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Typically around the front (screen side) of the bezel, there will be little rubber pads, sometimes little plastic covers. These are covering the screws. Peel them off carefully to expose the screws.

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I disagree. The procedure is so easy no Service Manual is needed

1) Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter, and Battery.

2) Open the laptop.

The plastic frame in front of the LCD screen is the Display Bezel.
(Gateway? Believe they call it the LCD Panel Bezel)

Down in the BOTTOM corners, next to the Hinges, are screws to be removed. One in each bottom corner.

There are Screw Covers over these screws. The Screw Covers need to be removed.
Little round covers I believe to be made of plastic.
(Some models they are made of synthetic rubber)

I use a computer pick to Gently remove them.
Some use the tip of an X-Acto knife. I do not recommend this as there is a possibility of injury.
Perhaps a large darning needle. (Needle you sew with, but is Large in size)

Pick up at one edge of Screw Cover. Screw Covers are held on by a type of rubber cement.
I LIGHTLY stick them to the Display Bezel for safekeeping.

(Yes. They like to stick to the tool, your fingers, and it seems passing jets in the sky.
If you are careful with them, you should be able to reuse them.
If they do not stick anymore, use a toothpick, and apply a TINY dab of rubber cement to them/it )

Once the Screw Covers are removed use a No.1 Philips screwdriver, or equivalent Jewelers screwdriver; to remove the 2 screws.

The Display Bezel has TABS going around the exterior perimeter, of it's inside edges.
These Tabs snap into matching LATCHES on the Display Cover.

You can come from the Outside edge, where the Display Bezel meets the Display Cover, and use a thick guitar pick.

The guitar pick is wedged into the parting line, of where the Display Bezel meets the Display Cover.

Once a 'crack' is formed in-between the two, then the fingertips are used to gently start popping the bezel from the cover.

You slowly go along with your fingertips, and work along the top, then sides. By the time you have both sides almost loose, the Display Bezel usually pops off.

I like the flex method.
Come to the inside edge of the Display Bezel.
Where it meets the LCD screen. I suggest start on the Right side/Middle.

Use a fingertip, and lift up the inside edge of the Display Bezel up a little. Can't lift up at that spot? Move over. You are at a Tab/Latch.

With this spot lifted up a little, use the fingertip of the other hand, and slide under next to it.
Now use your fingertips as wedges, and pop the Display Bezel loose a little at a time.

I start at the Right side/Middle as stated. Left hand fingertips go DOWN the right side, Right hand fingertips go UP the right side.
Then I go across the Top, and down the Left side.

MOST of the time, as stated; the Display Bezel usually pops off when right side, and left side are most of the way popped loose.
NOT always though!

Sometimes you have to pop EACH and EVERY Tab/Latch loose.

Also; watch around the Hinge area/s.
Display Bezel can get hung up around them.
Go slow, and gently work the Display Bezel off, around the Hinge areas.

Display Bezel popped off, sit back; relax. You just did the hard part.
Wasn't so tough, huh?

This is what the Display Bezel looks like removed,

The MAIN view shown is a BACK view.
In the smaller views underneath, the 4th view from the Left, shows the FRONT view.

If you SET your mouse cursor in the middle of the Main view photo, the Zoom In feature is enabled.
You can CLICK on any of the smaller views, to make them appear as a Main view.

You can also see that the Hinge Covers, are an integral part of the Display Bezel. Shows you that when removing the Display Bezel, these Hinge Covers may need to be worked off of the Hinges.

Of course, may not; as I have previously stated.

The LCD screen is an Assembly. It is composed of layers.
These layers are kept in the factory set alignment, by a metal Screen Frame.
The Screen Frame resembles a picture frame.

There are THREE screws on each side of the Screen Frame.
These screws (Philips) go through metal Brackets, and hold the LCD screen/Screen Frame; to the Display Cover.

The Brackets are an integral part of the Hinges,

On EACH side, there is 1 screw towards the Top, 1 screw towards the Bottom/Middle, and 1 screw towards the Bottom.

Remove all 6 screws.

At the Top is the Webcam Cable. Unplug it from the Webcam Module.
(Cable pulls to LEFT side, facing laptop)

The TOP of the LCD screen is now tilted forward.
The Video Cable plugs into the Bottom side.

There should be a piece of clear Mylar tape, holding the Video Cable connector in place. Carefully peel it back, unplug the Video Cable from the LCD screen.

Remove the LCD screen.

Reverse steps to install new LCD screen.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.




Apr 12, 2013 | Gateway Nv57h77u Laptop/notebook


How to repair Hinges on a HP ZV6000

<p>If a loose screen hinge screws <br /> <p>1. Turn off your computer and remove all components of the computer that sending an electrical current to the system, including power cables, peripherals and battery. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Close the display and turn off the computer base to cope with the hinge side of the computer to you. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Extract the four screws on the bottom border. <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Remove the rubber plugs on the back of the hinges of the screen and the two screws underneath them. <br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Turn off the computer and open the screen, so they sit flat against your work. <br /> <p><br /> <p>6. Press the area marked on the right side of the keyboard cover (the plastic strip on the top of the keyboard) to it from the computer. Lift your right a little push and cover the central part of the keyboard to release it. Lift up the middle and let the left up to the keyboard cover for free from the computer. <br /> <p><br /> <p>7. Unzip, the four screws on the top of the keyboard and the keyboard on the fold of the palm rest with the buttons down. Disconnect the keyboard cable and remove the keyboard. <br /> <p><br /> <p>8. Loosen the two screws that secure each display hinge to the computer. <br /> <p><br /> <p>9. Attach the keyboard and the keyboard. Make sure all screws that secure each part to fix. <br /> <p><br /> <p>10. Place the screws on the back of the hinges of the screen and replace the rubber stopper. <br /> <p><br /> <p>11. Insert the battery, cables and components that you removed in step 1 to complete the process. <br /> <p><br /> <p>Broken so replace hinges <br /> <p>1. Turn off the computer and get rid of its power transmission components. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Turn off your computer and remove the four screws on the hinge side of the base of the keyboard. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Remove the rubber plugs on the back of each screen hinge, and pull the two screws in the hinges. <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Unplug the computer and open the screen. Follow the instructions to step 6 of chapter 1 to the keyboard cover. <br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Remove the keyboard by following step 7 of Section 1 <br /> <p><br /> <p>6. Disconnect the cable from the connector on the computer screen right in the middle of the screen panel. <br /> <p><br /> <p>7. Disconnect and remove the two antenna cables from the mini-PCI wireless card in the middle left of the keyboard and cables in the guide, take it to the computer. <br /> <p><br /> <p>8. Unzip the two screws on each hinge and lift the computer screen. <br /> <p><br /> <p>9. Remove the six rubber pads on the front panel display, and remove the screws under them. <br /> <p><br /> <p>10. Remove the display. <br /> <p><br /> <p>11. Unzip the two screws on each screen, internal hinges and remove the hinges of the screen. <br /> <p><br /> <p>12. Follow the procedure in reverse, with hinges to the new computer installation. Make sure you remove all the screws, so everything is nice and tight as the computer is assembled. <br />

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How to remove the hinge cover on a Gateway PA6A, MX8711 1. You will need to is...

How to remove the hinge cover on a Gateway PA6A, MX8711

1. You will need to is unscrew the two screws that are on the back of ether side of the hinge cover.

2. Next take small screw drivers gentle pry up on the right hing cover. Note this piece is designed to flex a little.
3. Then lift up on the hinge cover slowly and it should release. Note you may need to pop the left side cover with a screw driver.

At this point you should have the hinge cover off

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Led screen replacement


HP Support > Pavilion DV6-3129nr Notebook PC > Manuals > Service Manual,

(I suggest click on the X at the upper right corner, of the HP -Your input is valuable, small window)

Scroll down, click on the 3rd file down -
HP Pavilion dv6 Entertainment PC - Maintenance and Service Guide

Disregard the following if you are aware;

1) This is a PDF file. The computer you are using has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
2) After you click on the Service Manual file it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

3) At the top of the PDF file (Header) is the page number box.
It is to the right of the Down Arrow.

You can use the Down Arrow to arrive page by page, to the page you want,
If you know the page number you can do this;
A) Left-click once in the page number box.
(What is in the page number box will now be highlighted in Blue)

B) Type the page number
C) Press the Enter key.

You can also use the Bookmarks menu to the left.

4) In the header at the top of the PDF file, is also the Zoom In tool ( + ),
and the Zoom Out tool. ( - )
Zoom In increases the view size.
Zoom Out decreases the view size.

In the Bookmarks menu to the left click on the + sign, next to -
Removal and replacement procedures
Now click on the + sign next to -
Component replacement procedures.

Or go to Page 77 - Brightview display assembly

1) Work on a table. Suggest lay a soft static free cloth on the table, to work on. Helps protect the table, and the laptop from scratching.

2) Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger) and Battery.

3) Remove the following in order;
A) Hard Drive Cover - Page 54
B) Hard Drive - Page 55
C) WLAN Module
D) Optical Drive (DVD Drive)
E) Keyboard
F) Top Cover (Palm Rest Cover)

Removing the WLAN Module. (Wireless Local Area Network Module)
First step is removing the two small cables attached to the module.
These cables go through the body of the laptop, and up into the Display Assembly.

In the proceeding steps you'll see the WLAN Module cables thread through the bottom of the laptop; through a space next to the motherboard, go along the Top of the motherboard, and then go up under the Right Hinge, and into the Display Assembly.

The WLAN Module cables go with the Display Assembly, when it is removed.
You have to remove the WLAN Module, in order to start threading these cables through. (After disconnecting them from the module)

Make a note, and if you wish a crude drawing, as to where those two cables attach on the module, BEFORE removing them.

There are TWO terminals on the WLAN Module.
There is a White wire, and a Black wire. (Cables)

The Keyboard is removed so the Top Cover can be removed.
The Top Cover is removed,

1) To finish threading the WLAN Module cables out,
2) To access the Display Panel Cable. (Video Cable),
3) To access the 3 Philips head screws that hold the Hinges, (And Display Assembly) to the body of the laptop.

(One on the Left Hinge, Two on the Right Hinge)

The Keyboard Cable stays attached to the Keyboard. It removed from a connector on the motherboard. The Keyboard Cable, and it's respective motherboard connector, are special.

The Keyboard Cable is a FFC. Flat Flex Cable,

(Click on the second photo down. 35 conductor flat flex cable)

The flat flexible cable has NO connector on the end. It just has metal contact strips.
This flat cable slides into the motherboard connector, and is locked into position.

The motherboard connector is a type of ZIF connector.
Zero Insertion Force.

It is a small rectangular plastic connector, composed of TWO parts.
The bottom piece is larger. It is the BODY.
The Body has the contact pins.

The top piece is smaller. Rectangular shaped also, but much narrower in Thickness.
This is the Locking Bar.

The Locking Bar is wedge shaped. Designed so that when closed against the Body, it wedges, or locks, the Keyboard Cable in place.

The Locking Bar ONLY moves just a little bit. About 2mm, or slightly larger than 1/16th of an Inch.

IF the Locking Bar is moved TOO far, it will break.
This means motherboard replacement.

The procedure is to use your two index fingernails, and ease the connector open. (Ease the Locking Bar away from the Body)

Some 'techs' use a flat tip Jewelers screwdriver. I Do Not recommend it for your first time. One slip may = broken Locking Bar, or damage to the motherboard.
It's your call.

For this type of ZIF connector, the Locking Bar is GENTLY lifted UP, on the Back side. ( Display Assembly side )

After the WLAN Module cables have been threaded through, and are hanging loose, and after the Display Panel Cable has been disconnected, (Only plugs in one way. No worries), the Hinge screws are removed.

Remove one of the two Philips head screws from the Right Hinge.
Hold the Display Assembly.
Remove the other screw from the right Hinge.

Now remove the screw from the left Hinge.
Gently lift up on the Display Assembly, and ensure that nothing is still attached, before removing it.

Display Assembly removed:

At the bottom two corners are screws. They are covered by a Screw Cover. A rubbery cover that has a type of rubber cement on it.
Gently pick the covers off. I use a computer pick. You may wish to use a device that is similar.

If you are careful, you can reuse these covers. Lay them upside down on a flat surface. (Yes. They like to stick to the tool, and your fingers)

Two Screw Covers removed, remove the screws.

(Use a multi-compartment container, for the various screws you will remove.
Label each compartment for the area the screw/s come out of.

SOME screws look VERY similar to other screws.
Advise do NOT mix them up )

The Hinge Covers are U-shaped. Pop them up, and off.
The Display Bezel is the thin plastic frame in front of the LCD screen.
Resembles a picture frame.

It is pretty flexible, and pretty tough. (Space-age plastic)
Removal method is to use your fingertips, and flex the inside edges, of the Right side, and Left side.

Flex the inside edge up a little on both sides.
The Display Bezel snaps into the Display Enclosure.
(Laptop closed looking at top. That plastic cover is the Display Enclosure)

There are tabs on the Outside edges of the Display Bezel, and matching tabs on the Inside edges of the Display Enclosure.
When the Display Bezel is removed, there is a snapping sound for the release of the tabs.

If gently flexing up on the inside edges, Left and Right side, of the Display Bezel is not working;

Flex the middle of the inside edge, UP, of the Left side of the bezel.
Carefully work a finger towards the Top. The tabs should start releasing.
Now do the same for the Right side of the bezel.

Go towards the bottom now.
After the Display Bezel is released, you may have to slide it a little bit, one way or the other, to remove it. (Latch)

Display Bezel fully removed, there are 6 Philips head screws to remove from the corners of the Screen Frame, of the Display Assembly.
These screws hold the Display Assembly TO the Display Enclosure.

ONE screw at the Top two corners, TWO screws at the Bottom, for each corner.

EASE the Display Assembly up. DO NOT go too far. You have to disconnect the Display LED Cable, from the Display Panel Cable.
Now remove the Display Assembly.

Remove the Display Hinges from the Screen Frame.

(The metal frame that surrounds the LCD assembly, is the Screen Frame.
Note* The LCD screen is an assembly. It is composed of layers, and these layers are aligned by the factory. Then the Screen Frame is put around the layers )

There are 6 screws to remove in order to remove the Display Hinges.
3 on each side, (3 for each Hinge)

There are also screws which can be removed, and this will take the Screen Frame apart.
Suggest ONLY remove the Hinge, to Screen Frame screws.

Carefully remove the sticky tape, (REAL sticky), from the Display Panel Cable, where it attaches to the LCD screen (Assembly)
Now you can carefully disconnect the Display Panel Cable.

Reverse these steps to replace the LCD screen.
(The LED Backlight is a series of LED lights. They are an integral part of the LCD screen assembly)

Please dispose of the LCD screen properly.

Observe the routing of the various cables through their respective channels, and latches. They MUST be reinstalled in the SAME routing.
(WLAN Module cables, Display Panel Cable, Webcam cable, Microphone Cable, etc)

If you do not own an ESD wrist strap, I would advise buying one, and wearing it. (Also make sure it's alligator clip is connected to a good ground source)
The average cost is around $3 to $6.
Just one example,

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware components, of a computer.
Wear an ESD wrist strap, with it connected to a good ground source, and your laptop is SAFE.

It isn't the Display Assembly side that concerns me so much, as the motherboard side after the Top Cover is removed.

Two disassembly pictorial guides that may help. It's for an HP pavilion DV6 series of Notebook PC, but differs slightly from your particular model,

[ Top Cover for yours is all one piece. No separate Switch Cover.
No screw covers, and screws next to the base of the Hinges. (At the Body of the laptop)

There are 3 screws that hold each Hinge to the Screen Frame, not 2 as in the article. { LCD removal)

Shows good detail for unlocking the Locking Bar.
Guitar pick is a method I use sometimes. May be best for you ]

1) Removing the Display Assembly;

2) Replacing the LCD screen;

For additional questions, comments, or to have me clarify anything I have stated, please post in a Comment.


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I have whirlpool A CLASS fridge how do i reverse the door

  • I cannot confirm weather your fridge had reversible doors as you listed no model but the standard for fridges that can reverse the door swing are changed by doing this -
  1. You will see little plastic covers on the opposite side where the hinges and handles are currently located now.
  2. There are some little clips that hinge the screws on the top and bottom of each handle.
  3. Remove these little covers with a small flathead screwdriver.
  4. Now remove the screws holding the freezer and refrigerator handles on.
  5. Now pop the screw hole covers on the side of the frig/freezer you will using.
  6. Now place and fasten with screws the handles on the other side of the frig/freezer door.
  7. Now remove the top freezer hinge first by removing the 3 screws on top.
  8. Now pull up on the hinge (save the spacer).
  9. Now pull up on the freezer door.
  10. Now remove the screws on the middle hinge.
  11. Now pull up and remove the middle hinge while holding the frig door steady (save the spacer).
  12. Now pull up on the frig door and set to the side.
  13. Now remove the screws on the bottom hinge (save the spacer).
  14. Now put the screw hole covers you removed from the other side in the screw hole exposed from the screws you just removed.
  • The switch
  1. Start with the bottom hinge and place it on the opposite side (don't forget the spacer).
  2. Place the frig door on the bottom hinge and the place the middle hinge in the hole at the top of the frig door.
  3. Fasten the middle hinge.
  4. Place freezer door on the middle hinge.
  5. Put the freezer door in it's natural position to make putting the top hinge on possible.
  6. Screw the top hinge in.
  7. Job complete.
Regards, Tony

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How do i change the hinge on thhe refrigerator door? Thanks for your help!


Unplug the refrigerator and remove all food and utility bins from the doors. With the door open, remove the grille from the bottom of the refrigerator. Close the door.

Step 2
Remove the cover from the top hinge with the putty knife. Remove the three screws underneath, then remove the hinge. Take off the freezer door.

Step 3
Remove the three screws from the center hinge, then remove the hinge. Take off the refrigerator door.

Step 4
Remove the two screws from the bottom hinge, then remove the hinge. Replace with the new hinge and insert the two screws.

Step 5
Seat the refrigerator door on the bottom hinge and close the door. Fasten the new center hinge with the three old screws.

Step 6
Seat the freezer door on the center hinge and close the door. Fasten the top hinge and replace the top hinge cover.

Step 7
Replace the base grille, and plug the refrigerator back in.

Good luck in solving the problem with the solutions provided....

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My B120 display will change to all vertical lines. when I bend the screen area back a little, the display returns to normal.

Reseat the video cable connection under the keyboard, and tighten all the screws on the chassis that are related to the LCD hinges (LCD ground is thru the hinge and if screws come loose, the ground get weak.) also inspect the LCD cable where it goes thru the hinge cover assy, that is were you are likely to break a wire.

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Check out page 86 for the display schematics. Page 120 outlines the dis-assembly. Page 154 actually describes the screws of which you speak. You may be able to purchase them locally.

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Unplug the AC adapter from the computer. Remove the battery from the computer. Open the display 180 degrees until it lies flat on your work surface. With a small screwdriver, gently pry up the right-hand side of the hinge cover. Gently remove the hinge cover moving from right to left. Remove the 2 screws at the top of the keyboard. Lift the keyboard up and hold it up and slightly forward so you can access the keyboard connector. Lift the latch on the connector and slide the cable out. Use a small screwdriver to remove the coin-cell battery. Wait a minute or so and replace the battery, keyboard, and hinge cover by reversing the removal process. Your BIOS password should now be cleared.

Be careful to ensure that the hinge cover is properly seated before attempting to close the display as it is easily damaged.

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Order a front bezel and a hinge kit from any where on the internet for your model

There are screws on the front face cover of your display remove and replace remove the keyboard and there are 3 screws on each hinge to remove.

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