In this post I explain how to disassemble the display panel on an HP Pavilion dv7.
I’m taking apart an HP Pavilion dv7t-1000 notebook PC. I will show how to remove the screen and inverter board.
In the of the previous guides I already explain how to disassemble dv7 body.
Before you start, turn off the computer and remove the battery.
There are two screws securing the LCD bezel to the display cover.
They are located in the lower left and right corners and hidden under two rubber covers.
Using a sharp object remove the left screw cover. After that remove the screw.
Using same technique remove the right screw cover. After that remove the screw.
Start separating the bezel from the display cover on the top. You can use a guitar pick as a case cracker.
Insert the guitar pick between the bezel and cover and slowly move along display side. Continue removing it with your fingers.
When removed on the top, move to the lower part.
The bezel has been removed.
The inverter board is mounted on the lower part of the display cover. There are no screws securing it to the cover.
Lift up the inverter board and disconnect cables on both ends.
Remove the inverter board.
Remove eight screws securing the LCD assembly to the display cover.
Separate the LCD from the cover and disconnect one cable from the web camera module.
Now you can access the video cable connector on the back.
Unplug the video cable.
Remove four screws securing the right hinge bracket.
Remove four more screws from the left hinge bracket.
Carefully remove the LCD screen. Now you can replace it with a new one.
HP Pavilion dv7 series notebook might have two different types of LCD screens installed.
1. LCD with CCFL backlight. This screen has a backlight lamp inside which requires the inverter board (shown in steps 6 and 7).
2. LCD with LED backlight. This one doesn’t require the inverter. If you have LED LCD screen in your laptop, you’ll have to skip steps 6 and 7.