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Introduction

Replacing the LCD display is a more costly task, but it is certainly not too difficult.

  1. HP dv5-1125nr Display Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Ensure your computer is shut down. Removing the battery while the laptop is still on may corrupt your files. Remove any power adapters and cords connected to the laptop body.

    • Slide the switch to the left until the release clicks.

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    • Remove the battery.

    • The release switch may need to be held down while removing the battery.

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    • Remove the two 5mm Phillips screws on the hard drive cover using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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    • Remove the plastic hard drive cover.

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    • Pull up on the two plastic flaps on the hard drive enclosure to remove it.

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    • Gently lift the ribbon cable away from the hard drive enclosure to free the drive.

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    • Locate four 2mm Phillips screws on the side of the enclosure and remove them using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • Slide the hard drive out of the enclosure to complete the removal process.

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    • Remove the one 4mm Phillips screw from the RAM cover using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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    • Remove the RAM cover to reveal the module's underneath.

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    • Make sure to ground yourself before touching the RAM modules; they are very sensitive to static electricity.

    • Push the two metal tabs on the side of the RAM module outwards, towards the battery and CMOS compartments (up and down).

    • Once the module is released, gently pull the module upwards.

    • Repeat for the RAM module underneath the first one.

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    • Begin by unscrewing the three 3mm Phillips head screws inside the battery bay with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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    • Remove the five remaining 2mm screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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    • Unscrew the 4mm Phillips screw inside the hard drive bay.

    • Make sure to keep track of which screw goes where. The sizes are different for each set of screws!

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    • Locate the hole in between the hard drive and RAM compartments.

    • The hole is marked by a small keyboard symbol in the plastic (see the second picture).

    • Unscrew the 4mm Phillips head screw from this hole.

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    • Flip the laptop, and use the plastic opening tool on the side seam to remove the top cover.

    • You may need to use the opening tool on both sides of the cover.

    • Be careful not to break the ribbon cables under the cover.

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    • Use a 2.5mm flathead screwdriver to remove the four 3mm screws on top of the keyboard.

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    • Dislodge the keyboard to access the underside.

    • Do not fully remove the keyboard. It is still attached by a ribbon cable, and forceful removal could break this necessary connection.

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    • Locate the ribbon cable connection between the keyboard and motherboard.

    • Pull upwards on the small black bar to release the ribbon cable and remove it.

    • Do not yank on the ribbon or try to pull it out. This may break the cable or motherboard.

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    • The keyboard is now ready for replacement.

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    • Locate four 3mm screws in the upper corners of the keyboard tray and remove them using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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    • Locate the two ribbon cable connectors that attach the speaker assembly to the motherboard.

    • Using your fingers, carefully detach the ribbon cables from the motherboard by pulling them straight out on the connector.

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    • Remove the speaker assembly from the keyboard tray.

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    • Locate the large display ribbon connector near the upper left corner of the keyboard tray and remove the ribbon by pulling straight out on the connector.

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    • The display should now be loose, but make sure to remove all ribbon connectors before attempting to take off the display.

    • Locate the two final ribbon connectors for the display on the motherboard and remove them similarly by pulling straight outward on the connectors.

    • You are now free to remove the display from the computer.

Conclusion

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

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