Re: I have broken my front screen bezel from the left end...
ASUS screwed US buyers of this lcd bezel for UL30A. I have been searching for the part for 7 months. I even purchased the part at asusparts.eu. After 2 months I had to request a refund. One ebay user sold me theirs for $47 after they searched for the part for a year. Now I need two bezels.
I also found this site http://estore.asus.com/shop/category.asp?catid=627 they seem to have most of the parts but the cord doesnt look the same. They said they could ID it if we sent a pic of it to firstname.lastname@example.org, please call me for the case number first as this is necessary to find my case. Thanks
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I disagree. The procedure is so easy no Service Manual is needed
1) Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter, and Battery.
2) Open the laptop.
The plastic frame in front of the LCD screen is the Display Bezel. (Gateway? Believe they call it the LCD Panel Bezel)
Down in the BOTTOM corners, next to the Hinges, are screws to be removed. One in each bottom corner.
There are Screw Covers over these screws. The Screw Covers need to be removed. Little round covers I believe to be made of plastic. (Some models they are made of synthetic rubber)
I use a computer pick to Gently remove them. Some use the tip of an X-Acto knife. I do not recommend this as there is a possibility of injury. Perhaps a large darning needle. (Needle you sew with, but is Large in size)
Pick up at one edge of Screw Cover. Screw Covers are held on by a type of rubber cement. I LIGHTLY stick them to the Display Bezel for safekeeping.
(Yes. They like to stick to the tool, your fingers, and it seems passing jets in the sky. If you are careful with them, you should be able to reuse them. If they do not stick anymore, use a toothpick, and apply a TINY dab of rubber cement to them/it )
Once the Screw Covers are removed use a No.1 Philips screwdriver, or equivalent Jewelers screwdriver; to remove the 2 screws.
The Display Bezel has TABS going around the exterior perimeter, of it's inside edges. These Tabs snap into matching LATCHES on the Display Cover.
You can come from the Outside edge, where the Display Bezel meets the Display Cover, and use a thick guitar pick.
The guitar pick is wedged into the parting line, of where the Display Bezel meets the Display Cover.
Once a 'crack' is formed in-between the two, then the fingertips are used to gently start popping the bezel from the cover.
You slowly go along with your fingertips, and work along the top, then sides. By the time you have both sides almost loose, the Display Bezel usually pops off.
I like the flex method. Come to the inside edge of the Display Bezel. Where it meets the LCD screen. I suggest start on the Right side/Middle.
Use a fingertip, and lift up the inside edge of the Display Bezel up a little. Can't lift up at that spot? Move over. You are at a Tab/Latch.
With this spot lifted up a little, use the fingertip of the other hand, and slide under next to it. Now use your fingertips as wedges, and pop the Display Bezel loose a little at a time.
I start at the Right side/Middle as stated. Left hand fingertips go DOWN the right side, Right hand fingertips go UP the right side. Then I go across the Top, and down the Left side.
MOST of the time, as stated; the Display Bezel usually pops off when right side, and left side are most of the way popped loose. NOT always though!
Sometimes you have to pop EACH and EVERY Tab/Latch loose.
Also; watch around the Hinge area/s. Display Bezel can get hung up around them. Go slow, and gently work the Display Bezel off, around the Hinge areas.
Display Bezel popped off, sit back; relax. You just did the hard part. Wasn't so tough, huh?
This is what the Display Bezel looks like removed,
Have you removed all of the screws from the bezel all the way around the screen - looking at the picture of the laptop there should be six screws one in each corner and two more across the top, left and right of the web cam.
Get the whole bezel loose so you can bend it down and see what is holding the bezel in place, sometimes you have to be firm in pulling the bezel away from the top plastic (back of the screen) if you bend it forwards you should be able to see what is holding it in place - good luck
to remove the screen.... the front plastic bezel needs to be removed first.... Remove the rubber screw covers on the front of screen frame... then remove the screws.
then use a plastic tool...like a credit card, start at a corner and pull the front bezel towards you .. you need to unsnap the plastic bezel... it is held on by snap locks all the way around it... Pull the front bezel frame off...
then there are screws on each side of the screen holding it to the hinge post rails.... Unscrew them.... Tilt the screen forward from the top...
Unplug the Display cable (it is taped on at the plug port..... pull tape downward)
then unplug the LCD bulb Cable from the inverter...
No Display, Yet Have Backlight means One Of 2 Things could be the problem..
1) Faulty Or Misseated Display Cable
2) Faulty Display Screen
You SHould First Test Your Video By Plugging In A Desktop Monitor Into The Laptops Serial Port, Check To See If Video Shows On The External Source.. If It Does... Look At Number 1 &2... If No Video Shows On External Screen, You Have a Video Problem..
Check Your Display Cable Connection First.. This Means You Will Be Disassembling The Screen...Remove the Rubber Screw Covers From The Front Bezel Of The Screen, Then Remove The Screws..
Then Use A Thin Plastic Tool.. Such As A Guitar Pick Or Thin Credit Card And Pry The Front Bezel Away From The Back Panel..Start At a Corner and Slide the Tool Around All 4 Corners and Sides.. Pull Front Bezel Away, Set Aside... Now Unscrew The Screen From The Side Hinge Post Rails... There Will Be Anywhere From 2 to 4 Screws On each side... Pull Top Of Screen Downward and lay flat on keyboard..
You Can Now Reseat Your Display Cable... Make Sure You Unpeel The Sticky Tape That Holds The Display Cable To The Screen.. Pull Cable Out And Reattach.... Power On And Test Display....
If Still No Display, You Might Need To Check The Other End Of The Cable On The Motherboard End...
No, Remove the Screws On the Front Bezel Of the Screen.. (there should be 4 One on each corner), Then you will need a thin plastic tool such as a guitar pick or thin credit card... Pry the front plastic bezel from the back cover starting at the top right corner.. THe Whole Front Bezel Is Held On By Snap Down Plastic Tabs... You Will Need To Slide The Plastic Tool Along The Entire Top Of The Screen At an Angle... Then Once the top is insnapped, Do the sides, Then The Bottom.. Front Bezel Is Now Off And You Should Have Full Access To The Display...
You will have to Unscrew the screen from the Hinges On THe Left And Right Sides... Usually 2 or 4 screws on each side then screen is removable
Dunt open and close lcd too muh otherwise it will damge your lcd cover and lcd bezel than it will cost u more. Remove all lcd screw cap and remove screws than slowly pull out lcd bezel and check is really hinges is gone or screw is loose. For Key u have to check it that any of latch of behind key is broken or fine. If its fine than just put that parallel to other keys and press it. it will seat back on jumper.
You do not need to dismantle to base, you have some star screws under the battary and one either side that loosens the small panel near the screen (where the power button is). The screen cover has screws under the plastic covers then just unclips, be gentle. after that it is self evident
I'm sure you could get these hinges from IBM, but no idea as to their cost. They are available on e-bay for $8-$35 (depending on whether you want 1 or a set) plus $8-$10 shipping.
As far as replacement. You will have to remove the Top cover assembly from the base of the PC. If you need help with that, just let me know and I'll talk you through that.
To replace the hinge, you will have to disassemble the Top cover assembly.The screws that you will need to remove are covered by small black adhesive covers. There are 3 round ones along the bottom of the bezel, 2 square ones up at the top of the bezel (to the left of the white LED keyboard light, and 6 (trapezoidal shaped) on the outside of the cover (3 on each side). Carefully remove those covers and the screws that are under the covers. Keep track of where the screws should go back in.
The actual bezel is held into the top cover with some internal snaps. Start at one of the corners, run a knife blade along the seam (between the cover and bezel) and you will hear each fastener "snap" as you slide the blade past it. Once the bezel is loose, lift it off of the LDC screen. There is one additional screw that is located up in the upper right hand corner. That one will need to be removed, also.
Gently lift the right hand side of the LCD assembly a couple of inches and place something of appropriate size to hold it in the raised position. You will see 2 additional screws that hold the hinge to the LCD assemble. Remove those and the old hinge will come right off.
Position the new hinge and replace the two screws that you had just removed. Reverse the removal sequence to reassemble the display.
Before you start snapping the bezel back into place, check to make sure that the two cover catches (those hook things, up at the top of the LCD assembly) are both operational. The link going to the left hand one tends to easily fall off.
This procedure should take in the neighborhood of 45 minutes to an hour.
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