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Introduction

This guide will illustrate a step by step process to replace the display on the Samsung Chromebook 3 XE500C13-K02US. You will need to remove the bottom case and battery prior to replacing the display.

  1. Place the laptop back cover facing up to expose the screws. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove nine 4.6mm screws from the back casing.
    • Place the laptop back cover facing up to expose the screws.

    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove nine 4.6mm screws from the back casing.

  2. Use an iFixit opening tool to wedge in between the case and body of the laptop. Once the tool is wedged in between the case and laptop, slide it around the entire laptop's edge to disengage the retaining clips.
    • Use an iFixit opening tool to wedge in between the case and body of the laptop.

    • Once the tool is wedged in between the case and laptop, slide it around the entire laptop's edge to disengage the retaining clips.

    • You should hear a popping sound as you slide the iFixit opening tool around the laptop.

  3. Remove the cover exposing the inside of the laptop. Remove the cover exposing the inside of the laptop.
    • Remove the cover exposing the inside of the laptop.

  4. Remove the four 4.6mm screws with the Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the four 4.6mm screws with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four 4.6mm screws with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  5. Use the spudger to pry underneath the cable and gently lift the connector up. Use the spudger to pry underneath the cable and gently lift the connector up. Use the spudger to pry underneath the cable and gently lift the connector up.
    • Use the spudger to pry underneath the cable and gently lift the connector up.

  6. Lift the battery up and out of the case.
    • Lift the battery up and out of the case.

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  8. Use the spudger to lift the hinge locking the gold colored display cable in place. Slide the cable out to remove it from the motherboard. Slide the cable out to remove it from the motherboard.
    • Use the spudger to lift the hinge locking the gold colored display cable in place.

    • Slide the cable out to remove it from the motherboard.

  9. Using the spudger, lift the adhesive securing the wireless card antenna wires. Lift the white and black antenna wires with the spudger. Lift the white and black antenna wires with the spudger.
    • Using the spudger, lift the adhesive securing the wireless card antenna wires.

    • Lift the white and black antenna wires with the spudger.

  10. Remove the four 4.6mm screws from the display mounts using a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the four 4.6mm screws from the display mounts using a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the four 4.6mm screws from the display mounts using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four 4.6mm screws from the display mounts using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  11. Once the hinge screws have been removed, open the laptop. The laptop bottom will separate from the  screen once you open it a certain amount. The laptop bottom will separate from the  screen once you open it a certain amount.
    • Once the hinge screws have been removed, open the laptop.

    • The laptop bottom will separate from the screen once you open it a certain amount.

  12. Use the iFixit opening tool to pry in between the bezel and screen. You will hear a snapping sound as you work your way around the bezel with the iFixit opening tool. You will hear a snapping sound as you work your way around the bezel with the iFixit opening tool.
    • Use the iFixit opening tool to pry in between the bezel and screen.

    • You will hear a snapping sound as you work your way around the bezel with the iFixit opening tool.

  13. Remove the four 4.6mm screws from the display mounts using a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the four 4.6mm screws from the display mounts using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four 4.6mm screws from the display mounts using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  14. Using the spudger, lift the adhesive tape holding the display cable. Using the spudger, lift the adhesive tape holding the display cable.
    • Using the spudger, lift the adhesive tape holding the display cable.

  15. Gently lift the panel up and fold it over to expose the display cable on the backside of the display. Gently lift the panel up and fold it over to expose the display cable on the backside of the display. Gently lift the panel up and fold it over to expose the display cable on the backside of the display.
    • Gently lift the panel up and fold it over to expose the display cable on the backside of the display.

  16. Use the spudger, lift the hinge locking the gold colored display cable in place. Pull the cable away from you to slide it out of the monitor. Be gentle around the display circuit board. It is labeled "Do not touch."
    • Use the spudger, lift the hinge locking the gold colored display cable in place.

    • Pull the cable away from you to slide it out of the monitor.

    • Be gentle around the display circuit board. It is labeled "Do not touch."

  17. Once the display cable has been removed, lift the screen up and out of the case.
    • Once the display cable has been removed, lift the screen up and out of the case.

Conclusion

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

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