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Introduction

Replace a burned-out display inverter.

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    • Use a coin to rotate the battery locking screw 90 degrees clockwise.

    • Lift the battery out of the computer.

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    • Use a 1.5 mm hex screwdriver to remove the two hex screws on either side of the display (four screws total).

    • If you don't have a 1.5 mm hex driver, you can probably get these screws out with a T6 Torx screwdriver. However, if you use a T6 Torx driver you'll be more likely to strip the screws.

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    • Insert the flat end of a spudger perpendicular to the face of the display into the gap between the front and rear bezels near the upper left corner of the display.

    • Rotate the spudger away from the display to pry the rear bezel off the front bezel.

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    • Run your spudger along the top edge of the front display bezel to evenly separate the two bezels.

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    • Working down from the upper left corner, use the flat end of a spudger to pry the rear bezel away from the left edge of the display.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the rear bezel away from the right edge of the display.

    • If necessary, pry along the bottom edge of the rear bezel to separate it from the display assembly.

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    • Lift the rear bezel off the display assembly.

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    • Close the display.

    • Remove the several pieces of tape securing the thin metal LCD cover to the display.

    • Carefully remove the piece of foil tape covering the display data cable connection.

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    • Remove the Phillips screw near the right display hinge.

    • Use the tip of a spudger to remove the small spacer under the screw you just removed.

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    • Pull the foil/braided pieces of tape off the aluminum frame of the clutch hinges.

    • Leave the tape attached to the thin steel LCD cover.

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    • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the left and right sides of the LCD to the frame of the clutch hinges (four screws total).

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    • Carefully remove the thin steel LCD cover.

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    • Disconnect the display data cable by pulling the cable away from the socket on the LCD.

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    • Remove the strip of yellow tape securing the display data cable to the metal LCD frame.

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    • Disconnect the backlight cable from the inverter.

    • It is helpful to use a spudger to push the backlight connector away from its socket while you lightly pull its cables away from the inverter.

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    • Lift the LCD out of the display assembly.

    • It may be helpful to press the latch release button and open your display slightly to push the LCD out of the display assembly.

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    • Remove the two pieces of yellow tape covering the inverter/AirPort cables.

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    • Disconnect the inverter cable by pulling its connector away from the socket on the inverter board.

    • The inverter board is a very thin and delicate circuit board that is easily broken. Use caution.

    • This connector tends to stick in its socket. It is helpful to push the connector with the tip of a spudger through the two small holes in the top of the socket while pulling the connector away from the socket.

    • Make sure to grasp the inverter cabling by the black tape and not the individual wires. Pulling the wires themselves will surely damage the inverter cable.

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    • Insert the flat end of a spudger under the middle of the inverter board.

    • Slide the spudger to the far left and right edges to separate the inverter board from the adhesive securing it to the front bezel.

    • Remove the inverter board.

Conclusion

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

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