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  • Turn the laptop over and locate the lock and battery release switches. Unlock the battery by changing the switch on the right from locked to unlocked by sliding the switch outward.

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  • Hold the release switch and pull out the battery towards you.

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Image 1/3: Don't worry about breaking it! You will need to forcefully wedge the screwdriver under the plastic, simultaneously pushing upward and forward. Once you have popped this section up, work on pulling the rest of this plastic piece up, working from left to right. Just using your hands to pull upward on the plastic will work. Image 2/3: Don't worry about breaking it! You will need to forcefully wedge the screwdriver under the plastic, simultaneously pushing upward and forward. Once you have popped this section up, work on pulling the rest of this plastic piece up, working from left to right. Just using your hands to pull upward on the plastic will work. Image 3/3: Don't worry about breaking it! You will need to forcefully wedge the screwdriver under the plastic, simultaneously pushing upward and forward. Once you have popped this section up, work on pulling the rest of this plastic piece up, working from left to right. Just using your hands to pull upward on the plastic will work.
  • To start, open the laptop so the display screen is bent fully back with the display facing upward, parallel to the surface you are working on. Using a Phillips #00 (flat-head) screwdriver (or wedge prying tool) above the F1 key, separate the plastic from the body of the laptop.

  • Don't worry about breaking it! You will need to forcefully wedge the screwdriver under the plastic, simultaneously pushing upward and forward. Once you have popped this section up, work on pulling the rest of this plastic piece up, working from left to right. Just using your hands to pull upward on the plastic will work.

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Image 1/3: Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew two 3mm screws located at the top corners of the keyboard. (Labeled in picture 2 in this step section.) Image 2/3: Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew two 3mm screws located at the top corners of the keyboard. (Labeled in picture 2 in this step section.) Image 3/3: Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew two 3mm screws located at the top corners of the keyboard. (Labeled in picture 2 in this step section.)
  • Remove the plastic piece from the body of the laptop so that you can now see the two speakers in each corner.

  • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew two 3mm screws located at the top corners of the keyboard. (Labeled in picture 2 in this step section.)

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Image 1/3: Undo the ribbon that connects the keyboard to the body of the laptop. Image 2/3: Undo the ribbon that connects the keyboard to the body of the laptop. Image 3/3: Undo the ribbon that connects the keyboard to the body of the laptop.
  • Lift the keyboard up carefully.

  • Undo the ribbon that connects the keyboard to the body of the laptop.

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Image 1/3: After removing the screws look to the right side of the laptop. Remove the white wire in the channel found there. To do this you only need to move the wire around the plastic pieces holding it down. Image 2/3: You will also find a connector on the left side of the laptop (indicated in picture two in the square). Pull gently on it to detach it. You may now pull the display completely off. Image 3/3: The eyelet in the circle is a necessary grounding wire for the LCD, when you reattached the hinges to the base you will need to put a screw through this eyelet.
  • Now you need to detach the screen from the rest of the laptop. Start by removing the screws on the hinge (indicated in picture one).

  • After removing the screws look to the right side of the laptop. Remove the white wire in the channel found there. To do this you only need to move the wire around the plastic pieces holding it down.

  • You will also find a connector on the left side of the laptop (indicated in picture two in the square). Pull gently on it to detach it. You may now pull the display completely off.

  • The eyelet in the circle is a necessary grounding wire for the LCD, when you reattached the hinges to the base you will need to put a screw through this eyelet.

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Image 1/3: Note: There may be a rubber pieces covering the screws. You can just pry these off with your screwdriver or your fingernails. Image 2/3: After the screws are removed you can pry the plastic part off. This may require a bit of force, but be careful not to snap the plastic.  Always start in one place and slowly lift around the screen. Image 3/3: After the screws are removed you can pry the plastic part off. This may require a bit of force, but be careful not to snap the plastic.  Always start in one place and slowly lift around the screen.
  • The next step is to remove the plastic from around the display. First you must remove the 5 screws found around the plastic part of the display (indicated in picture 1).

  • Note: There may be a rubber pieces covering the screws. You can just pry these off with your screwdriver or your fingernails.

  • After the screws are removed you can pry the plastic part off. This may require a bit of force, but be careful not to snap the plastic. Always start in one place and slowly lift around the screen.

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Image 1/3: After the screw is removed lift the display up. It should come free easily. You can now replace the LCD with a new one. The assembly is the reverse of the removal. Image 2/3: After the screw is removed lift the display up. It should come free easily. You can now replace the LCD with a new one. The assembly is the reverse of the removal. Image 3/3: After the screw is removed lift the display up. It should come free easily. You can now replace the LCD with a new one. The assembly is the reverse of the removal.
  • The last step is to remove the lcd from the plastic. To do this you must remove one screw found directly below the screen (indicated in picture one).

  • After the screw is removed lift the display up. It should come free easily. You can now replace the LCD with a new one. The assembly is the reverse of the removal.

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Conclusion

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

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