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.

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  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.

    leave these four screws alone. No need to remove them.

    fredwb - Reply

    Of course you need to remove them you Dingbat! They are the main anchors of the screen hinges, Doh!

    wbcam -

    There are tiny numbers showing the lengths of the screws. 1-2-3-4 where 1 is the shortest.

    The dark red circles are not very easy to see. How about white ones?

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    • Flip the laptop over and open the screen.

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

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    • 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.

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

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    • Unscrew the screws holding down the display.

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

    could you post a pic of all the screws and where they go?

    Seth King - Reply

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

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Conclusion

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

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@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!!!!

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