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Need to replace LCD screen on Equium L20-197

I have to replace the lcd screen on this laptop, (part # PSL 2ZE). I can't find disassembly manuals anywhere. Is there a step by step guide for this?


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  • emlyn98 Mar 06, 2009

    It's a Toshiba Equium L20-197. Part #: PSL2ZE-001002CY

  • emlyn98 Mar 07, 2009

    EL Geek. Thanks for that. I'll take photos and make copious notes. All the best.

  • emlyn98 Mar 07, 2009

    1 other thing, Do you think this is something someone with a mid-level hardware knowledge could undertake to replace, or should I steer clear? Also, do I need any glues for holding the lcd in place?


  • emlyn98 May 22, 2009

    Thanks for asking. I got an offer of a replacement laptop, so I took it. The old one's gone off to laptop heaven. Thanks for the pointers though.

    All the best.


  • MadeletricO
    MadeletricO May 11, 2010

    what make and model labtop do you have?



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I can testify that you will have an incredibly hard time finding a step by step guide on how to change a laptop screen. My best advice would be to get a digital camera and take pictures, pictures and more pictures. Work slowly and methodically and takes notes, particularly on where you disconnect color coded cables. I have changed screens on numerous brand and models and I can tell you, they have never been the same. Good luck.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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    Carlos Soto Mar 07, 2009

    Anyone with mid-level experience should know enough to be careful. I know that the laptops are not only held by screws, but by little plastic latches that can break easily. Picture two interlocking "L"''s, and if you lift up incorrectly the shorter part of the "L" will break and no longer hook onto the other "L" when you put it back together. I can only stress to be careful and think forward. I normally charge $200 plus the cost of the parts and it takes me just less of an hour, less time if I have done that particular model before (because I have my notes and pictures). Good luck.

  • Carlos Soto
    Carlos Soto May 22, 2009

    Just curious, checking how things worked out with your repair?



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