Introduction

This guide will take you through the steps of removing the touchscreen.

Locate the bay door for the battery on the left side of the laptop.
  • Locate the bay door for the battery on the left side of the laptop.

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Slide the latch to the right and then down to unlock it. Pull out the battery.
  • Slide the latch to the right and then down to unlock it.

  • Pull out the battery.

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Remove the four hinge screws from the back of the computer.
  • Remove the four hinge screws from the back of the computer.

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Open the laptop and remove the four indicated screws with a Phillips size 0 screwdriver. Pry off the plastic strip which was previously held in place by the screws.
  • Open the laptop and remove the four indicated screws with a Phillips size 0 screwdriver.

  • Pry off the plastic strip which was previously held in place by the screws.

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Remove the four hinge screws to allow the hinges to rotate up and move.
  • Remove the four hinge screws to allow the hinges to rotate up and move.

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Remove 16 screws from the top of the closed laptop.
  • Remove 16 screws from the top of the closed laptop.

    • 12 Phillips size 1 screws

    • 2 Phillips size 0 screws

    • 2 Torx size 6 screws (T6)

I found that the Torx screw on my model to be T8.

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Is the touchscreen & the LCD 1 piece? or are they separate?

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Gently break the adhesive seal between the front and rear display cases with a plastic opening tool.
  • Gently break the adhesive seal between the front and rear display cases with a plastic opening tool.

    • You will need to reapply the silicon adhesive during reassembly to ensure watertight seal.

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Pull the top halve of the casing up revealing the inside of the screen
  • Pull the top halve of the casing up revealing the inside of the screen

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The top half of the case can be removed by sliding the tabs out from under the hinges. This makes unplugging the screen wiring much easier
  • The top half of the case can be removed by sliding the tabs out from under the hinges.

    • This makes unplugging the screen wiring much easier

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There are 4 wires that need to be unplugged to remove the screen.
  • There are 4 wires that need to be unplugged to remove the screen.

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For the first wire, peel back the silver cover tape to reveal the connection.
  • For the first wire, peel back the silver cover tape to reveal the connection.

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Pull the wiring away from the connection to release it.
  • Pull the wiring away from the connection to release it.

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Remove the 3 strips of black tape as shown to reveal connections 2 and 3.
  • Remove the 3 strips of black tape as shown to reveal connections 2 and 3.

  • Pull the wiring for each away from the connections to remove.

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The 4th connection is already visible.
  • The 4th connection is already visible.

    • Depending on your model it might not be plugged into anything. If it is, remove it the same way the other 3 connections were removed.

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Using a plastic opening tool, lift the screen as shown from the case and pull free. Using a plastic opening tool, lift the screen as shown from the case and pull free.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, lift the screen as shown from the case and pull free.

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Conclusion

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

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