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Need to remove the screen from my emachines 5405 laptop

The screen on my laptop (emachines M5405) is broken (went dead),,, Best Buy Geeks told me it would cost $1,100 to replace the screen! I simply connected the laptop to an external monitor and I'm back in business (albeit it's now a desktop). I want to remove the laptop screen completely so that the laptop can fit comfortably in front on the external monitor. Can it be reomoved? And if so, how?
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  • beckster1952 Feb 01, 2009

    Thank you for your swift response... I removed the screws but the screen doesn't budge at all. Does it have to be forced off or should it sort of slide off?



  • beckster1952 Feb 01, 2009

    Thank you for your swift response... I removed the screws but the screen doesn't budge at all. Does it have to be forced off or should it sort of slide off?



  • beckster1952 Feb 01, 2009

    done!!! You Da Man !!!

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    is there a way i could take out my laptops screen and replace it with one from an older monitor,im not worried about it fitting back on the laptop


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The laptop screen is secured to the laptop with screws at the hinges.
There are usually two screws per hinge. The LCD screen has one ribbon cable and possibly a power connector for the back lighting attached to the motherboard near the hinges. Disconnect these, they are under the plastic panel next to the hinges.

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    Chris Hingee Feb 01, 2009

    I have removed and replaced screens on various laptops and have found they slide off - if you position the screen in a vertical position you should be able to lift it off in a vertical position it may be a bit tight.

    You need to disconnect the LCD cables from the motherboard first before you can remove the screen.


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