Removing the case for a Compaq 7020 17 in LCD monitor
I'm trying to remove the cover for a Compaq 7020 17 in monitor. I have removed all the screws, but something is holding it together on each side about half way between the top and bottom. How does the case split apart?
Re: Removing the case for a Compaq 7020 17 in LCD monitor
The case has 2 plastic snaps en each side as well as 3 snaps at the top Use a flat-head screwdriver in the **** between the gray and black plastic. Twist the gray plastic away from the black plastic, and this will snap the part appart
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You need to use flat thin blade screw driver to crack open the case, starting at the bottom edge of the case first, you may need two screw drivers, when it starting to come apart, leave one screw driver in the partially opening section so it not snap back together while you tackle another section of the case. Most monitors cases these day do not have small slot to show where you should crack open the case at, they just do not want you to fix it.
I personally haven't worked on this monitor, but most monitors are held together with plastic clips on either side of the casing.
After removing the stand and all other screws, you will need to use a small flat-head screwdriver (or something of that nature) to pry apart the clips. Find the crease/gap in the plastic where the casing of the monitor comes together. Insert the screwdriver and gently twist and pry the casing apart. When you hear the first click/snap indicating the first clip has come apart, follow the gap with the screwdriver, prying it apart each time you reach an area of resistance. Do this all the way around the monitor.
Keep in mind that after you open up all the clips, the LCD panel and boards may be screwed either the front casing or most likely the back casing. So you must first unscrew the mounting screws inside the monitor to remove the back cover. Also be careful unhooking ribbon or speaker cables that attach the circuit boards of the monitor to the front casing.
chrisc257, Yes, you too, will need to watch some video clips @YOUTUBE !!! Search and view 6 to 10minute clips of "LCD monitor disassembly" and "LCD monitor repair" and stuff relating to "bad capacitors in lcd monitors" . Are you doing this as a SCHOOL SCIENCE PROJECT that you will be graded on? First remove the pedestal stand from the back cover.(screws or some locking TABS) Then remove screws from back cover. If you can see them. then un-snap the cover from the front bezel. Watch how they do it on youtube and be careful not to injure yourself or the monitor LCD panel.. GOOD LUCK GUY, YOU'RE ON YOU'RE OWN NOW!! 12fixlouie
Usually the stem has a plastic cover that hides the securing screws from view. You must pry up the cover to reveal the screws securing the stem to the monitor. This is most easily done with a Plastic pry bar or plastic putty knife. Hope this helps you with your problem.
after removing all the screws, i used a knife to remove the plastic casing surrounding the monitor. that exposed four screws that when removed, released the base from the monitor. it was just a matter of putting the casing back together. thanks
I hope I can help, It doesn't open from the back, it opens from the front.... carefully! There are four support screws, which hold the LCD screen to the desk stand,after removing all the support screws (4) on the back under the support stand cover.(which pull up to remove) (Remember! the whole case and face frame is plastic, so take your time). Work to separate the black face frame around the LCD from the silver case. Its held together by small plastic clips on the face frame to the wall on the LCD case. Start at one of the corners and slowly pry the face frame and silver case apart. (separate it inch by inch, work your way around the case carefully. If one corner doesn't give, go to another side.
Putting back together works reverse, the face frame and the case snap back together, Carefully! And replace screws (4).
P.S. I have three LCD models from Westinghouse, LCM-22w2, L2210NW and the L1916HW. They all open the same way.
1st remove the base cover by by squeezing to release the clips and remove the 6 base mounting screws. 2nd remove the 5 screws in the back cover. 3rd push and pry at the parting line to release the clips. 4th remove the base mount by removing the two attaching screws and sliding it down about a quarter inch. 5th remove the steel cover by removing the 4 wires, two screws from power outlet, two bolts from vga plug, and the other screw in the cover. and there you have it.
After removing the back cover screws that you saw, ok, there is a screw
under the stand holder. Remove the cover that covers the stand holder
joints. you can remove it using a flat head screw driver, it is
removeable only it appeares stuck to the back cover. After you unscrew,
use flat head screw driver and carefully by pushing to the side
of the LCD bend. Carefull you might break the cover. Good Luck.
1- Remove the four screws in the back of the monitor. Two are in the bottom corners and two more near the bottom center ( these hold the stand in place). 2- Remove the stand. 3-The case back is held on by the four screws and a number of plastic pressure clips. After removing the screws: using a fairly wide flat bladed screw driver; insert the blade in either of the two slots on the bottom edge of the case and twist with medium force. This begins the seperation of the back from the rest of the monitor. As the crack widens, begin moving the blade of the screw driver along the widening crack (around the case edge) and twisting gently. This releases each pressure clip in turn. Separate the case back from the rest of the monitor.
I did this this way with my monitor. It works. Good luck.