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Cracked Screen I wish to replace the cracked screen but all video help says that there are screws to remove to lift the bezel from the screen. I've checked VERY carefully and there are NO screws or plastic covers. The screen bezel seems integral with the hinges but the outer cover feels like it might simply unsnap off leaving all the electronics fastened to the screen and/or bezel. I'm reluctant to use force without further information. Thank you.

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    joecoolvette Nov 01, 2012

    Mike, Mike, the laptop manufacturer name, and model number, in a Comment. The model number can be found on the bottom of the laptop. Once we get that info............we're on our way!

  • Mike Small Nov 01, 2012

    The netbook is an Acer Aspire one 753-u362ki [Model MS2296] - Thanks



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Uh! Me and my mouth! Lol!

Naturally a Netbook I have not dealt with yet.
HOWEVER, all is not lost...........................

I'm looking at the video. (Which hurts my eyes. HOLD the camera still! lol!)
I see. No screw covers, no screws, for the LCD Panel Bezel.

This means the LCD Panel Bezel does indeed just 'pop off', AND yes, the Hinge Covers are an integral part of the LCD Panel Bezel.

This means all power needs to be removed, (AC adapter {Charger}, and Battery), Switch Cover removed, Keyboard removed, and Top Cover removed (Palm Rest Cover), then the LCD Panel Bezel can carefully be 'popped off'.

The LCD Panel Cover, (Display Cover. I am adding Acer nomenclature as we go), has Latches around it's inside perimeter.
The LCD Panel Bezel has matching Tabs.

The Tabs snap into the Latches.
NO 'circuitry' attached TO the LCD Panel bezel itself, EXCEPT the wires going to the webcam, to my belief.
Watch when removing LCD Panel Bezel.

Have to take off Switch Cover (Plastic rectangular cover above the Keyboard, and below the LCD screen), in order to remove the Keyboard.
Keyboard removed to remove the Top Cover.
Top Cover removed so the Hinge Covers will come out, with the LCD Panel Bezel.

Look down in the Battery Compartment. Do you see Philips head screws that look like they would go up into the Switch Cover?
With no exact information accessible I have to go with rudimentary procedures used in various laptop models.

May be two to three screws. One in the middle, one on each side of it.
It also may be just the style of Switch Cover that pops off.
I do not see any indicator LED's, and the Power On button is not placed in the Switch Cover, so there SHOULD not be any wires attached to the Switch Cover to be concerned about.

There may be screws on the bottom of the laptop for the Keyboard. Usually these are marked by a KB, or Keyboard, or Keyboard symbol, if so.
If there are no screws holding the Keyboard on top, look for small thin rectangular latches you depress, above the top edge of the Keyboard.
Number varies, but one example using 3 latches would be;
One above in-between the F2 and F3 keys, F7 and F8 keys, and PrtSc/Insert keys.

6 in this pictorial example,

View photos in Steps 8, 9, and 10.

A NOTE about the Keyboard Cable, and the matching motherboard connector:

The Keyboard Cable STAYS attached to the Keyboard.
It disconnects from the motherboard connector.
There is NO connector, or plug on the end of the Keyboard Cable.
The Keyboard Cable is a FFC. Flat Flex Cable.
One example of a FFC,

The Keyboard Cable MUST be reinstalled in the same direction, as it was originally. For this reason you may wish to make a mark (Sharpee), on one side of the cable, and a matching mark on the same side of the motherboard connector.

The motherboard connector is a type of ZIF connector.
Zero Insertion Force.
It is composed of TWO parts, but does NOT come completely apart!

The Bottom part is a large rectangle block, and is Stationary on the motherboard. This is the BODY.
The upper smaller rectangular part is the Locking Bar.

The Locking Bar styles used presently, are the Slide Type, as shown in the above link, (Steps 10, 111, and 12), and the Flip Up style.

1) Locked;

2) Unlocked;

IF, the Locking Bar is broken, or the Body, this means -
MOTHERBOARD REPLACEMENT, and why I am being so detailed.

The thumbnails are used to ease the Sliding Type up towards the LCD screen.
Distance is approximately 2mm, or stated as a little larger than 1/16th of an Inch.
About the width of this capital letter -> O

Harddrive, Ram Memory module/s, optical drive, (May be screws to remove from Base Enclosure to Top Panel located at outside edge, that optical drive covered when installed), are removed.

This is to help protect these items from possible Static shock damage, and to access screws that cannot be accessed without their removal.

ALL screws are removed from the bottom of the laptop. Look for hidden screws down in the Ram Memory compartment, harddrive compartment, etc.
The Top Cover also has Latches, that snap into Tabs of the Base Enclosure.
The Top Cover is 'popped off' also.

To conclude;

ALL power removed, Switch Cover removed, Keyboard removed, and Top Cover. (Palm Rest Cover)
Then watching your fingertips on the cracked LCD screen, the inside edge of the LCD Panel Bezel is flexed up a little in the top right, or top left side.
(Away from the webcam)

Fingers are used to slide under the bezel, and keep popping the Latch/Tab/s loose.
(If you do not have computer gloves, you may wish to cut cardboard from a cereal box, that just fits inside the LCD screen opening, in the LCD Panel Bezel.
Thin cardboard helps protect your fingertips from cracked LCD screen)

Hope I have helped answer your question, sorry the info is so generic.
Wish I had a Service Manual available, or more information.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


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    joecoolvette Nov 01, 2012

    EDIT: "Steps 10, 11, and 12." Pretty sure there is NO Step 111, lol!


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