Introduction

This guide will help return your bubbly or malfunctioning screen back to its vibrant glory days.

  1. Unplug your laptop from any source of power.
    • Unplug your laptop from any source of power.

    • Lay your laptop on a soft, clean surface as shown.

    • Using a metal spudger, remove the two rubber grips on the bottom face of the laptop, located closest to the hinge.

    • The grips may be brittle,be sure to be careful when removing them with the metal spudger, in order to not damage them.

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  2. Remove the (10) 5mm Phillips 0 screws, that secure the back plate to the computer, using a 64 bit driver kit.
    • Remove the (10) 5mm Phillips 0 screws, that secure the back plate to the computer, using a 64 bit driver kit.

    • It may be helpful to keep the screws in a small container, to make sure that they are not misplaced.

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    • Starting on the edge, that is opposite the hinge, use plastic opening tools to pry the back plate away from the computer.

    • Loosen the three non-hinge edges.

    • Leave a pry tool in the corners to ensure that one side does not snap close before you are done opening the others.

    • DO NOT lift the back plate away from the computer, it is still connected to the motherboard.

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    • To loosen the back plate, lift it very slightly, and gently pull it away from the hinge.

    • Flip the back plate open, towards the power button, making certain to not pull on the ribbon cable that connects the back plate to the motherboard.

    • Use a plastic opeining tool to detach the side of the ribbon cable connected to the computer by prying up gently on the small black lever at the point of attachment.

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    • Remove the (4) 3mm Phillips 0 screws connecting the battery to the computer using a 64 bit driver kit.

    • It may be helpful to keep the screws in a small container, as to not misplace them.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the side of the battery that is closest to the long edge of the computer.

    • As you are pulling the battery away from the computer, unplug it from the side furthest from the long edge of the computer.

    • There may be a lot of resistence when unplugging the battery, so it is helpful to wiggle the male side of the plug back and forth as you remove it.

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    • Use plastic opening tool to pry the front panel away from the screen. First, work across top edge of screen assembly, corner to corner

    • Pry the front panel away from the screen, leaving adjacent edges touching near the hinge of the laptop

    • When separating the screen and front panel, it may be helpful to leave an opening tool in the corners so they do not snap closed

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    • Using your fingers, or plastic opening tools, remove the tape from the (2) ribbon cables connected by a silicon strip

    • Use plastic opening tools to pry up on the black lever at the point of attachment of each of the (2) ribbon cables to the silicon strip

    • Pull the silicon strip away from the ribbon cables to disconnect it

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    • Using your fingers, or plastic opening tools, peel back the tape from the top and bottom of the point of attachment of the remaining wire connecting the screen to the laptop

    • Grip the wire close to the point of attachment while holding back the loosened pieces of tape

    • Firmly pull away from the screen, wiggling the wire back and forth slightly

    • This wire may be stuck firmly to the screen. If so, peel it away carefully with the help of a plastic opening tool

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Conclusion

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

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Mudassar Abbas Khan

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2 Comments

This is more of a TOP Lid replacement how-to than the actual lcd and touch panel replacement. many steps not mentioned here at all. MEH

Lane Jasper - Reply

I feel as though this guide was based on false advertising. “This guide will help return your bubbly or malfunctioning screen back to its vibrant glory days “ Sure, by just replacing the screen. I was hoping for a fix for the “bubbles” in between the screen and the glass that this model is so well known for. I well.

Jonathan Smith - Reply

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