HOW TO REPLACE A LAPTOP LCD SCREEN
These instructions are purely a rough guide on how to replace a laptop screen.
Each model of laptop may differ slightly in the way that you need to remove the screen. If you are unsure on how to do this
then we advise you to take your laptop to your local experts.
PLEASE make sure that the POWER CORD and the BATTERY are removed from the laptop prior to starting this procedure.
Failure to disconnest the power could lead to a damaged laptop and also the risk of electric shock.
RequireIT take no responsiblity should you damage your laptop while following our how to guide.
You will need
Fine-pointed philips screwdriver
1: Screw Covers
Locate all screw covers on the display assembly. There are generally at
least 4 screw covers (6 in this case), and they will either be facing you
on the display assembly or they may be on the side of the display
2: Remove Covers
Using a sharp or pointed object, pick off each of the six (6) screw covers
from the front of the bezel. Remove any from the side of the bezel if any.
It is worth noting that bezels sometimes have plastic or rubber covers
that do not cover screws, but this differs from model to model. To be
sure, it is best to at least pull up part of every screw cover or piece of
rubber you see, to know for sure whether there is a screw concealed.
Note: Have a special location to place the screw covers and any screws
you will remove so you will not lose them.
3: Bezel Screws
Using a small Phillips screwdriver, remove each of the six (6) Phillips
screws and place in a safe location. If your particular laptop model has
screws on the side of the display assembly, remove them as well.
4: Remove Bezel
Starting from either side of the display assembly, insert your fingers
between the LCD screen and the front plastic bezel. The plastic bezel
will usually snap off fairly easily. If it does not, work the plastic in
different directions until it unsnaps or look closely for overlooked screw
covers. Work your way around the top and take care around the latch as
it may need to be pressed when unsnapping.
Note: Other laptops may require you to begin inserting your fingers at the
bottom of the plastic bezel.
To unsnap the two bottom corners of the bezel, you will need to use your
index finger on the outside of the display assembly as shown in the
display assembly as far back as it will go. Either insert your fingers
between the plastic assembly and the LCD screen at the bottom corner
or try using your index finger on the outside corner to pry it open. After
unsnapping the bottom corner continue unsnapping the plastic bezel
along the bottom of the display assembly until completely removed.
5: Frame Screws
Place a paper towel or a piece of cloth on the keyboard to protect the
Lean the LCD screen with its metal brackets forward away from the rear
plastic bezel just enough to be able to access the two (2) Phillips screws
securing the LCD screen to the metal brackets. Using your Phillips
screwdriver, unscrew the bottom screw first and then the upper screw
from the metal brackets.
After removing the screws, lean the entire display assembly (LCD screen
and rear plastic bezel) upright 90 degrees. Now gently lean just the LCD
screen forward to lay on the paper towel or cloth covering the keyboard.
As shown in the picture, cautiously tilt the LCD screen forward, within its
metal frame bracket. If you are unable to, you may need to remove
additional screws. Be careful not to damage the video / data cable.
Note: Some models will require you to remove the flat video cable from
the LCD screen prior to laying the LCD screen on the keyboard.
Additionally, some notebooks will Wi-Fi antennas affixed to the metal
brackets which you will need to take note of.
The second photo shows the rear plastic assembly as well as the rear of
the LCD screen. Plugged into the back of the LCD screen you will notice
the video cable which is usually is further secured by a piece of tape.
Additionally, you will notice the inverter (green strip) between the LCD
screen and the rear display assembly. The LCD screen has a plug with
two wires extending from the corner of the LCD screen and plugging into
6: Video Cable
Lift up on the piece of tape (if any *) securing the video cable to the rear
of the LCD screen. Next, using your finger nail slide the video cable out
of the LCD video connector.
* Some Dell notebook models will not use tape and instead will have
clips on either side of the video cable connector.
Place your thumb or fingers on the rear of the LCD screen for support and
remove the second piece of tape securing the video cable.
Using your thumb and index finger nails, pull the white inverter plug from
the inverter. If you are unable to slide the cable out because the inverter
is in a difficult position, you may need to first unscrew it.