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Introduction

Here you will see a breakdown of the Apple Studio Display M2454. This will be useful in repairing broken or malfunctioning parts in the future.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Apple Studio Display M2454, use our service manual.

Notice that the main components of the monitor are only accessible from the back of the device.
  • Notice that the main components of the monitor are only accessible from the back of the device.

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Locate the four hex head screws located on the corners of the back panel.
  • Locate the four hex head screws located on the corners of the back panel.

    • Remove the screws with a 2mm hex screwdriver.

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Remove the clear and gray back panels.
  • Remove the clear and gray back panels.

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Remove the three screws with #2 phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the three screws with #2 phillips head screwdriver.

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To remove the metal panel, push towards the bottom of the monitor to release its clips and pull the panel away.
  • To remove the metal panel, push towards the bottom of the monitor to release its clips and pull the panel away.

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Remove screw holding the plastic bracket with #2 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove screw holding the plastic bracket with #2 Phillips head screwdriver.

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Remove the four screws on the metal bracket.
  • Remove the four screws on the metal bracket.

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Remove the two philips head hold-down screws with the #2 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the two philips head hold-down screws with the #2 Phillips head screwdriver.

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Remove black connector by pushing the end of the tab closest to the wiring and pulling away from board.
  • Remove black connector by pushing the end of the tab closest to the wiring and pulling away from board.

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Remove white connector by lifting tab and pulling away from board.
  • Remove white connector by lifting tab and pulling away from board.

    • Be careful when lifting tabs, they break easily.

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Remove connector connected to the hold down previously removed simply by pulling with hand.
  • Remove connector connected to the hold down previously removed simply by pulling with hand.

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Now that the main computer cable is detached, remove it away from monitor.
  • Now that the main computer cable is detached, remove it away from monitor.

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Remove the two screws holding the USB port in place with #2 Phillip's head screwdriver.
  • Remove the two screws holding the USB port in place with #2 Phillip's head screwdriver.

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Remove the screw on the wire hold down with #2 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the screw on the wire hold down with #2 Phillips head screwdriver.

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Remove white connector connected to LCD main board by lifting tab with tool and pulling away from board.
  • Remove white connector connected to LCD main board by lifting tab with tool and pulling away from board.

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The USB port is now detached, remove it from monitor.
  • The USB port is now detached, remove it from monitor.

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Remove connector on the left bottom corner of the LCD main board by simply pulling with hand.
  • Remove connector on the left bottom corner of the LCD main board by simply pulling with hand.

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Remove the connector on the bottom right corner by 1st removing tape first and pulling with hand.
  • Remove the connector on the bottom right corner by 1st removing tape first and pulling with hand.

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Remove top right connector of the LCD main board by pulling with hand.
  • Remove top right connector of the LCD main board by pulling with hand.

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Remove the final connector of the LCD main board by pulling with hand.
  • Remove the final connector of the LCD main board by pulling with hand.

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Remove the four screws on each corner of the main board with #2 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the four screws on each corner of the main board with #2 Phillips head screwdriver.

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The board is now detached, remove it from monitor.
  • The board is now detached, remove it from monitor.

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Locate the top and bottom connector on the CCFL inverter and remove it by inserting pin into the small holes and pulling away.
  • Locate the top and bottom connector on the CCFL inverter and remove it by inserting pin into the small holes and pulling away.

    • This step may be easier with two people.

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Remove the two screws on the top and bottom of the CCFL inverter with #2 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the two screws on the top and bottom of the CCFL inverter with #2 Phillips head screwdriver.

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The CCFL inverter is now detached, remove it from monitor.
  • The CCFL inverter is now detached, remove it from monitor.

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You have now successfully taken apart a Apple Studio Display M2454.
  • You have now successfully taken apart a Apple Studio Display M2454.

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Dylan Perry

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This model is also known as the Apple Studio Display 15" LCD.

analogcd - Reply

excellent wee guide......i came here in my search for a replacement stand for this model.

bobby nailen - Reply

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