Before you proceed: There are several different models of this laptop, some of the models require that you take apart THE ENTIRE LAPTOP in order to replace the screen. THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE LAPTOPS
If you are experiencing red speckles of spots on your screen you have what is commonly referred to as "Dead Pixels" and this is an early warning sign that your laptop screen is about to die on you.
If this is happening, or other signs, or your screen has already died, don't spent hundreds of dollars at a PC repair shop, just grab some tools and get ready to fix the problem yourself.
What you will need
Small Phillips screwdriver
Small pointed object or X-ato knife to remove rubber feet off of laptop
A towel of soft cloth to place on keyboad of laptop to hold screen
Plastic card (I used a expired credit card) or thin flexable object to get inbetween frame of screen and laptop
New Laptop Screen, I got mine from here around $78 (They NOW have a feature where you can type in the modle number of your laptop screen to get a exact match, I reccomend that you do this before you order your replacement screen, i'll explain a little later)
First thing you do is flip your laptop to the back side, pull the lock tab to release the laptop battery.
Use a small Phillips screwdriver for these screws.
Now remove the front plate from the screen
REMEBER when I told you to use the NEW feature of the site to find your screen? THIS IS WHY, I found that when I opened up my screen and compared it, they were identical EXCEPT for the laser ribbon connector was on the OPPISITE SIDE!!! The little power cord that I disconnected no longer reaches to the opposite connector.
Was this a problem, NO, If I wanted to I could have broken out the wire cutters, strippers, speaker wire, and heat-shrink tubing and fixed the problem, all it powered was the little HP logo on the back of the laptop screen, I did not care if it worked or not so I left it as is.
This could have been due to the screen being an aftermarket unit, or I did not order the exact correct screen, no worries.
Insert the screen back into the bracket and proceed to put all of the screws back in the reverse order
Tighten the two screws that you kept loose when you are done and push the back plate into the bracket while you are doing this
Just go along the frame with your hands until you hear no more snapping back into place.
Now it’s time to put the two screws on the bottom back in followed by the sticky rubber feet.
Now with the battery still unplugged, grab your wall charger, plug it into the wall and laptop and press the power button.
As soon as you see the Boot screen you know that you installed the screen correctly and that the screen is the right(ish) screen for your laptop.
Unplug the charger and put your battery back in
Pat yourself on the back and crack open a cold one YOU ARE DONE!!
A NOTE ON THE SCREENS FIRST BOOT UP.
My screen seemed a little bit dark or not as bright as the original unit did, this permanently disappeared after the screen was on for 10 mins, so I suggest you keep the screen on for at least a half hr.