Introdução

This guide details how to replace the screen if it is cracked or not working properly. During this process be sure to avoid resting your arm or hand in the adhesive on the motherboard.

  1. Use a metal spudger to pry off the two feet closest to the hinge of the laptop.
    • Use a metal spudger to pry off the two feet closest to the hinge of the laptop.

    • The feet are attached to the laptop by adhesives, therefore they may not stick as well after multiple removals.

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  2. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the six 5mm screws.
    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the six 5mm screws.

    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the two 6mm screws.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the keyboard off the edges of the computer.

    • The edges will make a popping noise.

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    • Flip up the white bar that connects the thin white strip using a plastic opening tool.

    • Grab the thin white strip and pull straight back to remove the strip from the connector.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the black bar above the wide black strip in the connector.

    • Grab the wide black strip and pull straight back to remove the strip from the connector.

    • Remove the keyboard by lifting it straight up.

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    • Unscrew the seven 4mm screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Wiggle the plate back and forth to loosen the adhesive under the plate.

    • The adhesive will not be the same after removal and more adhesive may be necessary upon reassembly.

    • Rotate the screwdriver in a counterclockwise direction to remove the screws.

    • Do not rest your arm or hand in the adhesive.

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    • Unscrew the 4mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver by rotating the screwdriver counterclockwise.

    • There is a screw that is hidden under the black tarped connection that connects the screen to the motherboard.

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    • Lift the tarp material straight up off the external output using tweezers. It is simply taped on.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to grip the tarped connector and lift vertically up. It may help to do this on each side of the attachment, rather than in one pull.

    • Lifting the tarped connector straight up may feel like you are breaking it, but this is normal.

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    • Pop these two connections off by using tweezers to lift straight up.

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    • Lift the screen up to fully remove.

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Conclusão

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

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