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.

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

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Lift the keyboard away from the top side of the laptop.
  • 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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Disconnect the keyboard cable that is still attached to the keyboard (Red). Unlatch the fastener (green).
  • 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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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.
  • 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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Remove the twelve 10mm screws with a Phillips #00 Head screwdriver.
  • 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.
  • Remove the three 4mm screws with a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

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Flip the laptop over so its in the right-side-up position.
  • 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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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.
  • 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.
  • Remove the two 6mm screws with a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

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Disconnect the red and yellow wires connecting the fan to the motherboard by pulling the wires straight out. 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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Remove the following six screws located at the base of the monitor: Three 5mm 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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
  • Remove the LCD Screen

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Conclusion

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

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