Introduction

If your laptop screen is cracked or appears dark while the computer is running, replace the screen.

Image 1/2: Push the two latches below the battery inwards at the same time. Image 2/2: Push the two latches below the battery inwards at the same time.
  • Flip the 4520s upside-down with the front toward you.

  • Push the two latches below the battery inwards at the same time.

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  • Remove the battery by holding the latches and sliding the battery away from you.

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  • Use a Phillips (PH1) head screwdriver to remove three 2mm screws where the battery was located.

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Image 1/2: Use a metal spudger to peel off two rubber caps located on either side of the battery port. Image 2/2: Use a metal spudger to peel off two rubber caps located on either side of the battery port.
  • Flip the 4520s over and rotate it so the back is facing you.

  • Use a metal spudger to peel off two rubber caps located on either side of the battery port.

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  • Use a Phillips (PH1) head screwdriver to remove the 3mm screws behind the caps.

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Image 1/3: The switch cover is located above the keyboard.  Push the switch cover away from you until it comes loose from the 4520s. Image 2/3: Lift the switch cover away from the 4520s and set it aside. Image 3/3: Lift the switch cover away from the 4520s and set it aside.
  • Rotate the 4520s and then open it with the screen facing you.

  • The switch cover is located above the keyboard. Push the switch cover away from you until it comes loose from the 4520s.

  • Lift the switch cover away from the 4520s and set it aside.

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  • Use a metal spudger to remove four rubber caps at the bottom of the screen border.

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  • Use a Torx (T9) head screwdriver to remove the four 5mm screws beneath the rubber caps.

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Image 1/3: Set the border of the screen aside. Image 2/3: Set the border of the screen aside. Image 3/3: Set the border of the screen aside.
  • Pry open the tabs behind the border of the screen using a metal spudger.

  • Set the border of the screen aside.

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Image 1/2: The bottom set of screws is installed on the innermost screw holes. Image 2/2: The bottom set of screws is installed on the innermost screw holes.
  • Use a Torx (T9) head screwdriver to remove two 5mm screws above the screen, and two more screws below it.

  • The bottom set of screws is installed on the innermost screw holes.

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  • Above the screen is a bronze port with a cable connected to it. Disconnect the cable using a metal spudger or your finger.

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  • Gently push the back cover away.

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Image 1/3: Place the screen face down. Image 2/3: Place the screen face down. Image 3/3: Place the screen face down.
  • Use a Phillips (PH1) head screwdriver to remove eight 2mm screws from the screen. Four of the screws will be on the left side and four will be on the right.

  • Place the screen face down.

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  • Peel the ribbon cable away from the screen.

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Image 1/2: Disconnect the cable after freeing it from the metal bar Image 2/2: Disconnect the cable after freeing it from the metal bar
  • To open the clamp for the ribbon cable, use a spudger to pry up the metal bar securing it to the screen.

  • Disconnect the cable after freeing it from the metal bar

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Conclusion

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

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