Introduction

This guide outlines how to remove and replace your device's screen. Please follow this guide only if your original screen is beyond repair and replacement is absolutely necessary.

Before you remove the battery, make sure the laptop is powered off.
  • Before you remove the battery, make sure the laptop is powered off.

  • Rotate the laptop so the back panel is facing up.

Slide the black battery latches inward to remove the battery.
  • Slide the black battery latches inward to remove the battery.

Pull the battery out towards you while your fingers are still holding the latches in place.
  • Pull the battery out towards you while your fingers are still holding the latches in place.

Remove one 7 mm screw with a Phillips 1 screwdriver.
  • Remove one 7 mm screw with a Phillips 1 screwdriver.

Use a metal spudger to push the CD drive out of its slot for removal. Use a metal spudger to push the CD drive out of its slot for removal. Use a metal spudger to push the CD drive out of its slot for removal.
  • Use a metal spudger to push the CD drive out of its slot for removal.

Remove fifteen 7 mm screws with a Philips 1 screwdriver.
  • Remove fifteen 7 mm screws with a Philips 1 screwdriver.

Remove the thin plastic cover using the flat metal spudger to expose  another screw. Remove one 7 mm screw with a Phillips 0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the thin plastic cover using the flat metal spudger to expose another screw.

    • Remove one 7 mm screw with a Phillips 0 screwdriver.

Use a metal spudger to remove  the rubber "feet" to expose  two screws. Use a metal spudger to remove  the rubber "feet" to expose  two screws.
  • Use a metal spudger to remove the rubber "feet" to expose two screws.

Underneath each rubber foot, there is a screw.
  • Underneath each rubber foot, there is a screw.

    • Use the Phillips 1 screwdriver to remove a 4.8 mm screw on each side.

New Battery = Faster iPhone
Fix Kits starting at $16.99
Remove the two black end caps to expose more screws.
  • Remove the two black end caps to expose more screws.

  • The end caps will require some force to remove.

Remove the following six screws with a Phillips 1 screwdriver:
  • Remove the following six screws with a Phillips 1 screwdriver:

    • Two 7 mm screws.

    • Two 7 mm screws.

    • Two 4.8 mm screws.

Remove two 2.4 mm broadhead screws from the CD Drive bay with a Phillips 0 screwdriver,
  • Remove two 2.4 mm broadhead screws from the CD Drive bay with a Phillips 0 screwdriver,

Flip the laptop back over. Then, with the laptop open, move the plastic prying tool around the top cover to pry it from the enclosure. Flip the laptop back over. Then, with the laptop open, move the plastic prying tool around the top cover to pry it from the enclosure.
  • Flip the laptop back over. Then, with the laptop open, move the plastic prying tool around the top cover to pry it from the enclosure.

Partially lift the top cover from the enclosure.
  • Partially lift the top cover from the enclosure.

Remove the ribbon connecting the power button to the motherboard. Remove the ribbon connecting the power button to the motherboard.
  • Remove the ribbon connecting the power button to the motherboard.

Remove the ribbon connecting the mousepad to the motherboard. Remove the ribbon connecting the mousepad to the motherboard.
  • Remove the ribbon connecting the mousepad to the motherboard.

Remove the ribbon connecting the keyboard to the motherboard. You may now fully lift the front panel from the rest of the laptop.
  • Remove the ribbon connecting the keyboard to the motherboard.

  • You may now fully lift the front panel from the rest of the laptop.

There is a metal component connecting the screen to the casing underneath each hinge. Remove three 5.6 mm screws with a Phillips 1 screwdriver on each side.
  • There is a metal component connecting the screen to the casing underneath each hinge.

    • Remove three 5.6 mm screws with a Phillips 1 screwdriver on each side.

Lift the black retaining flap to remove the black cable connecting the screen to the motherboard. Lift the black retaining flap to remove the black cable connecting the screen to the motherboard.
  • Lift the black retaining flap to remove the black cable connecting the screen to the motherboard.

Gently remove the black ribbon that was connected to the black flap. Gently remove the black ribbon that was connected to the black flap.
  • Gently remove the black ribbon that was connected to the black flap.

Locate the thin black wire that trails from the screen and remove it from the motherboard. Locate the thin black wire that trails from the screen and remove it from the motherboard.
  • Locate the thin black wire that trails from the screen and remove it from the motherboard.

Remove two small rubber covers on the bottom right and left edges of the screen enclosure using a metal spudger to expose two screws.
  • Remove two small rubber covers on the bottom right and left edges of the screen enclosure using a metal spudger to expose two screws.

Remove one 5.6mm screw with a Phillips 1 screwdriver from each side of the bottom screen. Remove one 5.6mm screw with a Phillips 1 screwdriver from each side of the bottom screen.
  • Remove one 5.6mm screw with a Phillips 1 screwdriver from each side of the bottom screen.

Use a metal spudger to remove the plastic casing from the perimeter of the screen. Use a metal spudger to remove the plastic casing from the perimeter of the screen.
  • Use a metal spudger to remove the plastic casing from the perimeter of the screen.

Be careful not to damage the wires. Use a metal spudger to partially remove the screen from the plastic case. Use a metal spudger to partially remove the screen from the plastic case.
  • Be careful not to damage the wires.

  • Use a metal spudger to partially remove the screen from the plastic case.

Do not touch the circuit board directly. Flip the screen over and remove the tape that holds down the ribbon.
  • Do not touch the circuit board directly.

  • Flip the screen over and remove the tape that holds down the ribbon.

Pull the ribbon away from the screen.
  • Pull the ribbon away from the screen.

Conclusion

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

Chi Huynh

Member since: 09/21/2016

316 Reputation

2 Guides authored

Team

UC Davis, Team 1-4, Oliver Fall 2016 Member of UC Davis, Team 1-4, Oliver Fall 2016

UCD-OLIVER-F16S1G4

4 Members

8 Guides authored

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 4

Past 30 Days: 14

All Time: 388