Introduction

The laptop screen is one of the most important parts of the laptop. If its screen is damaged, it can impair your usage of your laptop. Replacing the screen can fix any visual problems you have.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Flip the laptop so that the bottom is facing upwards.
  • Turn the laptop off to prevent the possibility of electric shock or damage to the computer.

  • Flip the laptop so that the bottom is facing upwards.

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  • Slide the battery lock switch to the left.

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  • Pull the sliding switch to the right and continue to hold it in this position.

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Image 1/1: You do not need to hold the switch when putting the battery back into the laptop.
  • While holding the switch, slide the battery away from you.

  • You do not need to hold the switch when putting the battery back into the laptop.

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  • Remove the two circled 4mm screws with a J1 screwdriver.

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  • Remove the two circled 5mm screws with a J1 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Repeat on opposite side of laptop. Image 2/2: The panel may be difficult to remove.
  • Use a spudger to pry up the plastic panel between the keyboard the screen.

  • Repeat on opposite side of laptop.

  • The panel may be difficult to remove.

  • Tilt the laptop's screen back.

  • Lift the panel and remove it from the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Unclip the keyboard from the laptop by lifting it. Image 2/2: Slide the keyboard slightly towards the screen.
  • There is a ribbon cable underneath the keyboard. Don't lift the keyboard too forcefully or you may break the ribbon cable.

  • Unclip the keyboard from the laptop by lifting it.

  • Slide the keyboard slightly towards the screen.

  • Lift the keyboard out of the way.

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Image 1/1: To reinstall the cable, hold it near the end and push it straight into the connector, being careful not to kink the cable.
  • Pull the ribbon cable straight out of the connector.

  • To reinstall the cable, hold it near the end and push it straight into the connector, being careful not to kink the cable.

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  • Remove the two circled 5mm screws with a J1 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Lift the panel and remove it from the laptop. Image 2/2: Lift the panel and remove it from the laptop.
  • Unscrew the two circled screws with a J1 screwdriver. The screws will remain attached to the plastic panel.

  • Lift the panel and remove it from the laptop.

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Image 1/3: To reinstall, hold the connectors in place and gently press them straight down. The connectors “snap” into their sockets much like the metal snaps on a jacket. Image 2/3: To reinstall, hold the connectors in place and gently press them straight down. The connectors “snap” into their sockets much like the metal snaps on a jacket. Image 3/3: To reinstall, hold the connectors in place and gently press them straight down. The connectors “snap” into their sockets much like the metal snaps on a jacket.
  • Gently lift and detach the grey and black antennae cables that are attached to the blue circuitboard.

  • To reinstall, hold the connectors in place and gently press them straight down. The connectors “snap” into their sockets much like the metal snaps on a jacket.

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Image 1/1: Pull the black and grey cables out of the laptop, towards the laptop screen.
  • Flip the laptop over.

  • Pull the black and grey cables out of the laptop, towards the laptop screen.

  • The cables are connected to the screen.

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  • Detach the black cable from the computer by pulling it to the right.

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  • Lift the screen away from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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