Laptop Repair Shop: How to replace cracked screen

Dec 15, 2012   //   by nick   //   Laptop Screen Replacement  //  No Comments

In this laptop repair shop post I hope to empower you to replace your own cracked laptop screen.When the screen on a laptop breaks it can an intimidating problem for those who have never taken a laptop apart before.

Things you will need include a small phillips head screw driver and a small cup to place screws into along with a small flat head screw driver. If you’ve got the “fix my pc” mentality your one step up already!

Performing these actions will void your warranty. Of course if your machine is still in a warranty period just make arrangements with the manufacturer and get it fixed for free. If you have no more warranty then forget the above and get ready to jump right into the thick of things.  Listen folks the laptop is already broken so what more can you do to it! Make sure you take out the old screen before ordering the new one.

Okay so make sure the laptop is unplugged. Remove the battery and then hold down the power button for  30 seconds, this will dispel any remaining power on the systemboard. Prior to touching any circuits or any thing its good to ground yourself to dispel any static electricity you may have on you. Touch some bare metal  or if you have an anti static strap now is the time to use it.

I am going to give general advice here becasue changing out a laptop screen is different from one manufacturer to another.

1)Remove the speaker bezel located right above the keyboard (use your small screwdriver to carefully pop the bezel from the laptop one small section at a time.

2)Remove the plastic covering on the cracked screen. Go around the outer edge of the screen using your small screwdriver, this also should pop off one clip at a time. Sometimes there are small round rubber or felt gromets in the corners covering screws. Remove those to find any remaining screws.

3)You should now see four small phillps screws, one in each corner. Carefully remove them and place them in your cup.

4)After the screws have been removed your next step will be to disconnect the wires from under the speaker bezel that you removed that connects the screen to the systemboard. Be careful to go easy on this step.

5)After the wires are disconnected you should now be able to remove the screen from the laptop.

6) To reinstall just reverse these directions

While there is no computer fix standard in place, online PC repair modules can be quite helpful, youtube has a ton of them. Of course if things get too difficult you can always call your local PC repair shop. If they are nice enough they will provide a little remote support!

Good Luck


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