Introduction

If your screen is damaged, flicking, or cracked, use this guide to replace the screen.

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  • With the bottom of the HP Mini facing up, slide both switches inward towards each other.

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  • With the left switch still pushed inward, pull the battery towards you to remove it from the computer.

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Image 1/3: Best to start from one of the corners. Image 2/3: Best to start from one of the corners. Image 3/3: Best to start from one of the corners.
  • Pull upward from under the back cover via the missing battery area.

  • Best to start from one of the corners.

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  • Remove the three 4.0 mm screws with the keyboard indicator next to them using a Phillips #1 screw driver.

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Image 1/2: Don't worry! No pieces will fall out. Image 2/2: Don't worry! No pieces will fall out.
  • Flip the laptop over, and open it up.

  • Don't worry! No pieces will fall out.

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Image 1/2: You should hear three clicks. Image 2/2: You should hear three clicks.
  • With the keyboard facing you, pull the black bezel upward until its loose.

  • You should hear three clicks.

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  • Move and hold the bezel slightly towards the screen while lifting the keyboard from the top.

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  • Pull up the keyboard from the bottom corners exposing the keyboard cable.

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  • Lift the black holder connected to the keyboard cable until it points up.

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  • Gently pull the keyboard cable from the socket.

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  • Remove the three 5.0 mm screws holding the hard drive cage in place using a Phillips #1 screw driver.

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Image 1/3: Start by pulling the tape from the side with the keyboard symbol. Image 2/3: Start by pulling the tape from the side with the keyboard symbol. Image 3/3: Start by pulling the tape from the side with the keyboard symbol.
  • Lift the hard drive cage by pulling the tape upward.

  • Start by pulling the tape from the side with the keyboard symbol.

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  • Unplug the cable connecting to the hard drive.

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  • Remove the 8 5.0 mm screws under the keyboard using a Phillips #1 screw driver.

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  • Lift the two black holders upward located next to the socket for the keyboard close to the tracked pad.

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  • Remove the two connectors for the motherboard from their sockets.

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Image 1/2: Flip the laptop over to the other side. Image 2/2: Flip the laptop over to the other side.
  • Close the laptop by bringing the screen down.

  • Flip the laptop over to the other side.

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  • Remove the 6 5.0 mm screws holding the back plate together using a Phillips #1 screw driver.

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Image 1/2: Located on the left and right side where the battery was removed. Image 2/2: Located on the left and right side where the battery was removed.
  • Remove the 2 3.0 mm screw head holding the plastic piece in place using a Phillips #1 screw driver.

    • Located on the left and right side where the battery was removed.

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Image 1/3: The pieces are located on the left and right corners connecting the bottom and top of the HP Mini. Image 2/3: The pieces are located on the left and right corners connecting the bottom and top of the HP Mini. Image 3/3: The pieces are located on the left and right corners connecting the bottom and top of the HP Mini.
  • Pull the black plastic pieces that the screws was holding inward.

  • The pieces are located on the left and right corners connecting the bottom and top of the HP Mini.

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Image 1/2: Open it by lifting the screeen. Image 2/2: Open it by lifting the screeen.
  • Flip the laptop back over.

  • Open it by lifting the screeen.

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Image 1/3: This may be difficult to come off. Tilt the screen back and forth to help loosen the piece. Image 2/3: This may be difficult to come off. Tilt the screen back and forth to help loosen the piece. Image 3/3: This may be difficult to come off. Tilt the screen back and forth to help loosen the piece.
  • Right next to the previous plastic piece, remove the other two plastic pieces.

  • This may be difficult to come off. Tilt the screen back and forth to help loosen the piece.

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Image 1/1: Start along the speaker grill near the touch pad, and move along the sides.
  • Using the plastic prying tool, pry the front plate of the bottom part of your HP Mini.

  • Start along the speaker grill near the touch pad, and move along the sides.

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  • Lift up the front plate where the keyboard was.

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Image 1/3: Move the cable. Image 2/3: Move the cable. Image 3/3: Move the cable.
  • Remove the display cable from the motherboard located on the top left corner under where the keyboard was by pulling on the black tab.

  • Move the cable.

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Image 1/3: Located on the back side of the laptop in the bottom left corner. Image 2/3: Located on the back side of the laptop in the bottom left corner. Image 3/3: Located on the back side of the laptop in the bottom left corner.
  • Remove the webcam cables from the motherboard.

  • Located on the back side of the laptop in the bottom left corner.

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Image 1/1: Lift up the front plate on the top right  corner.
  • Flip over the computer, and open the laptop.

  • Lift up the front plate on the top right corner.

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  • Pull the cables for the web cam out using tweezers.

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  • Remove the 2 3.0 mm screws on both sides of the bottom of the display using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: This will reveal another screw. Image 2/2: This will reveal another screw.
  • Remove the black plastic piece that the screw was holding on both sides.

  • This will reveal another screw.

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Image 1/2: When removing, keep hold of the screen to make sure it doesn't fall. Image 2/2: When removing, keep hold of the screen to make sure it doesn't fall.
  • Remove the 2 3.0 mm screws on both sides using a Phillips #1 screw driver.

  • When removing, keep hold of the screen to make sure it doesn't fall.

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Image 1/1: Make sure to pry from the sides, top and bottom as the corners will come undone themselves.
  • Pry the front plate using the plastic opening tool by pushing along the border of the front and back plate.

    • Make sure to pry from the sides, top and bottom as the corners will come undone themselves.

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Image 1/3: Pull the cables through the holes. Image 2/3: Pull the cables through the holes. Image 3/3: Pull the cables through the holes.
  • Remove the front plate.

  • Pull the cables through the holes.

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  • Remove the 4 4.0 mm screws holding the screen in place using a Phillips #1 screw driver.

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  • Lift the screen up.

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  • Under the screen, peel off the tape near the cable completely, so you can see the socket for the cable.

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Conclusion

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

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