Introduction

This guide will outline the proper procedure for removal of the display assembly. Exercise caution while removing and handling the assembly and its components, as they can easily scratch. Remember to turn the laptop off prior to starting.

Image 1/1: Remove the ten 3.3 mm screws from the base cover using the T5 Torx screwdriver.
  • Before opening your laptop, make sure it is powered off.

  • Remove the ten 3.3 mm screws from the base cover using the T5 Torx screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Slowly go around the entire perimeter of the computer until all edges are loose.
  • Slide the plastic opening tool between the base cover and the frame to pry open the computer.

  • Slowly go around the entire perimeter of the computer until all edges are loose.

  • Make sure the plastic opening tool doesn't go too far into the device.

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  • Remove the panel and place it in a safe location.

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  • Remove the six 3.5 mm screws surrounding the battery using the Phillips 00 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: It is helpful to lift and hold the battery as shown and wiggle it out from the connector.
  • Remove the battery.

  • It is helpful to lift and hold the battery as shown and wiggle it out from the connector.

If you have the right tools, this is really straightforward to do. Took me about 10 minutes. The instructions are very accurate.

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  • Remove the four 4 mm screws using the Phillips 00 screwdriver.

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  • Using the plastic opening tool, flip open tab as shown.

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Image 1/3: Flip open the ribbon connecting tab. Image 2/3: Carefully lift the ribbon connector from its adhesive. Image 3/3: Carefully lift the ribbon connector from its adhesive.
  • Remove the adhesive tape.

  • Flip open the ribbon connecting tab.

  • Carefully lift the ribbon connector from its adhesive.

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Image 1/2: Use the plastic opening tool to remove the cables. Image 2/2: Be careful of other cables.
  • Remove the speaker and set it on the side.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the cables.

  • Be careful of other cables.

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Image 1/2: Lift both speakers carefully. Image 2/2: Lift both speakers carefully.
  • Removing the other speaker by unwinding cables.

  • Lift both speakers carefully.

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Image 1/2: Ribbon connectors can be fragile, so be gentle when disconnecting them. Image 2/2: Ribbon connectors can be fragile, so be gentle when disconnecting them.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to flip open the tab on each ribbon connector as shown.

  • Ribbon connectors can be fragile, so be gentle when disconnecting them.

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  • Remove the three indicated 3.5 mm screws using the Philips 00 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: If this is the side that was not working, then follow the steps backwards from here to put it back together.
  • Remove the USB assembly.

  • If this is the side that was not working, then follow the steps backwards from here to put it back together.

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  • On the other side of the laptop, remove the two 3.5 mm screws using the Philips 00 screwdriver.

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  • Remove the two 2.5 mm screws using the Philips 00 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Exercise caution.  Cable holders will break if lifted too far.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to lift the metal cable holders.

  • Exercise caution. Cable holders will break if lifted too far.

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  • Lift the USB port up and use the plastic opening tool to loop the wires around the USB port.

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  • Remove the USB assembly using the plastic opening tool.

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Image 1/1: Be careful with the connectors on the WiFi card as they are fragile.
  • Disconnect the WiFi card from the USB assembly.

  • Be careful with the connectors on the WiFi card as they are fragile.

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Image 1/1: Be careful when pulling out the cable.
  • Pull the second USB hub off.

  • Be careful when pulling out the cable.

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Image 1/1: Remove the 2.5mm screw using the Philips 00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the four 2mm screws using the Philips 00 screwdriver.

  • Remove the 2.5mm screw using the Philips 00 screwdriver.

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  • Open the three ribbon connecting tabs.

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Image 1/2: Be careful lifting the board. Image 2/2: Open the pin connector.
  • Lift the board with the plastic opening tool.

  • Be careful lifting the board.

  • Open the pin connector.

  • Do not lift the board completely so as not to pull the ribbon connector.

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Image 1/2: Lay the laptop as shown. Image 2/2: Lay the laptop as shown.
  • Remove the ten 3.5mm screws using the Philips 00 screwdriver.

  • Lay the laptop as shown.

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Image 1/2: Lift slowly and carefully. The cover is very fragile. Image 2/2: Lift slowly and carefully. The cover is very fragile.
  • Use a spudger to lift the screw cover.

  • Lift slowly and carefully. The cover is very fragile.

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  • Remove the eight 2mm screws using the Philips 00 screw driver.

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Image 1/2: Do not insert the plastic opener too far in. Image 2/2: Slowly go around the perimeter of the screen to loosen all fasteners.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to lift the screen cover from the screen assembly.

  • Do not insert the plastic opener too far in.

  • Slowly go around the perimeter of the screen to loosen all fasteners.

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Image 1/2: Be careful pulling off the assembly as to not rip the ribbon connector shown. Image 2/2: Be careful pulling off the assembly as to not rip the ribbon connector shown.
  • Unclip the display assembly by sliding the display down, towards the lower edge of the upper case component. The clips will disengage and you will be able to lift the assembly out easily.

  • Be careful pulling off the assembly as to not rip the ribbon connector shown.

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Conclusion

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

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