Introduction

If the LCD is broken or functioning poorly, it will probably need to be replaced.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: Lift the bottom cover off and set aside Image 2/2: Lift the bottom cover off and set aside
  • Remove eight M2.5x8mm Phillips head screws (using Phillips #0 screwdriver) at the specified locations.

  • Lift the bottom cover off and set aside

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Image 1/2: Slide the Hard Drive out of the casing Image 2/2: Be careful when handling the hard drive, rough impacts may cause data loss.
  • Remove the two M2.5x4mm screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver

  • Slide the Hard Drive out of the casing

  • Be careful when handling the hard drive, rough impacts may cause data loss.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the three M2x3mm Phillips head screws shown Image 2/3: At the front edge of the laptop, empty the SD card holder by pressing on the card. This will allow for further disassembly in later steps. Image 3/3: At the front edge of the laptop, empty the SD card holder by pressing on the card. This will allow for further disassembly in later steps.
  • With the laptop's bottom facing up, pull the optical drive release lever back and pull the optical drive out

  • Unscrew the three M2x3mm Phillips head screws shown

  • At the front edge of the laptop, empty the SD card holder by pressing on the card. This will allow for further disassembly in later steps.

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Image 1/2: Remove the wifi cables and the sound connector (3 wires) Image 2/2: Remove the wifi cables and the sound connector (3 wires)
  • Remove the two M2.5x6mm Phillips screws (using Phillips #00 screwdriver).

  • Remove the wifi cables and the sound connector (3 wires)

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Image 1/1: Turn the laptop right side up and pry the keyboard up slowly, until it is clear of the case.
  • Open the laptop hinge, tip the laptop onto its side, and use the back end of the screwdriver to push the keyboard out from the optical drive area.

  • Turn the laptop right side up and pry the keyboard up slowly, until it is clear of the case.

  • Be careful of the ribbon cable when removing the keyboard. It is still attached.

  • Detach the ribbon cables by opening the specified latches.

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Image 1/3: Turn the laptop upside down and remove the M2.5x8mm screw with Phillips #0 screwdriver Image 2/3: Turn the laptop on its side and pry the bottom from the top. Image 3/3: Only partially remove the palm rest, there is still a ribbon cable attached underneath it.
  • Detach the ribbon cables by opening the specified latches.

  • Turn the laptop upside down and remove the M2.5x8mm screw with Phillips #0 screwdriver

  • Turn the laptop on its side and pry the bottom from the top.

  • Only partially remove the palm rest, there is still a ribbon cable attached underneath it.

  • Remove the ribbon cable by opening its respective latch.

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Image 1/3: Flip the laptop over, and remove the specified cables. Image 2/3: Remove the two M2.5x4mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver Image 3/3: Remove the motherboard with hands.
  • Remove the specified cable on top of the motherboard

  • Flip the laptop over, and remove the specified cables.

  • Remove the two M2.5x4mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver

  • Remove the motherboard with hands.

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Image 1/1: Pull LCD assembly away from main frame.
  • Detach LCD assembly by unscrewing four M2.5x4mm Phillips Screws. (Two on each side).

  • Pull LCD assembly away from main frame.

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Image 1/2: One tab is in the bottom left corner  and one is in the bottom right corner. Symmetrical locations. Image 2/2: Using a #0 phillips screwdriver, unscrew two silver M2.5x4mm screws.
  • Using a flat head screwdriver, wedge out two plastic tabs to reveal the screws.

    • One tab is in the bottom left corner and one is in the bottom right corner. Symmetrical locations.

  • Using a #0 phillips screwdriver, unscrew two silver M2.5x4mm screws.

    • These are located underneath the previously removed plastic tabs.

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Image 1/3: Place fingers to the inside of the bezel. Separate the bezel by pulling it away from the back cover. Pull until one side has been lifted. Image 2/3: Use the same technique to separate all remaining sides of the bezel. Image 3/3: Starting at one corner and making your way around, make sure the bezel is completely unattached from the back cover.
  • Unclip two latches, one in each bottom corner. They are located below the screws previously removed.

  • Place fingers to the inside of the bezel. Separate the bezel by pulling it away from the back cover. Pull until one side has been lifted.

  • Use the same technique to separate all remaining sides of the bezel.

  • Starting at one corner and making your way around, make sure the bezel is completely unattached from the back cover.

  • Completely remove bezel from LCD screen and back cover.

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Image 1/2: These are the designated screws. Image 2/2: These are the designated screws.
  • Unscrew the four M2.5x4mm Phillips screws at the designated locations. (One screw is located in each corner).

    • These are the designated screws.

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Image 1/3: On back of the LCD screen, locate the protective tape in the bottom right corner. Peel off the tape to reveal a latch with a connector cable. Image 2/3: Flip the latch so that the connector cable can be removed. Remove the connector cable by pulling downwards. Image 3/3: The old LCD is now completely disconnected and you are ready to install a new LCD screen.
  • Gently lift the LCD screen and flip it over.

  • On back of the LCD screen, locate the protective tape in the bottom right corner. Peel off the tape to reveal a latch with a connector cable.

  • Flip the latch so that the connector cable can be removed. Remove the connector cable by pulling downwards.

  • The old LCD is now completely disconnected and you are ready to install a new LCD screen.

What are the cables on the right side for? Mine broke and my laptop is stuck on the splash screen

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Conclusion

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

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