In this post I explain how to remove screen inverter and replace LCD screen in a Compaq Presario m2000 laptop. It’s way easier to disassemble the laptop display panel when the display panel is separated from the laptop. You’ll find instructions for removing the display panel in my previous guide for Compaq Presario m2000 laptops, just follow steps 1,2,3,9,10. This guide might work for some other Compaq Presario laptops. If it works for you, please mention the laptop model in the comments below.
It is possible to remove the inverter and LCD screen while the display is still attached to the laptop but it will be harder to remove the screen bezel.
If the backlight in your laptop stopped working and the image on the screen is so dim that you can barely see it under bright light, most likely you have a failed inverter board. There is a good chance to fix the problem if you replace the inverter board.
If you replace the inverter board but the image is still dim, most likely there is a problem with the backlight lamp inside the LCD screen. If that’s the case, try replacing the LCD screen.
Before you start make sure the laptop is turned off and the battery is removed.
There are six screws securing the screen bezel to the display cover. These screws are hidden under six rubber seals. You’ll have to remove these seals first.
Remove screw seals with a sharp object. These seals have a sticky bottom. You can glue them somewhere on the bezel so they don’t get lost.
Insert your fingers between the LCD screen and bezel and start separating bezel from the cover.
Continue separating the screen bezel.
It might take some time to release the bezel from hinge covers. It will be even harder if the display is still attached to the laptop.
Finally, the screen bezel has been removed.
The screen inverter is mounted below the LCD screen. There are no screws securing the inverter.
Remove the ivnerter board from the display assembly and disconnect cables on both ends of the inverter.
Now you can replace the inverter board with a new one if needed.
Need a new inverter board? Find it here.
Let’s proceed to the LCD screen removal.
There are two screws securing the LCD screen to the mounting brackets. Remove two screws from each side.
Separate the LCD screen from the display cover.
Now you can access the back side of the LCD screen and disconnect the video cable.
Remove sticky tape securing the connection and uplug the video cable from the LCD screen connector.
Now you can remove the LCD screen and replace it with a new one if needed.
The best way to find a new replacement screen is searching by the LCD part number. In my laptop the part number is LP150X08 (A5)(N1).
You can find a new screen for you Compaq Presario m2000 laptop here for less than $100.