In this guide I show how to remove and replace damaged or failed LCD screen on a HP Pavilion g7 laptop.
As you see, in my case the screen is broken. It’s cracked badly and the left side doesn’t show any image.
Make sure the laptop is turned off before you start replacing the screen.
Remove the laptop battery.
You’ll find two screw covers on the lower left and right corners of the laptop.
Remove the left cover with a sharp object.
Remove the screw.
Remove the right screw cover.
Remove the screw.
Now start separating the screen bezel from the display back cover.
For separating the bezel I’m using the guitar pick. You can use any other piece of plastic.
Insert your finger between the bezel and back cover and at the same time work with the guitar pick to separate the bezel.
You’ll have to wiggle the bezel to unlock hidden latches.
Continue removing the screen bezel with your fingers.
When the bezel removed on the upper side of the display panel move the lower side.
Close the display. Using the guitar pick separate the bezel from the cover on the back side of the laptop.
Now you can remove the screen bezel from the laptop.
Remove two screws securing the screen to the right mounting bracket.
Remove two screws securing the screen to the left mounting bracket.
Separate the LCD screen from the display back cover and place it face down on the keyboard.
Now you can access the video cable on the back of the screen.
Remove clear tape securing the connection.
Unplug the video cable connector from the connector on the screen.
Remove the damaged/failed LCD screen from the laptop and replace it with a new one.
Assemble the laptop following all steps in the reverse direction.
You can search for a new replacement LCD screen using the model number from the original screen.
My HP Pavilion g7 laptop had the a screen with the following model number: LTN173KT02.
I found a brand new LCD screen available here.
If your HP Pavilion g7 laptop has a different screen, just search the model number.