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Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the display of Spectre 13’’ (Model: 13-ac023dx). This guide will be helpful when the display is damaged. The most common defect is the black screen. No special skills are required for this operation.

Warning: Ensure you turn off your device before starting.

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    • Flip the laptop over so the model sticker faces the ceiling.

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    • Use a Torx #5 screwdriver to remove the six 3.5 mm screws holding the back cover to the laptop.

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    • Use the Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the four 3.5 mm screws holding the battery.

    • After removing the screws, detach the battery wire from the mother board with the iFixit opening tool.

    • Then, carefully lift the battery off with the iFixit opening tool.

  4. HP Spectrex360 13-ac023dx Display Replacement, Display: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Lay the laptop flat on the table with the keyboard side facing the table and the motherboard facing up.

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    • Using the Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove the four 1.0 mm screws that attach the display to the main body of the computer.

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    • Move the metal components that were just unscrewed out of the way to make a clear view of the two display connectors.

    • Flip up both latches that are found at the center of the computer's body where the wires connect to the motherboard. Then release the wires that attach to the display. This will separate the two main parts of the computer.

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    • Separate the display from the bottom half of the computer(motherboard).

Conclusion

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

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I couldn’t remove the display without removing the one speaker. In the pictures, you can easily see that he just bent the metal case at the hinge and pried it out.

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