Introduction

In this guide, we will show you how to remove and replace the Display Panel.

Pièces

Aucune pièce nécessaire.

Working on an electrical device while plugged in can cause injury due to electrical shock. Ensure that all external power is disconnected from the device.
  • Working on an electrical device while plugged in can cause injury due to electrical shock. Ensure that all external power is disconnected from the device.

  • Close the device and turn the device over.

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Remove (2) 5 mm Phillips head screws attaching the small access panel to the base using a Phillips # 1 screwdriver.
  • Remove (2) 5 mm Phillips head screws attaching the small access panel to the base using a Phillips # 1 screwdriver.

  • The (2) screws are attached to the base panel with retaining clips and won't completely detach from the panel.

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  • Remove the small access panel using a heavy duty spudger.

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  • CAUTION: Solid-state drives are fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard drive.

  • CAUTION: To avoid data loss, do not remove the solid-state drive while the computer is in sleep or on state.

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  • Using the pull tab, pivot the solid-state drive bracket and peel off the bracket from the tabs on the computer base.

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  • Using the pull tab, disconnect the solid-state drive cable from the system board.

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  • Remove the screws that secure the solid-state drive assembly to the computer base.

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  • Lift the solid-state drive assembly off the computer base.

  • Make sure the screws are off the solid-state assembly.

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  • Slide and lift the solid-state drive off the solid-state assembly.

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  • CAUTION: Solid-state drives are fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard drive.

  • Slide the new solid-state drive into the solid-state drive assembly.

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  • Replace the screw that secures the solid-state drive assembly with the screw holes on the computer base.

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  • Align the screw holes on the solid-state drive assembly with the screw holes on the computer base.

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  • Replace the screws that secure the solid-state drive assembly to the computer base.

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  • Connect the solid-state drive cable to the system board.

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  • Align the screws on the solid-state drive bracket with the screw holes on the solid-state drive assembly.

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  • Replace the screws that secure the solid-state drive bracket to the solid-state drive assembly.

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  • WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Lift the latches and disconnect the keyboard and keyboard-backlight cables from the system board

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  • Remove the screws that secure the palm-rest assembly to the computer base.

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  • Lift the computer base slightly and push the release tabs on the palm-rest assembly until it pops out.

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  • Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible.

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  • Using a plastic scribe, pry up along the edges of the palm-rest assembly.

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  • Gently lift the palm-rest assembly and turn it over.

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  • Lift the connector latch and disconnect the power-button board cable from the system board.

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  • Remove the Keyboard.

  • Remove the power-button board.

  • Remove the status-light board.

  • Remove the touchpad.

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  • Replace the touchpad.

  • Replace the status-light board.

  • Replace the power-button board.

  • Replace the keyboard.

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  • Connect the power-button board cable to the system board.

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  • Align the palm-rest assembly on the computer base and snap it into place.

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  • Close the display and turn the computer over.

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  • Replace the screws that secure the palm-rest assembly to the computer base.

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  • Connect the keyboard cable and the keyboard-backlight cable to the system board.

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  • Remove the screws that secure the hinge caps to the display hinges.

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  • Slide and lift the hinge caps off the display hinges.

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  • Close the display and turn the computer over.

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  • Peel off the adhesive tape from the wireless card.

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  • Remove the screw that secures the wireless-card bracket to the wireless card.

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  • Disconnect the antenna cables from the wireless card.

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  • Turn the computer over and open the display.

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  • Peel off the adhesive tapes that secure the antenna cables to the system board.

  • Make note of the cable routing before removing any cable from its routing guide.

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  • Remove the antenna cables from the routing guides on the display hinges.

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  • Lift the connector latch and disconnect the display cable from the system board.

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  • Remove the display cable from the routing guides on the display hinges.

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  • Disconnect the logo-board cable from the system board and remove it from the routing guides on the display hinges.

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  • Remove the screws that secure the display assembly to the computer base.

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  • Lift the display assembly off the computer base.

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  • Align the screw holes on the display hinges with the screw holes on the computer base.

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  • Replace the screws that secure the display hinges to the computer base.

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  • Route the logo-board cable through the routing guides on the display hinge and connect the logo-board cable to the system board.

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  • Route the display cable through the routing guides on the display hinge.

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  • Slide the display cable into the connector on the system board and press down the latch to secure the cable.

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  • Route the antenna cables through the routing guides on the display hinges.

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  • Adhere the adhesive tapes that secure the antenna cables to the system board.

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  • Close the display and turn the computer over.

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  • Connect the antenna cables to the wireless card.

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  • Replace the screw that secures the wireless-card bracket to the wireless card.

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  • Adhere the adhesive tape to the wireless card.

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  • Turn the computer over and open the display.

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  • Align the screw holes on the hinge caps with the screw holes on the display hinges.

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  • Replace the screws that secure the hinge caps to the display hinges.

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  • Remove the screws that secure the display panel to the display back-cover.

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  • Gently lift the display panel and turn it over.

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  • Lift the connector latch and disconnect the display cable from the display panel.

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  • Connect the display cable to the NEW display panel and press down on the connector latch to secure the cable.

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  • Turn the display panel over.

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  • Align the screw holes on the display panel with the screw holes on the display back-cover.

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  • Replace the screws that secure the display panel to the display back-cover.

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Conclusion

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

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