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Replacing the whole monitor screen and bezel

I have a perfectly running gateway MX6448 notebook with a broken monitor. I have a replacement monitor and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to how to remove the old one? I have the screen and bezel both, so I would assume it is removed at the hinges and then plugged into the MOBO. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Replacing the whole monitor screen and bezel

Usually there is a plastic cover that snaps off right about the keyboard that covers the hinges. It is sometimes screwed from the bottom of the notebook thought. Once that is removed you should have a clearer view of what needs to be done. Sometimes there is a few screws from the bottom or back of the system that hold the hinges and sometimes the screws are on top of the hinges. You should also see all the cables that go from the screen to the system, unplug those. Hopefully that is all you need to do, but sometimes you have to remove the keyboard and palmrest to get the screen off. Good Luck!

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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I suggest looking on eBay for a donor chassis.
Sometimes they can be had relatively cheap CLICK HERE (this one has both hinges broken however) - and sometimes just the parts you are looking for are available CLICK HERE (this is for the RHS one though).

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Good Luck!! Thanks for using FixYa - a FixYa rating is appreciated!!

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