In this guide I explain how to remove the LCD screen and inverter board from a Dell Studio 1737 or Dell Studio 1735 laptop.
In order to take apart the display assembly it has to be removed from the laptop base first.
I explained how to remove the display assembly in my previous disassembly guide for Dell Studio 1737/1735 laptop (steps 1-17).
Let’s take it apart and remove the LCD screen and inverter board.
There are no screws securing the screen bezel to the display cover but there are many plastic latches.
You can two of these latches on the following picture.
Start separating the screen bezel from the cover with your fingers. Wiggle the bezel until latches underneath are disengaged.
Continue removing the bezel.
The screen bezel has been removed.
The screen inverter mounted on the lower part of the display panel.
The screen inverter works as a power supply for the backlight lamp inside the LCD screen. When inverter fails, the screen backlight goes off and the image become very dim.
If your laptop screen has become very dim, try replacing the inverter board first. If it doesn’t help, most likely you’ll have to replace the LCD screen because it has a bad backligh lamp inside.
Disconnect cables from both sides of the inverter board. Simply unplug two white connectors.
Remove one screw securing the inverter board to the display cover.
Now you can remove the inverter board and replace it with a new inverter if needed.
New inverter boards for Dell Studio 1737/1735 laptops available here.
Now you are ready for the LCD screen removal.
Remove six screws securing the screen and carefully separate it from the display cover.
Finally, unplug the video cable on the back of the screen.
Replace LCD screen with a new one if needed.
New LCD screens for Dell Studio 1737/1735 laptops available here.
If you have to buy a new screen, it’s better to search by the screen model number which is printed on the back side of the screen. In this case you’ll fine a compatible LCD screen.