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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?
Thank you,
Ronnie

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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?

    Thanks,

    Ronnie

  • 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?

    Thanks,

    Ronnie

  • 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.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

  • Chris Hingee
    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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