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Replace LCD for Presario C502US Laptop.

I have never taken apart a laptop and would like to know if it is difficult to replace the lcd in mind. Where can I find instructions ?


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I can give you some general advice. I haven't worked on your particular model, but I can help guide toward what you want to do. To remove the LCD screen, you have two main goals: 1) disconnect the signal cable and 2) remove the LCD screen at the hinges. Depending on the model, you will need to remove the cover between the keyboard and the hinges, the hinge covers, and perhaps the keyboard too. The ribbon cable that connects to the LCD matrix is under that cover between the keyboard and the hinges. The cover also covers up the screws for the hinges. Get to that LCD and unplug it first; then remove the screws for the hinges. The voltage inverter that jacks the +18 volts up to +600 volts for the screen backlight is usually either under the cover above the keyboard or behind the bezel beneath the screen. Good luck!

Posted on Oct 08, 2008


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