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Laptop display replacement

How do I remove the laptop hinge so that I can replace the display. This 6 yr old model was "fancy" and the speakers make screen replacement difficult. How do I undo the hinge?

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  • lou87 Jul 26, 2013

    With the Acer aspire 8920G, a luxury model 6 years ago with >18 inch screen, etc the screen replacement was more difficult than most. I found this post from 2011 and it did the trick although as a newbie I had to extrapolate a lot. Here is the post: To remove the front bezel you need to detach the screen from the base. Remove screws form the base (only half of them need to come out towards the screen. Also remove the hinge covers (where the power cable and lock are). Under here are circuits for the LED lights, i removed these and the metal base also for ease of access. Then use a credit card or similar to detach the speaker cover above the keyboard. Then you can access the hinge screws (hinge also attached by two screws from base). Be very careful with the wires etc, you can unplug some (but make sure you have earthed yourself etc) I didnt bother, just be careful when moving laptop around. Then gently you can take the screen away from the base, again be careful, when laying down make sure no wires are being stretched etc. You can then remove all the screws from the bezel. Use credit card again to 'unsnap' it from the screen, dont be forceful as you dont want to break your screen after all this hassle. The two bottom corners is where i had most difficulty, in actually taking it off to get to the inverter. Once the bezel is off, you can remove the connections to your broken inverter and replace with your new one. One screw attaching it. The carefully reassemble your laptop, and hopefully it will work again. *disclaimer: doing this worked for me, I will not be held responsible for anyone breaking their laptop by following these instructions. i do recommend reading the service manual first. **note to Acer: your customer support sucks, and your assembly doubly sucks. if you have a known issue with a part dont make it a b**** to get to just so you can make more money in service repairs.

  • lou87 Jul 26, 2013

    Bottom line, it worked! NYC repair shops wanted more than $200 just for the labor - there were a heck of alot of screws involved and some creative work along the way.

  • lou87 Jul 26, 2013

    Thanks to the community for your interest and replies. This is a good thing!

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I have a problem with my hp laptop monitor's hinges, could you link where you were able to purchase those hinges?

Also, make sure you monitor's ribbon cable isn't missing any wires or that all of those wires are fully contacting.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Compaq Presario Laptop (M2000 series) hinge

Very easy to replace if you can get new ones. Remove the batter and remove all screws under the battery as well as all the screws to the right and left of the battery location (3 on the V5000). Now back on the other side gently pry up on the portion of the "keyboard area" directly above the keyboard. A small keyboard will make this handy

Now you'll see screws holding the monitor the the notebook. Remove those screws and the monitor will be freed. Be careful with the wireless antenna wires and xvga cable. Now remove all the little rubber pads from the monitor and you'll find all the screws underneath. Remove those and you'll see how the hinges are attached to the monitor. There are three screws directly to the screen and a few to the frame on each side. Remove those and the hinges will come off.

Replacement hinges are available from HP's website for about $50 + shipping but call them up and give them *hit and see if they'll help you out.

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Here are the Service Manuals to show you how to get the case open and replace the hinge:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=179111&taskId=135&pro
dTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=395732

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Anything cosmetic is never covered under warrany unless there is a recall from the company and I don't remember hearing any recalls from Acer recently.

Only thing I can suggest is to get a hold of Acer and explain the situation and see if threre was or is a recall on your model.

My best solution, go to this page:
https://secure2.tx.acer.com/FixMyAcer3/FixMyAcer.aspx

Either fill out the form or call the number and see what they can do.

Let me know what they say and If they can't help at all then there is other routes we can try to take to keep costs down.


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SOURCE: Gateway CX2620 Swivel Screen Laptop

This is the worst solution I've ever heard. This guy is trying to steer you wrong I'm pretty sure. There is zero point in removing all the screws from under the batter/ zero point to removing the area around the power button. Absolute BS. The only part to remove is the part just above the top of the keyboard (silver strip with some black). Then by removing that you can pry the swivel black plastic cover off. Whatever you do.. do not follow Scott's writeup here. I'm telling you. It's sad it's stayed up so long.. so had to warn.

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1. Diagnose the problem with your computer. Watch the screen from the moment you hit the power button through the time it should take to boot into the Operating System.
Adjust the computer's contrast and brightness through their full ranges to make sure that the display settings have not been changed.
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1. Diagnose the problem with your computer. Watch the screen from the moment you hit the power button through the time it should take to boot into the Operating System.
Adjust the computer's contrast and brightness through their full ranges to make sure that the display settings have not been changed.
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Find the monitor cable's connection to the motherboard. Turn your computer over and remove any plates that may cover the point of connection. Note the orientation of the cables before disconnecting them.
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Purchase a compatible replacement motherboard or video card, and install yourself or pay a professional technician to do so if you do not feel comfortable performing the repair.

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1. Diagnose the problem with your computer. Watch the screen from the moment you hit the power button through the time it should take to boot into the Operating System.
Adjust the computer's contrast and brightness through their full ranges to make sure that the display settings have not been changed.
Reset the computer's LCD-External Monitor display with the LCD/External Monitor key combination and reboot the computer.
Continue to Step 2 if the screen is blank throughout the booting process.

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Purchase a compatible replacement LCD and install it yourself, or pay a professional technician to do so if you do not feel comfortable performing the repair.

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Replace the monitor yourself by removing the old monitor. Remove the hinge covers by gently prying them. Check if they are screwed to the computer before prying.
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