Introduction

This guide is useful for replacing a broken LCD screen on your laptop. If you are reading this from a laptop, you are looking at an LCD screen. In this replacement guide, you will remove the old LCD panel and install a new one.

Note: Before starting any removal or installation, remember to turn off the device and to remove it from the power source.

Image 1/2: Use the flat edge of the plastic opening tool to pry open the narrow plastic strip above the keyboard. Image 2/2: Use the flat edge of the plastic opening tool to pry open the narrow plastic strip above the keyboard.
  • Before repairing your laptop, power down the system, disconnect the charger if necessary and remove the battery.

  • Use the flat edge of the plastic opening tool to pry open the narrow plastic strip above the keyboard.

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  • Remove the three 3mm screws with a Phillips#00 Screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Do not pull the keyboard away too hard. It is still connected by the fragile ribbon cable (shown in the red square).
  • Lift the keyboard away from the top side of the laptop.

  • Do not pull the keyboard away too hard. It is still connected by the fragile ribbon cable (shown in the red square).

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Image 1/2: Unlatch the fastener (green). Image 2/2: Using your hands, pull the keyboard connector out, not up.
  • Disconnect the keyboard cable that is still attached to the keyboard (Red).

  • Unlatch the fastener (green).

  • Using your hands, pull the keyboard connector out, not up.

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Image 1/2: Remove battery by sliding fingers away from each other and lifting up the tab at the same time. Image 2/2: Remove battery by sliding fingers away from each other and lifting up the tab at the same time.
  • Flip the laptop over to access the battery.

  • Remove battery by sliding fingers away from each other and lifting up the tab at the same time.

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Image 1/1: Remove the Cover over the Hard Drive (Upper right in photo) and remove the four 10mm screws at the four corners.
  • Remove the twelve 10mm screws with a Phillips #00 Head screwdriver.

  • Remove the Cover over the Hard Drive (Upper right in photo) and remove the four 10mm screws at the four corners.

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  • Remove the three 4mm screws with a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Lift the grey plastic casing up and unhook any wires attached to the casing.
  • Flip the laptop over so its in the right-side-up position.

  • Lift the grey plastic casing up and unhook any wires attached to the casing.

  • Remove the five 10mm screws, each with a label 'F10' next to them.

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Image 1/2: Disconnect the thin red wire on the right side of the motherboard. Image 2/2: Disconnect the thin red wire on the right side of the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the flat thin wire connecting the track pad to the motherboard by pulling it straight out.

  • Disconnect the thin red wire on the right side of the motherboard.

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  • Remove the two 6mm screws with a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Remove the fan. Image 2/2: Remove the fan.
  • Disconnect the red and yellow wires connecting the fan to the motherboard by pulling the wires straight out.

  • Remove the fan.

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Image 1/2: Three 5mm Phillip Head Screws Image 2/2: Two 6mm Phillip Head Screws
  • Remove the following six screws located at the base of the monitor:

    • Three 5mm Phillip Head Screws

    • Two 6mm Phillip Head Screws

    • One 7mm Phillip Head Screw

  • Disconnect the long thing grey cable that is attached to the motherboard by pulling it out.

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Image 1/2: Remove two 5mm Phillips head screws located where the plugs used to be. Image 2/2: Remove two 5mm Phillips head screws located where the plugs used to be.
  • Remove 2 plastic plugs using a spudger located behind the corners of the rotating part of the LCD.

  • Remove two 5mm Phillips head screws located where the plugs used to be.

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Image 1/1: Use a spudger to remove wires by pushing the wires upward, away from the logic board.
  • Remove the black and white wires connected to the LCD. The wires are located under the motherboard and can be accessed through the back panel of the computer.

  • Use a spudger to remove wires by pushing the wires upward, away from the logic board.

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  • Remove the LCD Screen

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Conclusion

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

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