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Display removal OK, so I need to remove the keyboard, but to do so I have to remove the display. But I don't see how it comes off. You said unclip, but I guess I'm dense as I don't see how. Can you help?

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    Thank you very much for the two helpful responses. We'll give it a try.



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You display can either be stand-alone which means it it not attached to the entire top cover this you can tell by looking on the side edges of your laptop. if it is indeedstand alone then you will have to use a very thin flat screwdriver to push tne clips inwards and then you would have to pull upwards the first set of clips you must uphinge and located at the back of the laptop where the lcd joins to the main body when those are inclipped it shouldbe loose enough to see where the remaining clips are located. If its not stand alone this means the entire top cover is one piece and thus you would also unclip the back first but then you will have to unclip the sides and front the same way thus the entire top cover including the synaptic pad will come loose, along with the keyboard.

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