In this guide I explain how to remove and replace the broken LCD screen in a Gateway M7 series laptop. I’m fixing a Gateway M-6846 laptop. It also says Model No.: SA1 on the bottom. Most likely my guide will works for some other Gateway laptops. If it works for you, please mention the laptop model number in the comments below.
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Turn off the laptop, unplug the power adapter and remove the battery.
There are three hinge covers on the bottom of the display panel. We’ll have to remove these covers first.
Insert a sharp object under the hinge cover and lift it up. Continue removing the cover with your fingers.
The hinge cover has been removed.
Remove two other hinge covers.
There are six screw covers on the screen bezel.
Remove screw covers with a sharp object.
Remove all six screws found under the covers.
Start separating the screen bezel from the display cover.
Continue removing the screen bezel.
The screen bezel has been removed.
The screen inverter board mounted below the LCD screen.
Remove one screw securing the inverter board.
Unplug the LCD screen backlight cable from the right side of the inverter board.
I’m not replacing the inverter board, so I’m not disconnecting the cable on the left side.
Remove six screws securing the LCD screen hinges and mounting bracket.
Before you can separate the LCD screen assembly from the display cover, you’ll have to unplug cable from the webcam board.
Now you can separate the screen assembly from the display cover and access the video cable connection on the back of the screen.
Unplug video cable from the LCD screen connector.
Remove two screws securing LCD screen to the mounting bracket.
Remove two more screws on the other side of the screen.
Now you can remove the broken LCD screen and replace it with a new screen.
I found a new LCD screen for my Gateway M-6846 laptop here. If you have a different Gateway laptop, just search by the model number.
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