In the following guide I explain how to remove the inverter board and LCD cable from a Gateway Solo 1400/1450 laptop. This guide should work for many other Gateway models.
First of all, remove the battery.
The display bezel has six rubber plugs covering screws. Remove all rubber plugs with a sharp object.
Remove six screws found under the rubber plugs.
Using a small flathead screwdriver remove the keyboard bezel.
Remove three screws from hinge covers.
Remove both hinge covers.
Now you can start separating the display bezel from the cover as it shown on the picture below.
Remove the bezel.
You’ll find the inverter board below the screen. The board is glued to the display cover with a double sticky tape.
Carefully separate the inverter from the cover.
Unplug cables from both sides of the board and remove it.
Remove one screw securing the LCD cable connector to the motherboard.
Carefully disconnect the cable connector from the motherboard.
Remove four screws securing display hinges.
Carefully lift up and remove the display panel assembly.
Remove ten screws securing the LCD assembly to the cover.
Remove the LCD panel.
Now you can access the back side of the screen and remove the cable.
Remove the yellow sticky tape covering the cable connector.
Unplug the cable from the screen and replace it with a new one if necessary.