Introduction

If the display is damaged or malfunctioning, use this guide to replace it.

Shut down the computer.
  • Shut down the computer.

  • Disconnect the power and all external devices connected to the computer.

    • Working on your device while it is turned on may result in electric shock.

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Use a Metal Spudger and  remove the rubber foot closet from the bottom  of the  laptop.
  • Use a Metal Spudger and remove the rubber foot closet from the bottom of the laptop.

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  • Remove all of the screws located on the bottom of the laptop:

    • 5 Phillips 2.4 x 5.7 mm screws

    • 5 Phillips 2.0 x 5.0 mm screws

      • Make special note of each screw and screw lock size and location during removal and replacement.

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  • Turn the computer over onto its base, with the computer open and the keyboard facing upward.

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  • The keyboard is attached internally by clips. Use a small amount of force when removing the keyboard.

  • Use the Plastic Opening Tool to separate the keyboard from the base of the laptop.

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  • Raise the keyboard slightly to access the touch pad and keyboard cables.

    • Raising the keyboard too far or with excessive force may cause damage to the keyboard, touch pad cables, or their connectors.

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  • Disconnect the ribbon cables attaching the touch pad and keyboard to the system board (motherboard).

    • Using the Heavy-Duty Spudger lift up the plastic locks connecting the ribbon cable to the motherboard.

    • Use the blue plastic tab on the ribbon cable to pull it out from the lock on the motherboard.

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  • Lift the keyboard away from the base of the laptop.

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  • Using the Phillips 00 Screwdriver, remove 6 Phillips 2.0 x 4.6 mm screws from the perimeter of the battery.

    • Make special note of each screw and screw lock size and location during removal and replacement.

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  • Carefully lift the battery up from lower right corner and disconnect it from the motherboard.

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  • Remove the adhesive strip.

  • Lift the shield away from the base of the laptop.

This step is not relevant or required...

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  • Disconnect the ribbon cables attached to the system board (motherboard).

    • Using the Heavy-Duty Spudger lift up the plastic locks connecting the ribbon cable to the motherboard.

    • Use the plastic tab on the ribbon cable to pull it out from the lock on the motherboard.

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  • Disconnect the fastened cables from the system board (motherboard) by carefully pushing the cable's plastic edges using the Heavy Duty Spudger.

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  • Pull the clipped cables from system board (motherboard).

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  • Remove the system board (motherboard).

    • Using the Phillips 00 Screw Driver, remove 11 Phillips 2.0 x 4.7 mm screws.

    • Using the Phillips 00 Screw Driver, remove the silver screw.

    • Make special note of each screw and screw lock size and location during removal and replacement.

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  • Carefully lift the front side of the system board (motherboard).

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  • Using a Heavy Duty Spudger, disconnect the black and red RTC battery cable on the left side of the system board (motherboard).

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  • Release the system board (motherboard) from the base enclosure.

    • Place the motherboard somewhere safe since it is the most delicate and expensive part of the laptop.

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  • Using the Phillips 00 Screw Driver, remove 5 Phillips 2.5 x 4.2 screws from the hinges from the laptop's base.

    • Make special note of each screw and screw lock size and location during removal and replacement.

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  • Gently pull the display away from the base panel to unhinge.

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  • Use a Metal Spudger to pry the display panel from the outer casing.

    • Start from the top of the display panel and move along the edges and do not to push the metal spudger too far into the screen.

    • Be cautious not to apply heavy pressure to the display panel. This could damage the touch screen.

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  • Open the display panel to expose the connecting cables.

  • Open carefully to avoid causing damage to the connecting cables.

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  • Peel off the adhesive tape and remove the connected cable from the screen.

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  • Lift the circuit board out of the way to expose the wire underneath. Remove the wire from the base of the laptop.

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Conclusion

Follow these instructions in reverse order to reassemble your device.

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Question, why not just do step 21 on?

ETHREAL1 - Reply

You can. Fold the computer all the way over and go from there. The only advantage to opening the bottom would be to disconnect the battery: a highly recommended procedure.

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