Thursday, October 18, 2007

Replacing a Notebook Screen

Originally uploaded by SteveHargadon
Yes, you are seeing correctly. Super-glue and duct tape--part of my late-night project to take the good LCD screen out of a non-working laptop and replace a broken screen on a working machine. All things considered, I did pretty well. What was really scary was having both machines disassembled, and all of the screws sitting out...

However, when all was said and done, the repaired laptop works. I am pretty sure that I broke a wire that will need to be repaired (part of the wireless etup), and I must have tweaked the LCD-to-motherboard connector because there are a series of small horizontal lines across the bottom of the screen. But they are nothing compared to the huge chunk of screen I didn't used to be able to see after I DROPPED the computer some time ago.

It was actually surprisingly easy to replace the LCD, once I was brave enough to try. The hard part was disassembling the rest of the notebook in order to disconnect the wiring!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:09 PM

    That is very helpful knowledge for me. I'm in a class that loaned out apple macbooks for the school year if we break them we owe the school either $100 for an insurance deal or the full $1100 for the computers, the screens were a thing they were really clear about us not damaging them, there are already two kids in my class that could've used this


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