Introduction

This guide will teach you how to get your laptop apart and replace it with a new screen. To put your laptop back together just follow the steps in reverse. Remember to make sure to keep track of your screws!

Image 1/3: Find the battery compartment. Image 2/3: Slide the left slider which is just beneath the battery compartment into its leftmost position. Image 3/3: Slide the left slider which is just beneath the battery compartment into its leftmost position.
  • Close the laptop and turn it over so that the base is facing upwards and the spine is facing away from you.

  • Find the battery compartment.

  • Slide the left slider which is just beneath the battery compartment into its leftmost position.

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Image 1/3: Do not touch the gold nodes inside the compartment. Image 2/3: Do not touch the gold nodes inside the compartment. Image 3/3: Do not touch the gold nodes inside the compartment.
  • Slide and hold the right slider into its rightmost position. Lift the battery out of the compartment.

  • Do not touch the gold nodes inside the compartment.

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Image 1/3: Find the strip just above the keyboard and locate the gaps behind the F1, F8, and Insert keys. Image 2/3: Remove the strip by sticking your plastic opening tool into these gaps in order, and pulling up. Image 3/3: Remove the strip by sticking your plastic opening tool into these gaps in order, and pulling up.
  • Place laptop right side up on a flat and clean surface. Open the laptop.

  • Find the strip just above the keyboard and locate the gaps behind the F1, F8, and Insert keys.

  • Remove the strip by sticking your plastic opening tool into these gaps in order, and pulling up.

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Image 1/2: Remove screws. Image 2/2: Remove screws.
  • Locate the two 2.3mm Phillips #1 screws at the top of the keyboard that attaches the keyboard to the frame behind it.

  • Remove screws.

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Image 1/3: Use a plastic opening tool to press the key board's tab downward, until the key board is released. Image 2/3: Use a plastic opening tool to press the key board's tab downward, until the key board is released. Image 3/3: Use a plastic opening tool to press the key board's tab downward, until the key board is released.
  • Find the latch above the F8 key that overlaps the keyboard.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to press the key board's tab downward, until the key board is released.

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Image 1/2: CAUTION: Do not pull it out all the way yet. It is still attached to the laptop by a cable. Image 2/2: CAUTION: Do not pull it out all the way yet. It is still attached to the laptop by a cable.
  • Pull the keyboard out by shifting it forward towards the screen and pulling up.

  • CAUTION: Do not pull it out all the way yet. It is still attached to the laptop by a cable.

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Image 1/3: Using a pair of tweezers, pull the black tabs on both sides of the cable connector towards the screen until the cable can be pulled out easily. Image 2/3: Pull out the cable and completely remove the keyboard. Image 3/3: Pull out the cable and completely remove the keyboard.
  • Find the ribbon cable that connects the keyboard to the laptop. Look for the black tabs on both sides of cable at the laptop end of the cable.

  • Using a pair of tweezers, pull the black tabs on both sides of the cable connector towards the screen until the cable can be pulled out easily.

  • Pull out the cable and completely remove the keyboard.

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Image 1/3: Remove nineteen 8mm Phillips #1 screws, labeled with "F8." Image 2/3: Locate and Remove two "f4" screws as well. Image 3/3: Locate and Remove two "f4" screws as well.
  • Close the lid and flip the laptop over so that the bottom side is facing you.

  • Remove nineteen 8mm Phillips #1 screws, labeled with "F8."

  • Locate and Remove two "f4" screws as well.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the two Phillips #1 screws and lift the lid up. Image 2/3: Note that these two screws do not detach from lid. Image 3/3: Note that these two screws do not detach from lid.
  • Locate the RAM compartment.

  • Unscrew the two Phillips #1 screws and lift the lid up.

    • Note that these two screws do not detach from lid.

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  • Unscrew the two 8mm Phillips #1 screws inside the RAM compartment.

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  • Remove the three 3mm Phillips #1 screws inside the battery compartment.

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Image 1/2: Make sure all the screws are cleared off the device before you flip the device over. Image 2/2: Remove the four 8mm Phillips #1 screws in the slot where the keyboard sat.
  • Turn computer over and open lid.

  • Make sure all the screws are cleared off the device before you flip the device over.

  • Remove the four 8mm Phillips #1 screws in the slot where the keyboard sat.

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Image 1/3: Use tweezers to carefully disconnect the cable. Image 2/3: Use tweezers to carefully disconnect the cable. Image 3/3: Use tweezers to carefully disconnect the cable.
  • Locate the speaker cables near the top right corner.

  • Use tweezers to carefully disconnect the cable.

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Image 1/2: Gently pull it out to the left. Image 2/2: Gently pull it out to the left.
  • Locate the cable on the bottom left hand corner of keyboard slot.

  • Gently pull it out to the left.

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Image 1/2: Using tweezers, pull tabs on either side, toward the screen, and pull the cable out of socket. Image 2/2: Using tweezers, pull tabs on either side, toward the screen, and pull the cable out of socket.
  • Locate the cable at the top of the frame.

  • Using tweezers, pull tabs on either side, toward the screen, and pull the cable out of socket.

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Image 1/3: Using tweezers, pull tabs out to the left, and pull cable out of socket. Image 2/3: Using tweezers, pull tabs out to the left, and pull cable out of socket. Image 3/3: Using tweezers, pull tabs out to the left, and pull cable out of socket.
  • Locate another ribbon cable at the lower center of the keyboard slot.

  • Using tweezers, pull tabs out to the left, and pull cable out of socket.

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Image 1/3: The black lip on the front of the laptop is part of the top silver frame. Image 2/3: Lift frame away from laptop. Image 3/3: Lift frame away from laptop.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, insert into slit around laptop and separate the silver frame from black bottom.

  • The black lip on the front of the laptop is part of the top silver frame.

  • Lift frame away from laptop.

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Image 1/1: Remove the following screws from the fan encasement:
  • Locate the fan in the top left hand corner of the inside of the laptop.

  • Remove the following screws from the fan encasement:

    • Two 12 mm Phillips #1 screws

    • Two 2.3 mm Phillips #1 screws.

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Image 1/3: Disconnect cable by pulling the black end to the left so that it detaches from the white plastic piece. Image 2/3: Disconnect cable by pulling the black end to the left so that it detaches from the white plastic piece. Image 3/3: Disconnect cable by pulling the black end to the left so that it detaches from the white plastic piece.
  • Pull away gray flat cable from the fan so that it is no longer stuck to the fan's surface.

  • Disconnect cable by pulling the black end to the left so that it detaches from the white plastic piece.

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  • Using tweezers, disconnect power cable by gently pulling white end straight away from its socket.

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Image 1/2: Pull out any dust or use a pressurized air duster to clean the fan. Image 2/2: Pull out any dust or use a pressurized air duster to clean the fan.
  • Lift fan up out of laptop.

  • Pull out any dust or use a pressurized air duster to clean the fan.

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Image 1/3: Using a Phillips screwdriver you may unscrew and remove the screws located directly under the the rubber bumper pads. Remember to keep track of the removed screws! Image 2/3: Using a Phillips screwdriver you may unscrew and remove the screws located directly under the the rubber bumper pads. Remember to keep track of the removed screws! Image 3/3: Using a Phillips screwdriver you may unscrew and remove the screws located directly under the the rubber bumper pads. Remember to keep track of the removed screws!
  • Begin by carefully removing the rubber bumper pads located at each corner of the plastic screen casing.

  • Using a Phillips screwdriver you may unscrew and remove the screws located directly under the the rubber bumper pads. Remember to keep track of the removed screws!

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Image 1/3: Next, carefully pry the screen casing from the monitor's hinge to remove the plastic casing. Image 2/3: Last, locate the (6) six screws located on either side of the compuet screen and remove. Image 3/3: Last, locate the (6) six screws located on either side of the compuet screen and remove.
  • Once the screws are removed using a plastic opening tool gently pry the plastic screen casing apart.

  • Next, carefully pry the screen casing from the monitor's hinge to remove the plastic casing.

  • Last, locate the (6) six screws located on either side of the compuet screen and remove.

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Image 1/2: Detach tape that is over the screens connection to the laptop, and detach connection with tweezers by pulling back Image 2/2: Disconnect blue wire near the base of the screen with tweezers, by pulling it straight out
  • Gently place screen face down on laptops hardware

  • Detach tape that is over the screens connection to the laptop, and detach connection with tweezers by pulling back

  • Disconnect blue wire near the base of the screen with tweezers, by pulling it straight out

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Conclusion

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

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