Introduction

The LCD display can be easily separated from the laptop body to allow for replacement if it is damaged or functioning improperly.

Make sure the battery lock switch is switched to the unlocked position. The battery is unlocked when the battery lock switch is slid to the side with an image of an unlocked lock. The battery is unlocked when the battery lock switch is slid to the side with an image of an unlocked lock.
  • Make sure the battery lock switch is switched to the unlocked position.

    • The battery is unlocked when the battery lock switch is slid to the side with an image of an unlocked lock.

Slide the battery release switch to the left. The switch is spring loaded, so you must hold the switch in place while removing the battery.
  • Slide the battery release switch to the left.

  • The switch is spring loaded, so you must hold the switch in place while removing the battery.

Using a finger, lift up the battery. The battery release switch must be held in place.
  • Using a finger, lift up the battery.

  • The battery release switch must be held in place.

Remove the 5 Phillips screws holding the panel in place. These screws are permanently fastened to the panel; they are designed to be removed only partially to avoid loss. These screws are permanently fastened to the panel; they are designed to be removed only partially to avoid loss.
  • Remove the 5 Phillips screws holding the panel in place.

  • These screws are permanently fastened to the panel; they are designed to be removed only partially to avoid loss.

Use a finger to remove the panel by lifting up on the provided removal tab. Use a finger to remove the panel by lifting up on the provided removal tab. Use a finger to remove the panel by lifting up on the provided removal tab.
  • Use a finger to remove the panel by lifting up on the provided removal tab.

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Remove the Phillips screw holding the panel in place and then use a finger to remove the panel. This screw is not designed to be completely removed, it is permanently fastened to the panel to avoid loss. This screw is not designed to be completely removed, it is permanently fastened to the panel to avoid loss.
  • Remove the Phillips screw holding the panel in place and then use a finger to remove the panel.

  • This screw is not designed to be completely removed, it is permanently fastened to the panel to avoid loss.

With the aid of a plastic removal, disconnect the two wires attached to the wireless card. With the aid of a plastic removal, disconnect the two wires attached to the wireless card. With the aid of a plastic removal, disconnect the two wires attached to the wireless card.
  • With the aid of a plastic removal, disconnect the two wires attached to the wireless card.

Remove the yellow tape holding the black and the white wires in place.
  • Remove the yellow tape holding the black and the white wires in place.

Unwind the wires from the plastic tabs holding the wires in place. Unwind the wires from the plastic tabs holding the wires in place. Unwind the wires from the plastic tabs holding the wires in place.
  • Unwind the wires from the plastic tabs holding the wires in place.

Remove the screw holding the ground cable in place. One 4.5 mm Phillips screw.
  • Remove the screw holding the ground cable in place.

    • One 4.5 mm Phillips screw.

Disconnect the video cable connecting the display to the base of the laptop. Disconnect the video cable connecting the display to the base of the laptop.
  • Disconnect the video cable connecting the display to the base of the laptop.

Pop off the laptop's hinge covers using a spudger tool. Only a small amount of force is required. Excessive force may permanently damage the hinge covers. Only a small amount of force is required. Excessive force may permanently damage the hinge covers.
  • Pop off the laptop's hinge covers using a spudger tool.

  • Only a small amount of force is required. Excessive force may permanently damage the hinge covers.

Remove the two screws on the back side of the laptop holding the LCD display in place. Two 8.5 mm Phillips screws.
  • Remove the two screws on the back side of the laptop holding the LCD display in place.

    • Two 8.5 mm Phillips screws.

Remove the final two screws on the bottom side of the laptop holding the LCD display in place. Two 8.5 mm Phillips screws.
  • Remove the final two screws on the bottom side of the laptop holding the LCD display in place.

    • Two 8.5 mm Phillips screws.

Carefully pull apart the LCD display from the base by pulling vertically upwards on the display. Be careful as you remove the display not to pull too hard on the cables as they pass through the opening. Be careful as you remove the display not to pull too hard on the cables as they pass through the opening.
  • Carefully pull apart the LCD display from the base by pulling vertically upwards on the display.

  • Be careful as you remove the display not to pull too hard on the cables as they pass through the opening.

Conclusion

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

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