Introduction

Are you having trouble seeing anything on your screen? Is your screen perpetually black, even when plugged in and charged? If so, replacing your screen may bring visuals back to your life.

Make sure that your device is properly shut down and unplugged from any outlet.
  • Make sure that your device is properly shut down and unplugged from any outlet.

  • Flip Pavilion over so that the bottom faces up and locate the battery in the bottom left corner.

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Press and slide up the battery release tab with your thumb until the battery pops out of place. Press and slide up the battery release tab with your thumb until the battery pops out of place.
  • Press and slide up the battery release tab with your thumb until the battery pops out of place.

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Using two fingers, pry the rest of the battery out of the socket. Using two fingers, pry the rest of the battery out of the socket.
  • Using two fingers, pry the rest of the battery out of the socket.

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Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew all four Phillips PM 2.5X13.0mm screws and place in a secure area until the end of the project. Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew all four Phillips PM 2.5X13.0mm screws and place in a secure area until the end of the project.
  • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew all four Phillips PM 2.5X13.0mm screws and place in a secure area until the end of the project.

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Flip laptop back over and open as far as it can go.
  • Flip laptop back over and open as far as it can go.

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Use the flat edge of the plastic spudger inserted under the bottom of the strip cover and pry upwards to un-clip the cover, starting at the right and moving to the left.
  • Use the flat edge of the plastic spudger inserted under the bottom of the strip cover and pry upwards to un-clip the cover, starting at the right and moving to the left.

  • If the plastic spudger is not doing the trick, try using the metal spudger careful to not pop any keys out.

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Use hands to completely lift off the strip cover and remove. Use hands to completely lift off the strip cover and remove.
  • Use hands to completely lift off the strip cover and remove.

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Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver again, unscrew all four Phillips PM 2.5X13.0mm screws from the top of the keyboard and set aside.
  • Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver again, unscrew all four Phillips PM 2.5X13.0mm screws from the top of the keyboard and set aside.

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Using your hands, lift the keyboard up from the top towards yourself until the keyboard is resting in your hand. Do not aggressively pull at the keyboard for risk of ripping the connector cable.
  • Using your hands, lift the keyboard up from the top towards yourself until the keyboard is resting in your hand.

  • Do not aggressively pull at the keyboard for risk of ripping the connector cable.

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Gently slide out the connecting cable from the laptop to the keyboard. Do not aggressively pull at the connecting cable.
  • Gently slide out the connecting cable from the laptop to the keyboard.

  • Do not aggressively pull at the connecting cable.

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Completely remove the keyboard from the rest of the laptop.
  • Completely remove the keyboard from the rest of the laptop.

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Flip the Pavilion back over on its backside.
  • Flip the Pavilion back over on its backside.

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Using the same Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the  six Phillips PM 2.5X6.0mm screws. Also remove the four Phillips PM 2.5X13.0mm screws to remove the thermal plate with the same screwdriver. Also remove the four Phillips PM 2.5X13.0mm screws to remove the thermal plate with the same screwdriver.
  • Using the same Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the six Phillips PM 2.5X6.0mm screws.

  • Also remove the four Phillips PM 2.5X13.0mm screws to remove the thermal plate with the same screwdriver.

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Flip the laptop back over and open the lid all the way. Using the flat edge of the plastic spudger, pry straight up to remove the Mini PCI Connector Cables from the board.
  • Flip the laptop back over and open the lid all the way.

  • Using the flat edge of the plastic spudger, pry straight up to remove the Mini PCI Connector Cables from the board.

  • Tweezers can also be used to gently squeeze and pull up on the Mini PCI Cable Connectors to remove from the board.

  • When reinstalling, place the Mini PCI Connector Cables back in place and gently press straight down until they snap into place.

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Using the tweezers, gently squeeze and pull backwards on the display cable until it is disconnected. To reinsert, simply align the display cable to its proper spot and gently push into place. To reinsert, simply align the display cable to its proper spot and gently push into place.
  • Using the tweezers, gently squeeze and pull backwards on the display cable until it is disconnected.

  • To reinsert, simply align the display cable to its proper spot and gently push into place.

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Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver again to remove the four Phillips 2.5X13.0mm screws that hold the clips for the screen into place. Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver again to remove the four Phillips 2.5X13.0mm screws that hold the clips for the screen into place.
  • Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver again to remove the four Phillips 2.5X13.0mm screws that hold the clips for the screen into place.

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Turn the laptop around until the top cover is facing you. Keep the laptop in an open position. Unscrew the four Phillips PM 2.5X6.0mm screws using the Phillips #0 that hold the clips of the screen on to the base.
  • Turn the laptop around until the top cover is facing you. Keep the laptop in an open position.

  • Unscrew the four Phillips PM 2.5X6.0mm screws using the Phillips #0 that hold the clips of the screen on to the base.

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Firmly grasp the top of the screen with your hands and pull towards you and upwards to remove the screen from the base.
  • Firmly grasp the top of the screen with your hands and pull towards you and upwards to remove the screen from the base.

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Conclusion

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

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