Introduction

Change out the entire display assembly, including the hinges and plastic casing.

Image 1/1: Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.
  • Turn the keyboard locking screw so that it is parallel to the space bar.

  • Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.

  • Lift the keyboard out by pulling it up and away from you. Rest the keyboard, face down, on top of the track pad.

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Image 1/1: The connector may be tight. Gently rock the connector from side to side while pulling directly upward to free it. You can use this technique on many of the cards and cables you'll be disconnecting.
  • Pull the keyboard ribbon straight up from the logic board. Place the keyboard aside.

  • The connector may be tight. Gently rock the connector from side to side while pulling directly upward to free it. You can use this technique on many of the cards and cables you'll be disconnecting.

  • Make sure you have removed the laptop battery and CD/DVD modules from the expansion bays before proceeding.

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  • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

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Image 1/1: Lift the heat shield up and pull it toward you.
  • Remove the two silver Phillips #1 screws that attach the heat shield to the internal metal framework.

  • Lift the heat shield up and pull it toward you.

On my M7572, these are T9s not Philips.

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  • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

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Image 1/1: Firmly grasp the plastic tab attached to the Airport card and pull up and then to the right.
  • Skip this step if your computer does not have an Airport card installed.

  • Firmly grasp the plastic tab attached to the Airport card and pull up and then to the right.

  • The Airport card is still attached to the antenna cable, so don't just yank it out of the slot.

On mine, the airport card had been put it with the orange ribbon OVER the top, so had to unplug the righthand connector and then plug it back in after (see pic for Step 8)

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  • Disconnect the antenna cable from the Airport card.

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Image 1/1: Remove the battery from its holder by pulling up and to the left.
  • Pull the battery cable directly up from the logic board.

  • Remove the battery from its holder by pulling up and to the left.

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  • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

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Image 1/1: Remove the two T8 Torx screws that attach the heat sink to the processor.
  • Remove the long silver Phillips #1 screw from the heat sink.

  • Remove the two T8 Torx screws that attach the heat sink to the processor.

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Image 1/1: If you need to mount the heat sink back into the laptop, we have a [guide|744|thermal paste guide] that makes replacing the thermal compound easy.
  • Lift the heat sink up from the left side and pull it out.

  • If you need to mount the heat sink back into the laptop, we have a thermal paste guide that makes replacing the thermal compound easy.

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Image 1/1: Some processors may be missing the plastic pull tab. In this case, we suggest using a non-metal tool to gently pry up the processor. Slip the tool's thin edge under the front right corner of the processor and carefully pry it up.
  • Grasp the plastic tab on the processor's right side and pull it directly up.

  • Some processors may be missing the plastic pull tab. In this case, we suggest using a non-metal tool to gently pry up the processor. Slip the tool's thin edge under the front right corner of the processor and carefully pry it up.

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  • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

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Image 1/1: Remove the small black plastic rectangle with four holes.
  • Remove the black Torx screw from the right side of the modem.

  • Remove the small black plastic rectangle with four holes.

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  • Use the tips of your fingers, a spudger, or a flat non-metal tool to get under the modem's edge and pry it up from its socket.

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  • Disconnect the cable from the right side of the modem.

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Image 1/1: Try to grasp the cable on the plastic connector rather than on the flexible cable section.
  • Grasp the orange cable at the left end of the hard drive and disconnect it from the logic board.

  • Try to grasp the cable on the plastic connector rather than on the flexible cable section.

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  • Grasp the plastic tab and pull the hard drive up and to the left, making sure that the metal bracket doesn't catch on the black plastic casing.

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  • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

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Image 1/1: Slip your index finger or a nylon tool under the clutch cover near the power button and pull gently upward until you feel it come free.
  • Push the display back so that it lies flat.

  • Slip your index finger or a nylon tool under the clutch cover near the power button and pull gently upward until you feel it come free.

  • Repeat the previous step on the left side.

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  • Lift the clutch cover up and off, rotating it toward yourself.

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  • Grasp the orange display data cable and disconnect it from the logic board.

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Image 1/1: Grasp the thin display inverter board at its left end; lift up and rotate toward yourself.
  • Remove the single black Torx screw that fastens the display cable to the plastic casing.

  • Grasp the thin display inverter board at its left end; lift up and rotate toward yourself.

  • There are two tabs that hold the display inverter in place; these are what you need to get past in order to pull the board free.

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  • Disconnect the white inverter cable from the right end of the board

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  • Disconnect the inverter plug, pulling directly up from the logic board.

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Image 1/1: Open the port door located at the back of the laptop.
  • Turn the laptop around so that its back faces you.

  • Open the port door located at the back of the laptop.

  • Remove the four black Torx screws.

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  • Returning to the front, pull the black Airport antenna up from its recessed housing.

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  • Hold the display on both sides and pull directly up until its hinges are free of their mounts.

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  • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

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Conclusion

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

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