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Introduction

Remove the front display bezel to access components in your display.

Image 1/3: '''Do not''' try to insert the spudger between the thin rubber strip and the plastic face of the front display bezel. Image 2/3: Use the flat end of your spudger to carefully pry the front display bezel away from the adhesive securing it to the rear display bezel. Image 3/3: Do not pry against the fragile glass LCD panel. Also, do not excessively bend the plastic, as it may permanently deform.
  • Insert the flat end of a spudger between the thin rubber strip surrounding the front display bezel and the rear display bezel.

  • Do not try to insert the spudger between the thin rubber strip and the plastic face of the front display bezel.

  • Use the flat end of your spudger to carefully pry the front display bezel away from the adhesive securing it to the rear display bezel.

  • Do not pry against the fragile glass LCD panel. Also, do not excessively bend the plastic, as it may permanently deform.

  • Continue prying until the front display bezel is free along the right side of the display and behind the right clutch hinge.

You can pre-heat with hot-air , but only at 100-120 Celsius , higher temperatures could deform plastic frame . Best practice is unglue part of frame with spudger and preheat just opened part beween bezel and frame .

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Image 1/2: It may be helpful to insert and twist the flat end of your spudger to enlarge the gap between the front & rear display bezels as you work your way around the edge of the display. Image 2/2: Continue separating until the top edge of the front display bezel is free from the display assembly.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the front display bezel off the top edge of the display assembly.

  • It may be helpful to insert and twist the flat end of your spudger to enlarge the gap between the front & rear display bezels as you work your way around the edge of the display.

  • Continue separating until the top edge of the front display bezel is free from the display assembly.

  • Be careful when prying near the iSight camera board, as it has exposed circuitry and is delicate.

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Image 1/2: During reassembly, be sure the small plastic pegs on the front display bezel (shown in red) mate up with the holes in the rear display bezel. Failure to do so will prevent the front display bezel from sitting flush against the rear bezel. Image 2/2: During reassembly, be sure the small plastic pegs on the front display bezel (shown in red) mate up with the holes in the rear display bezel. Failure to do so will prevent the front display bezel from sitting flush against the rear bezel.
  • Use your spudger to pry the left side of the front display bezel away from the display assembly.

  • During reassembly, be sure the small plastic pegs on the front display bezel (shown in red) mate up with the holes in the rear display bezel. Failure to do so will prevent the front display bezel from sitting flush against the rear bezel.

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  • Carefully pry up the front display bezel where it is stuck to the display assembly near the clutch hinges.

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Image 1/1: Be sure to pry up as far away from the LCD as possible, as it extends below the edge of the front display bezel.
  • Slowly work your way across the lower edge of the front display bezel until it is free from the display assembly.

  • Be sure to pry up as far away from the LCD as possible, as it extends below the edge of the front display bezel.

  • When you get about half way across, pry up from the other side of the front display bezel's lower edge to ease the process.

  • Remove the front display bezel from the display assembly.

  • To help the adhesive avoid losing is tackiness, do not excessively handle the adhesive and be sure to keep it clean until you are ready for installation.

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Conclusion

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

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