How to replace a broken laptop screen to new Screen

When it's cracked or has just one too many discounted pixels, a busted notebook screen can stop you dead in the tracks. But with the right tools, a little technical know-how, and a little bit of patience you are able to replace a damaged LCD.

If accidental damage is covered under your notebook's guarantee, don't do so repair yourself. Get the notebook repaired under the guarantee. I also suggest you watch my earlier video on what to know prior to trying to correct a smartphone or tablet.

It is not specifically about notebooks, however the information is still relevant, and it'll help you chose if you should fix the machine or take it into a store. Last, understand that if you follow the directions within this video, you do so at your own risk.

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Getting a replacement screen and tools

To start your fix, you're going to want a few simple tools and a replacement LCD display. For instruments, I urge a screwdriver with various small bits, like a Phillips #00 and a Torx T5. Additionally, it is a good idea to have a couple of thin metallic plastic or blades spudgers.

These are extremely useful for eliminating the trim that encircles the display. As for the replacement LCD, you need to be in a position to purchase one either from the notebook manufacturer's approved parts trader or a third party provider.

Depending the screen, they usually cost between $50 and $250 dollars--even more if it is a luxury screen or you get an OEM replacement. Regardless, you are going to want to obtain a new display that fits with your broken one precisely. The only sure means to get this done is to eliminate the broken one.

1. Remove the screen bezel


You'll have to remove this bezel to access the screws that hold on the LCD panel set up. With this laptop, many rubber cushions hide screws, which hold the bezel in place. I will have to eliminate these cushions and the screws that are underneath.

Together with the hidden screws I used a thin metal blade to pop loose among the corners and then worked my way around the bezel using a plastic spudger.

Note: Your laptop might not have cushions or concealed screws. The bezel may simply snap onto the lid be held in position with double-side tape. Only, adapt my directions to meet your specific laptop.

Irrespective of how you do it, you'll want to fully get rid of the bezel.

2. Second Step


Together with the LCD's mounting brackets exposed, you can remove the screws that secure it to the lid. If your laptop was made before 2010 and contains a LCD with fluorescent backlights, it will likely have two wires.

Now, locate the manufacturer's label and see that the model number. Utilizing this info you should have the ability to get an exact match to your broken screen.

3. Install the new LCD panel


After your new display arrives, unpack it and then make sure it fits the older one. Connect the panel into the cable, then position the panel in the lid, and fasten it with the right screws.

4. Examine the new LCD panel and then reinstall the bezel


Before reattaching that the bezel, it's a great idea to check the new panel. In the event the display works, you are able to reattach the bezel and some other outside screws and rubber cushions. The fix is now complete. As repairs , this one isn't too tough, but it does take a little patience and going to be certain to get the perfect replacement screen.

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