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Gateway NX550XL, I have a cracked LCD panel, I have a brand new LCD panel that I am ready to install. I've been searching for a guide on how to replace the panel and what I should be careful of but I've not found anything helpful.

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Use right tool for the screws(under the little gumdrop stickies)

and when you pry the bezel off the front, start at the bottom, where the panel pivots just above the keyboard..I use an ultrathin blade screwdriver, open it a touch, and then a wooden popsicle stick to go along the inside edge..be especially careful at the top, where the cam or the 'ears' to keep it closed, are.

when reinstalling it..use firm, but not strong pressure until you feel it snap to.

Hope that helps.

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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