In this post I explain how to disassemble the display panel on an HP Pavilion dv7 series notebooks.
I’m taking apart an HP Pavilion dv7t-1000 notebook PC. If this guide works for you please mention the notebook model number in comments after the post.
By the way, in the previous guide I explain how to completely disassemble a HP Pavilion dv7 series notebook.
UPDATE. READ THIS: I found that HP Pavilion dv7 laptops come in different body types. If your laptop doesn’t look like one shown in this guide, check out my second complete HP Pavilion dv7 disassembly guide.
Before you start, turn off the laptop and remove the battery.
There are two screws securing the LCD screen bezel to the display cover. These screws are located in the lower left and right corners and hidden under two screw 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 LCD screen 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 the screen bezel with your fingers.
Continue removing the LCD screen bezel.
Screen bezel removed.
The screen inverter board is mounted below the LCD screen. There are no screws securing the inverter.
Lift up the inverter board and disconnect cables on both ends.
Remove the screen inverter board.
Remove eight screws securing the LCD screen assembly to the display cover.
Separate the LCD screen assemble from the display cover and disconnect one cable from the web camera module.
Now you can access the video cable connector on the back of the LCD screen.
Unplug the video cable from the LCD screen.
Remove four screws securing the LCD screen to the mounting bracket on the right side.
Remove four more screws on the left side (picture not shown).
Carefully remove the LCD screen. Now you can replace it with a new screen if needed.
You can find a brand new LCD screen for HP Pavilion dv7 series notebooks here.
UPDATE: I forgot to mention that HP Pavilion dv7 series notebook might have two different types of LCD screens installed.
1. LCD screen with CCFL backlight. This screen has a backlight lamp inside which requires the inverter board (shown in steps 6 and 7).
2. LCD screen with LED backlight. This screen doesn’t require the inverter board because there is no backlight lamp. If you have LED LCD screen in your laptop, you’ll have to skip steps 6 and 7.