Toshiba Satellite L45-S7423 LCD Display Replacement

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This guide demonstrates to the user how to remove and install the LCD display for the Toshiba Satellite L45-S7423.

  • Author: Stephen Sippel
  • Time required: 15 to 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

The LCD display can be easily separated from the laptop body to allow for replacement if it is damaged or functioning improperly.

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Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

  • Make sure the battery lock switch is switched to the unlocked position.

    • The battery is unlocked when the battery lock switch is slid to the side with an image of an unlocked lock.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Slide the battery release switch to the left.

  • The switch is spring loaded, so you must hold the switch in place while removing the battery.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Using a finger, lift up the battery.

  • The battery release switch must be held in place.

Edit Step 4 Bottom Access Panel  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4 Bottom Access Panel  ¶ 

  • Remove the 5 Phillips screws holding the panel in place.

  • These screws are permanently fastened to the panel; they are designed to be removed only partially to avoid loss.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Use a finger to remove the panel by lifting up on the provided removal tab.

Edit Step 6 LCD Display  ¶ 

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Edit Step 6 LCD Display  ¶ 

  • Remove the Phillips screw holding the panel in place and then use a finger to remove the panel.

  • This screw is not designed to be completely removed, it is permanently fastened to the panel to avoid loss.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • With the aid of a plastic removal, disconnect the two wires attached to the wireless card.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

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Edit Step 8  ¶ 

  • Remove the yellow tape holding the black and the white wires in place.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

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Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • Unwind the wires from the plastic tabs holding the wires in place.

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

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Edit Step 10  ¶ 

  • Remove the screw holding the ground cable in place.

    • One 4.5 mm Phillips screw.

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

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Edit Step 11  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the video cable connecting the display to the base of the laptop.

Edit Step 12  ¶ 

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Edit Step 12  ¶ 

  • Pop off the laptop's hinge covers using a spudger tool.

  • Only a small amount of force is required. Excessive force may permanently damage the hinge covers.

Edit Step 13  ¶ 

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Edit Step 13  ¶ 

  • Remove the two screws on the back side of the laptop holding the LCD display in place.

    • Two 8.5 mm Phillips screws.

Edit Step 14  ¶ 

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Edit Step 14  ¶ 

  • Remove the final two screws on the bottom side of the laptop holding the LCD display in place.

    • Two 8.5 mm Phillips screws.

Edit Step 15  ¶ 

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Edit Step 15  ¶ 

  • Carefully pull apart the LCD display from the base by pulling vertically upwards on the display.

  • Be careful as you remove the display not to pull too hard on the cables as they pass through the opening.

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

For more information, check out the Toshiba Satellite L45-S7423 device page.

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