Replacing the screen isn't so much difficult as a lengthy process. There will be a lot of screws removed and a lot of parts coming off, so keep track of everything.

  1. Place the monitor face down on a clean, flat surface.
    • Place the monitor face down on a clean, flat surface.

  2. Firmly remove the back panel of the stand by pulling it up and away from the monitor.
    • Firmly remove the back panel of the stand by pulling it up and away from the monitor.

    • Unscrew the two 6mm Phillips PH2 screws to detach the stand enclosure from the stand.

    • Firmly grasp the stand enclosure with your hand and slide it to base of stand.

    • Unscrew the two 14.5mm Phillips PH2 screws holding the stand to the monitor.

    • Lift the the stand straight up to remove it.

    • Place the monitor screen face up.

    • Pull the frame off by placing your fingers on the inside of the frame and pulling out and up, the frame should snap off.

    • Continue your way around the screen.

    • Unscrew the two 7mm screws from the bottom of the button assembly.

    • Do not pull the button assembly out too quickly or with too much force! Damage to the wires can occur.

    • Pull the button assembly out a few inches and unplug the colored cables.

    • Unscrew the gold colored 7mm Phillips PH000 screw holding the button assembly to the monitor.

    • Remove the button assembly from the monitor.

    • With the monitor face-down, unscrew the 5 7mm Phillips PH2 screws around the outside of the enclosure.

    • Unscrew the 2 14.5mm Phillips PH2 screws located on the raised center of the enclosure.

    • Carefully pull the enclosure off the monitor.

    • Unscrew the 10 5mm Philips PH2 screws holding the metal casing to the monitor.

    • Pull the the metal casing off of the monitor to reveal the motherboards.

    • Unplug the pink and light blue attachments from the side of the brown board by pulling up on the tabs and gently pulling the cord out.

    • Label where the plugs go.

    • Unplug the 3 multicolored cables from the blue board by gently wiggling them back and forth while pulling up.

    • Unscrew the 4 5mm Phillips PH2 screws on the sides of the monitor.

    • Begin opening the enclosure by slowing pulling up on back panel of the monitor.

    • The enclosure should still be attached by a cable; this cable is held down by tape. Remove this tape.

    • Unplug the cable from the screen. It is still attached by a fragile black belt.

    • Use a spudger to break the black ceramic belt to free the screen from the rest, allowing it to be replaced.


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

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