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I want to replace the LCD screen myself but I can't find any video that shows me how. All of them show laptops that screws on the front of the bezzle and mine doesn't. How do I get the bezzle off?

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  • Monroe Bryant Mar 19, 2011

    Your instructions are wrong. There are NO screw covers on front or side of screen..Thanks but goodbye.



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Here's how to remove a screen for a laptop with a front bezzle instead of just front screws:
1. Power down your laptop. Disconnect the power cable and any peripheral devices from the laptop. Close the LCD screen, flip the laptop over and remove the battery from the bottom casing of the laptop.

  • 2.Flip the laptop over, and then open the LCD screen all the way. Remove the rubber screw covers from the front LCD bezel. The screw covers will be located on the front of the panel, or along the side edges, depending on your laptop's make and model.
  • 3.Remove the retaining Phillips-head screws from the front LCD bezel. Insert a flat-head screwdriver into the gap along the outside edge of the LCD panel. Start to pry off the front bezel. Work your way around the entire LCD panel until the front bezel is separated from the panel.
  • 4. Remove the the bezel from the LCD panel and set it aside.


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    The plastic frame in front of the LCD screen is the Display Bezel.

    I may be wrong, but I believe the Display Bezel can be removed, WITHOUT having to remove the entire Display Assembly from the laptop.

    Makes life a lot easier.

    There is a Philips head screw in the Bottom/Left corner, and a Philips head screw in the Bottom/Right corner, to remove from the Display Bezel.

    They are under Screw Covers. The Screw Covers are made of synthetic rubber, or plastic. They are held in place by a type of rubber cement.
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    If you are careful you should be able to reuse the Screw Covers.
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    The Display Bezel has TABS going around the exterior perimeter of it's inside edges.
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    Keeping the bezel slightly up, move along with the fingertips of one hand, and move towards the Top.
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    As you reach the bottom ease up on one side a little, and wait for the tape to start releasing. Then ease along the bottom until all the tape releases, and the Display Bezel pops off.

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    Disconnect the small cable that goes TO the screen Inverter, on the Right side of the screen Inverter.
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    Remove the Philips head screw at EACH top corner. Holds the Screen Frame TO the Display Cover.

    Tilt the top of the LCD screen towards you, remove the clear adhesive tape over the Video Cable connector on the back of the LCD screen.

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    Disconnect the Video Cable (Display Cable) from the back of the LCD screen.

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    THREE screws on each side for the Hinge Brackets.
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