Here I explain how to replace damaged screen on a Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop.
Most likely this guide will work for some other Dell models.
Before you start, make sure the computer is turned off and battery removed.
Start separating the display bezel from the back cover with a piece of soft plastic. I’m using a guitar pick for that.
There are hidden plastic latches securing the bezel. You’ll have to wiggle the bezel up and down to disengage those latches.
Continue separating the bezel with your fingers.
The bezel had been separated on the upper side of the display. Now move to the bottom side of the display.
Separate the bezel from the display cover on the bottom.
Continue removing the bezel with your fingers.
Remove the bezel.
Remove six screws securing the screen assembly to the display cover.
Now you can separate the LCD from the cover.
Be careful, the cable still attached to the webcam module.
Place the screen face down on the keyboard.
Now you can access the video cable connector on the back.
NOTE: if your laptop has a regular CCFL backlit LCD (not LED backlit) you’ll have to do one more step – disconnect cable from the inverter board.
LED-backlit LCD do not require an inverter. It’s connected directly to the motherboard.
Remove sticky tape securing the video cable connector.
Unplug the video cable.
Now you can remove the LCD assembly.
Transfer both mounting brackets to the new screen.
In order to remove the bracket you’ll have to remove three screws.
Replace the damaged screen with a new one.
In the next post I will show how to take apart the laptop case.