LCD Replacement Guide
Techexcess’s LAPTOP LCD SCREEN REPLACEMENT GUIDE
Welcome to Techexcess’s basic guide to replacing your
laptop LCD screen.
Replacing your laptop screen yourself will save you hundreds of dollars. The
procedure is fairly simple but varies slightly from laptop to laptop. This
document is provided to serve as a basic step-by-step guide to assist you
through each part of the process.
0. Required tools
Unplug your laptop.
Ground yourself. Grounding yourself removes all static
electricity from your body.
Grounding yourself is the most important step of any type of
Static electricity can damage your laptop. Ideally, to ground
yourself, you want to touch an unpainted metal object that is attached to the
However, simply touching an unpainted metal object in your
home should do the job.
It is recommended to ground yourself periodically throughout
the process, especially if you are working on carpet.
2. Bezel screw removal process
Visually inspect your laptop screen area. (The one that is
currently in your laptop, not the one we sent you.)
A plastic bezel enclosure is currently securing your screen in
place. First, you need to find the small rubber/plastic inserts or sometimes
stickers which are covering the screws. There are usually four of these small
covers, often measuring no more than a half inch or a couple centimeters.
Once you have identified the covers, remove them.
Set these aside. You will need to put these back into place
when you are done.
3. Remove the plastic bezel
Split the plastic bezel. The bezel may or may not be adhered
or attached. If you suspect the bezel is adhered, take care when separating
the bezel as to not damage the plastic. Use your fingers to gradually separate
the plastic at the seam along all edges.
Once the bezel has been removed, set this piece aside. You
will need to put this bezel back into place when you are done.
4. Remove the screws which are holding screen in place
Identify the screws which are securing your screen in place.
There are usually four of these screws often located near the corners of the
Once you have identified the screws, use your screwdriver to
gently remove them.
Set these screws aside. You will need to put these back into
place when you are done.
5. Remove the inverter and the screen
The inverter looks like a green computer chip. Identify the
wires that are attached from the inverter to the screen.
Once you have found the inverter and where the plug is,
carefully remove the plug. (There may be more than one plug on more expensive
6. Remove the flex cable attached to the motherboard
Identify the flex cable. The final cable holding in your
screen is attached to the motherboard.
Carefully unplug the flex cable by applying equal amounts of
pressure to both ends of the connecting plug. Gradually alternating pressure
from one end to the other is a good technique. Be careful not to bend or
damage the pins or the plug.
7. Remove the screen
8. Install your new screen
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
We will be glad to help.