In this guide I show how to remove and replace broken screen on Acer Aspire 5560 series laptops.
Most likely this guide will work for some other Acer Aspire models. If it fits your laptop please mention the model number in commends after this post.
Acer Aspire 5560 uses a LED-backlit LCD screen which is not very expensive. I’ll explain how to find a compatible replacement screen at the end of this guide. Let’s go though the screen removal procedure first.
In the following guide I explain only how to replace the screen. If you need to disassemble the laptop base, check out my previous Acer Aspire 5560 guide.
Before you start make sure the laptop is turned off.
Unlock and remove laptop battery.
You’ll find two screw covers on the lower part of the screen bezel.
Remove both screw covers with a sharp object and glue them somewhere on the bezel so they don’t get lost.
Remove both screws found under covers.
Start separating the screen bezel from the display cover on the upper part of the display.
Carefully insert your fingers between the bezel and LCD screen and wiggle the bezel. There are hidden plastic latches securing the bezel.
Continue separating the screen bezel from the display cover.
When it’s separated on the top of the display, move to the lower part.
The screen bezel removed.
Remove four screws securing LCD screen mounting brackets to the display back cover.
Before you separate the screen from the cover, it’s necessary to disconnect the web camera cable.
The web camera module mounted above the screen and it’s not a part of the screen.
Unplug the cable from the left side of the web camera.
Now separate the display back cover from the LCD screen.
Be careful, the video cable and web camera cable still attached to the screen.
The web camera cable is part of the video harness.
The web camera cable glued to the screen with double sticky tape. Separate this cable from the screen.
Remove sticky tape securing the video cable connector.
Disconnect the video cable from the connector on the LCD screen.
Remove two screws securing the LCD screen to the right hinge bracket.
Remove two more screws securing the screen to the left hinge bracket.
Now you can remove the damaged screen and replace it with a new one.
Assemble the laptop following steps in the opposite direction.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this disassembly guide, Acer Aspire 5560 laptop has an LED-backlit LCD screen installed.
The best way to find a new compatible screen is searching by the model number which is printed on the back side of the original screen.
Here’s my screen part number: LP156WH2 (TL)(EA). You can find a new replacement screen here.
If you have a different screen installed, just search by the model number as I did.