Introduction

If you determined that the LCD screen is unresponsive, or "black," this guide will show you how to access and remove the screen.

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  • Power down the computer and unplug the power adapter.

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  • Flip the laptop upside down. Locate the two latches on both sides of the battery.

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Image 1/3: Simultaneously slide the latch on the left outwards while pulling the battery towards you. Image 2/3: Do not touch the metal connectors on the laptop and the battery. Image 3/3: Do not touch the metal connectors on the laptop and the battery.
  • Slide the latch on the right outwards, releasing the lock. The latch stays unlocked once moved.

  • Simultaneously slide the latch on the left outwards while pulling the battery towards you.

  • Do not touch the metal connectors on the laptop and the battery.

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  • Remove the single captive screw on the back panel with your Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Work your way around the border of the panel, releasing the rest of the clips. Image 2/2: Once all clips are released, lift the cover up and pull towards you.
  • Pry the removal tab up. You will feel and hear the first clip release, popping up slightly.

  • Work your way around the border of the panel, releasing the rest of the clips.

  • Once all clips are released, lift the cover up and pull towards you.

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Image 1/2: Pull up the silver tab, removing the hard drive from the slot. Image 2/2: Do not touch the metal data pins on the hard drive or computer.
  • Slide the hard drive to the left, using the silver tab.

  • Pull up the silver tab, removing the hard drive from the slot.

  • Do not touch the metal data pins on the hard drive or computer.

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Image 1/3: Once the tabs are spread apart,  the stick of RAM will pop up. Image 2/3: Remove the first stick of RAM by pulling out along the same angle the RAM stick springs up. Image 3/3: Remove the first stick of RAM by pulling out along the same angle the RAM stick springs up.
  • Using your fingers, spread the spring tabs holding the top stick of RAM in place.

  • Once the tabs are spread apart, the stick of RAM will pop up.

  • Remove the first stick of RAM by pulling out along the same angle the RAM stick springs up.

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  • Repeat the same procedure to remove the second stick of RAM.

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Image 1/3: Once the first corner is raised, use your hand pulling upwards and release the rest of the strip. Image 2/3: Once the first corner is raised, use your hand pulling upwards and release the rest of the strip. Image 3/3: Once the first corner is raised, use your hand pulling upwards and release the rest of the strip.
  • Pry under the plastic strip, starting on the top right side of the key board with a Heavy Duty Spudger.

  • Once the first corner is raised, use your hand pulling upwards and release the rest of the strip.

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Image 1/2: Remove the next three  3mm screws. Image 2/2: Remove the next three  3mm screws.
  • Remove the first 3mm screw with the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  • Remove the next three 3mm screws.

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  • Lift the keyboard gently . Slide it forward towards the screen and speakers. This reveals the connection needed for the next step.

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Image 1/3: Carefully slide the connector out of the port. Image 2/3: Carefully slide the connector out of the port. Image 3/3: Carefully slide the connector out of the port.
  • Use the pointed end of the Heavy-Duty Spudger and push the pins toward the screen, leaving them in this position.

  • Carefully slide the connector out of the port.

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Image 1/1: Seventeen  5mm screws (recessed)
  • Remove the following screws with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Seventeen 5mm screws (recessed)

    • Three 2mm screws in the battery bay (flush-mounted)

    • Single 5mm screw does not need removal unless working on the screen

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  • Remove five 5mm screws with the screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Pull the ribbon from the connector. Image 2/2: Pull the ribbon from the connector.
  • Locate the trackpad connector.

  • Pull the ribbon from the connector.

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Image 1/2: Be careful and gentle with this step, the clips you are releasing here are plastic and can be broken by violent prying. Image 2/2: Be careful and gentle with this step, the clips you are releasing here are plastic and can be broken by violent prying.
  • Pry under the top case housing along the perimeter with a plastic opening tool.

  • Be careful and gentle with this step, the clips you are releasing here are plastic and can be broken by violent prying.

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  • Remove the screen input wire from the port.

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  • Slide the metal power button connector out of its port, allowing the black wire to be moved from under it.

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  • Lift the black connector with tweezers and repeat the same action for the white connector.

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Image 1/3: Remove the three 5mm screws (two on the left hinge, one on the right hinge) using a screwdriver. Image 2/3: Remove brass fitting held in place by removing the 5mm screw circled in yellow in step 15. Image 3/3: Remove brass fitting held in place by removing the 5mm screw circled in yellow in step 15.
  • The screen is attached with two hinges on both sides of the laptop.

  • Remove the three 5mm screws (two on the left hinge, one on the right hinge) using a screwdriver.

  • Remove brass fitting held in place by removing the 5mm screw circled in yellow in step 15.

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Image 1/3: Remove the six 6mm screws holding the housing. Image 2/3: Remove the six 6mm screws holding the housing. Image 3/3: Remove the six 6mm screws holding the housing.
  • Remove the 6 rubber tabs on the housing using a metal Spudger.

  • Remove the six 6mm screws holding the housing.

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Image 1/2: Only pry from the outside edges! Prying from the inside edges will likely damage the LCD panel. Image 2/2: Only pry from the outside edges! Prying from the inside edges will likely damage the LCD panel.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the screen housing.

  • Only pry from the outside edges! Prying from the inside edges will likely damage the LCD panel.

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Image 1/2: Remove white wire from the perimeter of the plastic housing. Image 2/2: Remove white wire from the perimeter of the plastic housing.
  • Remove two 5mm screws using a screwdriver. There is one screw at each hinge.

  • Remove white wire from the perimeter of the plastic housing.

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  • Disconnect the webcam data wire using tweezers.

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Image 1/2: The two metal casings can now be removed. Image 2/2: The two metal casings can now be removed.
  • Remove the three 2.5mm screws on each side of the screen casing with a screwdriver.

  • The two metal casings can now be removed.

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Conclusion

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

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