Introduction

Removal/repair of the display

Parts

No parts required.

Unscrew the following screws on the underside of the T42.
  • Unscrew the following screws on the underside of the T42.

    • Note: for ease of reassembly, keep track of which screws go where.

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Unscrew the 4 screws on either side of the rear end of the laptop.
  • Unscrew the 4 screws on either side of the rear end of the laptop.

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?

mattikaki - Reply

Flip the laptop over and open the display carefully - the keyboard, palm rest and bezel will be loose.
  • Flip the laptop over and open the display carefully - the keyboard, palm rest and bezel will be loose.

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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
Maneuver the palm rest away from the keyboard carefully, both the keyboard and palm rest/trackpad will come off together. **WARNING** Both the keyboard and trackpad have connectors to the motherboard. Disconnect these before completely removing either component.
  • Maneuver the palm rest away from the keyboard carefully, both the keyboard and palm rest/trackpad will come off together.

  • **WARNING** Both the keyboard and trackpad have connectors to the motherboard. Disconnect these before completely removing either component.

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Removing the Plastic Starting from the bottom right, carefully pry off the bezel. Use a small, flathead screwdriver if necessary.
  • Removing the Plastic

    • Starting from the bottom right, carefully pry off the bezel. Use a small, flathead screwdriver if necessary.

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Unscrew the screws holding it down. Along with the one pictured, there is another one on the top right edge.
  • Unscrew the screws holding it down. Along with the one pictured, there is another one on the top right edge.

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

Seth King - Reply

Carefully unplug the its connection with the motherboard.
  • Carefully unplug the its connection with the motherboard.

  • Now it will be free to move. Carefully maneuver it out.

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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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