Introduction

This guide will go through the steps needed to install a new LCD panel. It's a fairly quick procedure, but it does require some care as it involves very delicate components and short wires that aren't immediately visible. This should be a fairly easy repair if you take it slowly and don't move anything around too roughly—displays are delicate components! Good luck!

  1. Turn the computer over onto its back.
    • Turn the computer over onto its back.

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  2. Slide the lock on the left side to the unlock position.
    • Slide the lock on the left side to the unlock position.

    • Slide the lock on the right side to the unlock position until there is a clicking sound.

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    • Remove the battery by sliding it out while both locks remain in the unlock position.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to unsnap the right hand side speaker cover.

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    • Remove the rest of the cover by sliding it to the right and lifting the right edge.

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    • Remove all eight plastic circular covers on the plastic screen bezel.

    • Only seven of these plastic covers will contain screws underneath.

    • Unscrew all seven screws with a Phillips head #000 screwdriver.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to separate the screen bezel from the rest of the case.

    • Pull at the top edge of the LCD to separate it from the top part of the case.

    • Only separate the casing and the LCD by an inch—there are still wires connecting them.

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    • Use a Phillips #000 to unscrew the one 2.8 mm fine thread screw holding the wire connected to the right face of the LCD.

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    • Flip the LCD over onto the back.

    • Gently pull the connection on the corner of the LCD to disconnect.

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    • Remove the tape connecting LCD to the inverter.

    • Use tweezers to remove the LCD cable from the inverter.

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Conclusion

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

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