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Introduction

Use this guide to replace a broken LCD in your ThinkPad 13 Chromebook, or upgrade the HD display to a FHD display on an entry-level model.

Parts

  1. Before proceeding, unplug and power down your ThinkPad. Close the display and lay it on a soft surface, top-side down. Use a Size 0 Philips screwdriver to loosen the  nine screws on the bottom of the case. They will not come out entirely, but you will feel when they are loose enough.
    • Before proceeding, unplug and power down your ThinkPad. Close the display and lay it on a soft surface, top-side down.

    • Use a Size 0 Philips screwdriver to loosen the nine screws on the bottom of the case. They will not come out entirely, but you will feel when they are loose enough.

    • You will need to remove the rubber pads from the bottom three screws using a pair of tweezers.

  2. Insert an opening pick into the space between the lower case and the chassis.
    • Insert an opening pick into the space between the lower case and the chassis.

    • Slide the opening pick around the case, pushing inward to release the clips securing the lower case. You should feel and hear the clip pop free.

  3. When all the clips have been released, you should be able to easily remove the lower case.
    • When all the clips have been released, you should be able to easily remove the lower case.

    • If you feel resistance when lifting the case, ensure all the clips have been released and all the screws are adequately loosened.

  4. Use a spudger or other plastic tool to push the battery connector in the direction of the arrow, removing it from its socket.
    • Use a spudger or other plastic tool to push the battery connector in the direction of the arrow, removing it from its socket.

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  6. Remove the four screws securing the battery to the upper case.
    • Remove the four screws securing the battery to the upper case.

  7. Lift the battery out of the upper case.
    • Lift the battery out of the upper case.

  8. Before proceeding, unplug and power down your ThinkPad. Set your computer to face you, with the screen open. Use the plastic opening tool to pull the panel forward and release it from the display assembly.
    • Before proceeding, unplug and power down your ThinkPad. Set your computer to face you, with the screen open.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to pull the panel forward and release it from the display assembly.

    • You may need a little help from your fingers for the thicker bottom bezel.

    • Be careful not to put pressure on the LCD itself, as it could damage the display.

  9. Open the laptop completely to 180 degrees and lay it flat.
    • Open the laptop completely to 180 degrees and lay it flat.

    • Remove the four screws that secure the LCD panel to the plastic. Do not confuse these for the screws securing the hinge to the display assembly.

  10. Carefully separate the LCD panel from the plastic cover. and lower the screen onto the keys. Carefully separate the LCD panel from the plastic cover. and lower the screen onto the keys.
    • Carefully separate the LCD panel from the plastic cover. and lower the screen onto the keys.

  11. Peel off the sticker securing the display cable to the LCD panel. Using the flat end of a spudger, lift the cable lock and gently remove the display cable from the LCD panel.
    • Peel off the sticker securing the display cable to the LCD panel.

    • Using the flat end of a spudger, lift the cable lock and gently remove the display cable from the LCD panel.

    • Be very gentle removing this cable, as it is quite delicate.

  12. Remove the LCD panel.
    • Remove the LCD panel.

Conclusion

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

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