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Gateway FPD2485W how do I replace the LCD

Hi, Usually don't have much problem working on these types of things, but I am having trouble getting into this monitor without hurting it. I know somebody out there knows where the internal clips are, and the release points. I just cant find the right combo. Please help if you can. Thanks..... Also if you have any pointers on replacing the LCD once I have it open feel free to pass them on. Thanks again.

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  • MTHADDOCK Apr 15, 2008


    Hi Jerry, I have bought three of them on ebay. One of them has all the right working parts to fix the other two, but I am having trouble getting into it. I have removed the three visible screws at the bottom. There are two what appear to be power buttons next to where the other screws are. They may not even be power buttons, ? they may just cover 2 more screws and it will easily open. But they don't wont to pop out and if I use any more force it will brake it. I guess I will know then, but after years of taking computers and laptops apart I know it is probably a clip or hidden screw or someone saying don't worry just pop those buttons out of there and get on with it. So if you have any ideas ? Thanks in advance. Mike

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    my lcd is doing the lines thing, do i need to replace it or should i just buy a new one, replace the lcd i mean?

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For most models, replacing an LCD panel is very close to the cost of a complete new monitor.


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I have not worked on this model of set. I was thinking along the same lines as you are. I do remember some monitors having hidden tabs under the edge of the cabinet. I had to use a very thin blade to reach the tabs. It was something like a remote control where you have to find the tabs to open it.

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