Step by Step guide for broken laptop screen

Generally a broken or cracked screen can create problems on your laptop. Damaged LCD can be replaced with the right tools, a little technical know-how and little bit patience. We are just trying to show how a screen is being replaced on an ASUS UL50V notebook, which has an LED backlit LCD. Some of the steps may vary in other models laptops. Rest basics of the process will remain almost same.

Collecting tools and equipment’s:

New LCD screen and a few simple tools are required to begin this fixing. Screw driver with a variety of small bits, such as Phillips#00 and a TorxT5 would be recommended for tools. It will be good idea if you recommend few thin metal blades or plastic Spudgers.  These tools are handy to remove the trim that surrounds the screen. New LCD should be bought from the laptop manufacturer or a third party supplier.  Depending upon the type of screen it usually cost between $50 and $250 dollars and more if it is a high end display or you buy an OEM replacement. You want to buy a new screen that matches a broken one exactly so, you need to remove a broken one.

Take away screen bezel: Once you have disconnected the power supply, remove the battery and carefully examine the bezel around the screen. The bezel is to be removed in order to access the screws that hold the LCD panel in place. On this laptop, several rubber cushions hide screws which hold the bezel in place. There is need to remove these cushions and the screws that are underneath.

Note: Your laptop might not have cushions or hidden screws. The bezel may simply snap onto the lid or be held in place with double side tape.

Remove Busted LCD panel: The screws can be removed that secure it to the lid, in which the LCD’s mounting brackets are exposed. After that remove the display front side down on the case and disconnect its cable. If the laptops are made before 2010 and has fluorescent backlights, it will likely have two cables. Since, this is an LED backlit LCD so, it has only one. Manufacturers label is to be located and model number is to be noted. Through this information, you will be able to buy an exact match for your screen.

Setup the LCD Panel: Once the new screen arrives, it should be unpacked and tested that it should match with the other old one. Get ready to install the screen if you found that the dimensions, mounting brackets and connectors all match. The new panel is to be connected to the cable, the panel is to be positioned in the lid and should be secured using the appropriate screws.

Check out the new LCD panel and reinstall the bezel: It will be a good idea to test the new panel before reattaching the bezel. The battery and the power cable are to be reconnected and the machine is to be turned on. The bezel can be reattached if the displays work properly on any external screws and rubber cushions. The repair is completed.

The repair is not too tough but the thing is that you need a little patience and planning to make sure that you get the right replacement screen. However if you are not too sound technically and don’t have a penchant for repairs the best option is to go to a laptop repair shop and have your laptop repaired.

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