lift the heat sink off the face of the motherboard and de-route the curved section from next to the fan.

  • Before reinstalling the heat sink, be sure to apply a new layer of thermal paste to the CPU. We have a thermal paste guide that makes it easy.

  • Only apply a new layer of thermal paste to the face of the CPU. The CPU is the large processor located closest to the fan.

This reassembly needs to precede the installation of the the plastic that covers the fan.

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If present, carefully remove the large piece of black adhesive film covering the Wi-Fi board. If present, carefully remove the large piece of black adhesive film covering the Wi-Fi board.
  • If present, carefully remove the large piece of black adhesive film covering the Wi-Fi board.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to pry both antenna connectors up from their sockets on the Wi-Fi board. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry both antenna connectors up from their sockets on the Wi-Fi board.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry both antenna connectors up from their sockets on the Wi-Fi board.

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If present, remove the pieces of tape securing the Wi-Fi antenna cables to the upper case.
  • If present, remove the pieces of tape securing the Wi-Fi antenna cables to the upper case.

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If present, carefully remove the large piece of black adhesive film from the area surrounding the fan.
  • If present, carefully remove the large piece of black adhesive film from the area surrounding the fan.

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If present, remove the several pieces of black cloth tape securing the cables to the upper case near the fan.
  • If present, remove the several pieces of black cloth tape securing the cables to the upper case near the fan.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect each of the following connectors from their respective sockets: Speaker cable
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect each of the following connectors from their respective sockets:

    • Speaker cable

    • Microphone cable

    • Fan cable

    • Power cable

    • Display data cable

  • Push the connectors out of their sockets parallel to the face of the motherboard toward the display assembly. Do not lift up on the cables as you disconnect them, especially the display data cable, as their sockets may break off the motherboard.

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If present, peel back the strip of white cloth tape highlighted in red to reveal a display screw.
  • If present, peel back the strip of white cloth tape highlighted in red to reveal a display screw.

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Remove the single 5 mm Phillips screw securing the right display hinge to the lower case.
  • Remove the single 5 mm Phillips screw securing the right display hinge to the lower case.

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Remove the two 5 mm Phillips screws securing the left display hinge to the lower case.
  • Remove the two 5 mm Phillips screws securing the left display hinge to the lower case.

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Lift the display out of the lower case, minding any cables that may get caught. Lift the display out of the lower case, minding any cables that may get caught.
  • Lift the display out of the lower case, minding any cables that may get caught.

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Conclusion

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

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This was really helpful to me. My Mini's screen suddenly popped off on one side. After running through this process I found that both screws on one hinge and one screw on the other had come out. It seems someone forgot to put Lock Tite on them! Within less than an hour the machine was back to its usual self. Thanks!

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