How do I take out the screen on my HP G71 -329WM laptop
I have a HP Pavilion zv6000 laptop and have replaced both the screen and the hinges, plus a few friends laptop screens all the same way. First remove the battery and unplug the laptop. To replace the screen you will need to to remove the hard drive and remove all the screws form the underside of the laptop to allow access to the underside of the keyboard as the connectors for the screen are under the bezel above the keyboard. Opening the lid all the way will make it easier to get under the keyboard t and bezel then disconnect the power, video signal, and wifi connectors. Might be 1 or 2 or 3 separate connectors. Carefully removed the rubber plugs from the front of the screen and stored them so you didn't loose them. Using a small screwdriver, remove the screws under the plugs. Using a flat screwdriver or small thin blade, carefully separate the bezel around the outside of the screen, it may be glued together so take care not to crack the plastic. At this point would can see the screen screwed in to the hinges and the back of the lid and what screws need to be removed. The wifi antenna is usually attached to both the screen and the lid via tape so take care when removing the screen. Place the new screen back and attach the hinges and connectors, making sure to place the wifi antenna back where it was located properly. At this point I plug in the laptop and verify the HP logo or POST screen appears whe I turn it on, showing that the connections are ok before unplugging and continuing to replace the remaining screws, hard drive and finally battery. Depending on how the bezel around the screen is attached, you might want to use double stick tape as the glue no longer holds the front and back together around the screen. Depending on how mechanical you are, figure between 30 and 60 minutes to replace the screen the first time.
Dec 03, 2010 |