This instructable will show you how to replace the screen from an Hp Pavilion DV7 series Laptop.

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.

Step 1:

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.


<p>Ok,<br>here's my dilemma. I have a HP Pavilion DV7 and the LCD did,I n fact, go<br>kaput. More specifically, the flexi cable from the cpu to the screen. <br>I have taken it in to the shop to replace the screen, but HP (in their finite<br>wisdom) has made a change in their laptops so that instead of the connector for<br>the screen being on the right, it's on the left... which means I can't just<br>re-connect my screen without an extension cable running it from right/left.<br> <br><br><br><br>I can't seem to find this cable anywhere. I've been told it's a HP_Ribbon<br>UT_15 (or UT-I5, I can't really tell) and I can't find a single hit for it on<br>Google. Any suggestions on how I can get my laptop fixed without spending<br>enough to, well, just buy a new laptop? </p>
Thanks for this! My screen just crapped out and I was wondering how to replace the panel. I took the whole thing apart before I found this Instructable, but I needed to check all the connectors anyway. Ordered the new panel and it was really helpful to know how to take that 40-pin micro-connector off (and to know that I didn't have to completely disassemble the machine again). <br> <br>You might note that (I think) the connector slides out, rather than just popping off as the disk drive connectors do. I put on a pair of magnifiers and noticed that there are tabs on the ends of the socket, so you can't just pull it off.

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