Introduction

You must remove the top assembly in order to remove the display. This guide will also show you how to remove the top assembly to access the display mounts and cables.

Remember to power off the device before removing any parts. Position the laptop so that the bottom enclosure is facing upward. Locate the ten 1.9mm screws holding the bottom enclosure in place.
  • Remember to power off the device before removing any parts.

  • Position the laptop so that the bottom enclosure is facing upward.

  • Locate the ten 1.9mm screws holding the bottom enclosure in place.

  • Use a Phillips #0 Screwdriver to remove all of the screws.

  • Under the rubber pads, there can be screws as well.

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Remove the keyboard starting at the top
  • Remove the keyboard starting at the top

  • Remove the ribbon cable and then fully remove the keyboard

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Remove the 2 screws holding down the top
  • Remove the 2 screws holding down the top

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Position the device where it sits on the bottom encasing with the display open. Grab the front edge of the top assembly and lift it up carefully. There are three ribbon cables that attach the top assembly to the motherboard. Lift carefully to avoid damaging them.
  • Position the device where it sits on the bottom encasing with the display open.

  • Grab the front edge of the top assembly and lift it up carefully.

  • There are three ribbon cables that attach the top assembly to the motherboard. Lift carefully to avoid damaging them.

  • Gently slide the three ribbon cables out of their slots.

  • Remove the top assembly completely by pulling it off of the device.

You need to remove the keyboard too otherwise you will miss the 2 screws underneath!

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Keep the device positioned where it sits on the bottom encasing with the display open.
  • Keep the device positioned where it sits on the bottom encasing with the display open.

  • Locate the four 1.9mm screws used to attach the display brackets to the bottom enclosure of the device.

  • Use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove the four screws.

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Use a plastic opening tool to lift the retaining flap to disconnect the right display cable connector.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the retaining flap to disconnect the right display cable connector.

  • Gently pull the display cable out of the socket.

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Use a plastic opening tool to lift the retaining flap to disconnect the left display cable connector.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the retaining flap to disconnect the left display cable connector.

  • Gently pull the display cable out of the socket.

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Gently lift the display to detach it from the device.
  • Gently lift the display to detach it from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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