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Step 3: Screen screws and wires

Picture of screen screws and wires
Once you have removed the speaker bezel you will see (in my case) a total of 6 wires coming from the bottom of the screen and feeding into the laptop.

from left to right
Video cable, (the cable which controls all aspects of color and brightness on the lcd ..backlight and such)

next will be 2 thin wires which control the 2 mics located by the webcam on this monitor

on the right side of the screen you have your wireless antenna wires and the webcam conroller wire,

your replacement screen should have all of these in it already.
so you can simply disconnect the wires from the laptop and leave them attached to the screen.
if you do not have these wires coming from your new screen be concerned, you may have the wrong screen or simply a lesser model.
you can consider taking the laptop screen apart and running them up the sides (it can be quite a hassle unfortunately but is certainly do-able)

But back to it, go ahead and pull out the 2 - 3 or 4 screws connected to the Hinges of the laptop screen so you can lift it GENTLY from the laptop.

now with the monitor out of the way (but still tethered to the laptop through the antenna wires)
we can remove the Keyboard

to do this, on the top of the keyboard you will notice 3 to 5 screws on the top of the keyboard go ahead and pull these and keep them seperate
(they will be a different color so they wont be to hard to keep seperate but it makes things easier if were dividing screws from the get go any way)

then gently lift the keyboard slightly and pull upward (toward the screen) Then tip the keyboard so you can see underneath it and disconnect the cable attaching the keyboard to the laptop.

dont be rough with this cable, it will only cause problems and more money if you break the keyboard cable while trying to fix your laptop screen... you might just throw the entire thing across the room in frustration =O haha we dont want that.

 
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iamphantom2 years ago
How did you disassemble the hinges? My laptop has a plastic case around the outside of the screen like most do and the hinges are deep in a plastic hole. I cannot get to them and therefor cant remove the case. Any suggestions?