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Changing out an LCD screen

I need a step by step instuctions...to me it sounds easy to do, but before I attempt something I have never done before, friends recommended I try to find a youtube video showing me how. I am also concerned about the broken glass. Still solid screen, but cracked. Thanks!!

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  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Oct 26, 2012

    I need the laptop manufacturer name and model number.......The model number is on the bottom of the laptop. Otherwise you just get generic info you could find -> ANYWHERE. I may be able to find a link to a Service Manual for you, and post pictorial guides. Plus I have a COUPLE of years at laptop repair, lol! Post back in a Comment. Regards, joecoolvette

  • lsmacazo
    lsmacazo Oct 28, 2012

    Hello, I have a HP Pavilion dv6-3225dx. The two bottom screws are unreachable as the laptop is even, top and bottom. reallyt stupied way this computer was put together..

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    lsmacazo Oct 28, 2012

    here is my email lsmacazo@yahoo.com

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Ismacazo, do NOT post your email addy on here!

HP Support > Pavilion DV6-3225dx Notebook PC > Main Support page,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=5051461&

In the list click on - Manuals
In the list click on -
HP Pavilion dv6 Entertainment PC - Maintenance and Service Guide

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=5051461&

(Took you the 'long way', because I want you to have all information on your laptop )

[ Ignore if you are aware;
This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which use PDF files.
After you click on the above file name it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

The PDF file is downloading in the background. It is a Temporary Download.
I didn't want you to click, and think nothing is happening.

The Zoom In icon at the Top ( + ) increases the view size.
The Zoom Out icon ( - ) decreases the view size ]

In the Bookmarks menu to the Left, click on the + sign to the left of -
Illustrated parts catalog
Click on the + sign to the left of -
Display assembly components
Finally click right on - BrightView display assembly spare parts.

Just wanted you to see all the components involved.
Now you see why the Display Assembly must be removed.

Go back to the Bookmarks menu, and this time click on the + sign to the left of -
Removal and replacement procedures
Click on the + sign to the left of -
Component replacement procedures

Scroll the sidebar down, click right on -
BrightView display assembly

Underneath Number 4 in blue, are the various components you must remove, in order to remove the Display Assembly.
They are listed in order, and in blue.

Suggested procedure is to click on each component listed, and in order.
When going to remove the next component in the list;

1) Put your mouse cursor, in the Adobe Reader page number box at the top. Left-click once. Everything in the page number box should now be highlighted in blue.

2) Type 77, or 78.
3) Press the Enter key.
Takes you right back to the page you were on.
(Or use the Bookmarks menu)

The Display Assembly MUST be removed, in order to remove the Display Bezel, and LCD screen.

NOTES*
1) Once the Screw Covers are removed, (I just lightly stick them to the Display Bezel for safekeeping), and the Philips head screws, the Display Bezel is flexed to remove.

Yes I read about it being broken. I would cut out cardboard from a cereal box, that just fits inside the Display Bezel, and lay it over the broken LCD screen.
Then use a thick guitar pick, or similar tool, (I use a Spudger Tool. About $3), ease up the middle of the inside, of the Display Bezel.
It is now flexed up a little bit. Use the fingers of your other hand, move over from the point you are at now, and ease up on the bezel.

The Display Bezel is made of space-age plastic. Pretty TOUGH stuff.
You do have to use care, but it isn't all that breakable.
Of course there are those of us, who could damage steel balls in a sand pile, with a rubber mallet.

The Display Bezel has Latches going around it, on the inside perimeter.
There are matching Tabs on the Display Cover.
When removing, the release of the Latches/Tabs sounds like you are breaking something. Snap, snap, snap.
Just wanted you to be aware.

Keep popping each Latch from it's Tab, and going along the Display Bezel.
Once you are at about 2/3 of the way or less, the bezel will come off.
The LCD screen should be PROPERLY disposed of, and NOT go in household trash.

2) Keyboard Cable:
The Keyboard Cable STAYS attached to the Keyboard. It disconnects FROM the motherboard connector.
The Keyboard Cable is an FFC. Flat Flex Cable.
One example of a FFC,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flat-Flex-Cable.jpg

Note that the Keyboard cable does Not have a connector on the end.
Note also those flat terminal strips of the cable.
The cable MUST be realigned in the SAME position, it was originally before being removed.

For this reason you may wish to make a mark on one side of the cable, and a matching mark on the same side of the motherboard connector, BEFORE removing.

The motherboard connector is a style of ZIF connector.
Zero Insertion Force.
It is composed of two pieces, but does NOT come completely apart.

The larger rectangular bottom piece is referred to as the BODY.
The smaller upper rectangular piece is the Locking Bar.
For your style the Locking Bar flips up to a 90 degree position, or also stated as straight up.

IF, the Locking Bar is broken, and/or the hinge pins on the Body for it, you are looking at MOTHERBOARD REPLACEMENT, and why I am being so detailed about this.
BE CAREFUL.

3) Use an ESD wrist strap, and have it's alligator clip attached to a good ground source.
Cost averages from $3 to $6. Pretty cheap insurance to make SURE you do Not fry out your laptop.

Here is but one example,

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103245

Why worry Joe? Because the Static electricity your body carries, WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside the laptop.
You won't see it, or feel it. It isn't like taking your coat off in winter.
Poof! And you won't even know what happened.

I connect to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an open, empty desktop computer case. I feel an Anti-Static Mat is not warranted. (I also do not want my wrist connected to the ground source, of the utility company, and where bumbling utility lineman work on )

You can also set a large metal serving tray (Unpainted), on the table you are working on, and connect to it.
Or a large metal knickknack. (Unpainted)

4) The Top Cover (Palm Rest Cover) also has Latches on it, and the Base Enclosure has matching Tabs. After all of the appropriate screws are removed, suggest use a thick guitar pick, (Or Spudger Tool), and start popping the Top Cover loose.

It pops off similar to the Display Bezel, but does Not flex. (Shouldn't)

5) After you replace the LCD screen, and have the Display Assembly all back together, suggest you not attach it yet. Hook the Video Cable up, and see if the display works first, then turn off, remove ALL power, and reinstall the Display Assembly.

You can find out quick if you got the Video Cable to LCD screen connection on tight, and the motherboard connection.

Searches on the internet for a replacement LCD screen, reveal LED backlighting is used.
Therefore there will be NO screen Inverter.

http://www.laptopscreen.com/English/model/HP-Compaq/PAVILION~DV6-3225DX/

Make SURE you get the correct LCD screen.

A) http://www.insidemylaptop.com/replace-broken-screen-hp-pavilion-dv6-laptop/

B) http://www.insidemylaptop.com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dv6-laptop/

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

( I have a 500,000 Volt DC license in my pocket, and am a qualified Journey Lineman. I can slam bumbling utility company linemen, Lol!)

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It is easy to do. And dont worry about the glass it will all stay together. Usually there are little rubber bumpers around the edge of the Bezel. Pull those off and there will be screws behind them. Take out all the screws and then stick your fingers between the screen and the Bezel and pry it off. Once you have the Bezel off depending on your model you may be able to get to the screws on the side that hold the LCD in. There should be like 4 very small screws on each side of the screen. If you can't get to the screws you will need to remove the screws along the edge that hold the hinge rails to the cover. Let the cover hang back and then take out the LCD screws on the side. Then peel back the tape holding the video cable on the back of the LCD and very gently pull it out. Then pull out the other connector for the inverter and voila it's out. Then just do in reverse to put it back. It's really easy and usually only takes me 20-30 min. Granted I've done tons of these so it make take u a lil longer but theres nothing to be afraid of and is a great learning experience. Watching a YouTube video first is a great idea. It's what I did the first time! Hope this helps u and good luck!

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