Laptop Screen Removal - Heres the Easy Way

By: Steven Ross

Has your laptop screen suffered some damage? Do you need to replace it for some reason? If so, then this is the perfect article for you. Why? Because, I am about to take you through the entire process of removing a laptop screen. I will take you through the simple, step-by-step, process to make the necessary repairs required.

It's really not as hard as it may seem at first. If your laptop has a non-functioning display, the first thing you need to do is to make sure that the problem is really with the screen. Now of course, if the screen is broken it's rather obvious. But just because something is not displaying on the screen does not mean that the source of the problem is with the screen. So the first recommendation is to hook up an external monitor to see if it's really the screen is broken or something else.

Now, before you go out and buy a new LCD screen, make sure you carefully look over the screen that you currently have. This will give you the opportunity to see any potential problems that are causing the display problem with your computer. Also, by doing this, you can find the correct replacement part number so the new screen at you buy is the correct one for your laptop.

Before you take off the screen, make sure that you disconnect your laptop from the power supply and remove the battery. You won't need any complicated tools to accomplish this task. Really, all you need is two screwdrivers, one a Phillips head screwdriver and the other a small flat head. Why are these needed? Simply to remove the screws and a screw covers.

The next step involves what is called the bezel. This is the rubber that is spam around the screen. After you have removed the screws, place your fingers at the bottom of the screen and slowly remove the bezel. Carefully continue working around the edge of the screen until you have removed the entire bezel.

At this point you should have your screen sitting in a metal frame. All you need to do now is to tilt the screen forward, and separate it from the plastic shell right behind it. Is the screen having a connection problem? Is the problem as simple as replacing a broken cable or receiving a loose cable? Sometimes this is the case.

Look carefully for the part number on the back of the screen and carefully write it down. This is the number that you will need to find a replacement. The easiest way to do this is to go online and search based on this part number. Once you have perceived the new screen carefully unplug the old screen from the connector. Then connect the new screen and carefully replace the bezel, putting the screws back on.

And the last step, of course, is to power up your computer and check to ensure that the screen is operating properly.

It's really as simple as that. As long as you are careful this is really quite a simple job that can be done at home.

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