In this guide I explain how to replace broken screen in a HP Pavilion dv3 laptop.
I’ll be replacing the damaged screen without separating the whole display assembly from the laptop base as it shown in the official service manual.
Before you start, make sure the laptop is turned off and battery removed.
You’ll find two screw seals in lower left and right corners of the display.
Remove these screw seals with a sharp object and glue somewhere on the bezel so they don’t get lost.
After that remove both screws securing the bezel.
Carefully insert your fingers between the screen bezel and LCD screen.
Start separating the screen bezel from the display cover.
You can help yourself with a piece of soft plastic. In this example I’m using a guitar pick.
Work slowly, try not to break too many latches securing the bezel.
Continue removing the screen bezel.
Removing screen bezel in the hinge area probably will be the hardest part of the whole screen replacement process.
Finally, the screen bezel has been removed.
Remove two screws securing the screen on the top of the display.
By the way, the web camera is a separate module.
Remove four screws from the bottom of the display assembly.
Carefully unplug cable from the web camera module.
Remove three screws securing the LCD screen to the hinge bracket on the right side.
Remove three more screw on the left side.
Carefully separate the LCD screen assembly from the display cover and place it face down on the keyboard.
The web camera cable secured to the LCD screen with sticky tape.
Separate web camera cable from the screen.
Disconnect the video cable connector from the LCD screen.
In my laptop the video cable connection was secured with very sticky tape. I had to use a knife to remove the sticky tape.
By the way, my HP Pavilion dv3 laptop had a LED backlight LCD screen which doesn’t require an inverter board.
Remove the broken LCD screen and replace it with a new one.
Assemble the laptop back together following from step 15 to step 1.
Here you can find cheap replacement LCD screens for HP Pavilion dv3 laptops.
Search by the screen model number to find exact replacement screen. In my case I had the following screen: LTN134AT02.