Introduction

Removal/repair of the display

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Unscrew the 20 Phillips screws on the underside of the T42.
    • Unscrew the 20 Phillips screws on the underside of the T42.

    • For ease of reassembly, keep your screws organized.

  2. Unscrew the 2 Phillips screws on both sides of the T42's rear.
    • Unscrew the 2 Phillips screws on both sides of the T42's rear.

  3. Flip the laptop over and open the screen.
    • Flip the laptop over and open the screen.

    • The bezel and keyboard will be loose, be careful.

  4. Free shipping on all orders over $100 or containing a Pro Tech Toolkit!

    Browse Our Store
  5. Carefully maneuver the palm rest away from the keyboard, as both the keyboard and palm rest/trackpad will come off together. Remember, both the keyboard and trackpad have connectors to the motherboard. Disconnect these before completely removing either component.
    • Carefully maneuver the palm rest away from the keyboard, as both the keyboard and palm rest/trackpad will come off together.

    • Remember, both the keyboard and trackpad have connectors to the motherboard. Disconnect these before completely removing either component.

  6. Remove the plastic bezel along the edges, you may need to pry the areas circled with a spudger to remove the bezel. Remove the plastic bezel along the edges, you may need to pry the areas circled with a spudger to remove the bezel.
    • Remove the plastic bezel along the edges, you may need to pry the areas circled with a spudger to remove the bezel.

  7. Unscrew the screws holding down the display.
    • Unscrew the screws holding down the display.

    • Along with the one pictured in red, there is another one along the top right edge.

  8. Carefully unplug the display ribbon on the motherboard, then carefully lift the display free from the device.
    • Carefully unplug the display ribbon on the motherboard, then carefully lift the display free from the device.

Conclusion

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

4 other people completed this guide.

Austin Kidd

Member since: 04/21/2010

236 Reputation

3 Guides authored

Team

Cal Poly, Team 29-76, Johann Spring 2010 Member of Cal Poly, Team 29-76, Johann Spring 2010

CPSU-JOHANN-S10S29G76

4 Members

30 Guides authored

2 Comments

@Seth

Just use the pic numbering left to right each of the 4 rows.

Start at the top and remove in sequence, placing each on a strip of heavy tape to keep the screws in sequence.

Place a second strip on top when finished to secure the sequence until it's time to re-assemble.

Michael G - Reply

Very poor & sketchy guide! NO mention at all of how to handle the other wires involved in disconnecting the screen (lid) from the laptop base, eg: the wireless antenna connections and instructions like: "Unscrew the screws holding it down" are far too vague! holding WHAT down ffs!!!!

wbcam - Reply

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 8

Past 30 Days: 27

All Time: 11,940