Today I’ll be replacing broken screen on a Sony Vaio VPC-S111FM laptop.
It has another model number on the bottom: model PCG-51211L.
It’s possible the guide will fit some other Sony Vaio VPC-S series.
Before you start, make sure the computer is turned off and battery removed.
There are four screws securing the display bezel to the display cover. These screws are hidden under four rubber covers.
Remove screw covers from the top side of the display bezel with a sharp object.
Remove two more covers from the bottom part of the display.
Start separating the bezel from the display cover with your fingers.
Carefully wiggle the bezel to disengage hidden plastic latches.
Continue removing the bezel.
The bezel has been removed.
Remove four screws securing the LCD.
Disconnect cable from the webcam module.
Separate LCD from the display cover and place it on the keyboard.
Now you can access the video cable.
Remove clear tape securing the video cable connector.
Unplug the video cable.
Remove damaged LCD screen.
Now you are ready to replace it with a new one.
NOTE: Make sure it’s designed for or compatible with Sony laptops.
I believe that not all screens will work with Sony laptops even if the screen model number matches.
You’ll have to find a new LCD which is COMPATIBLE with Sony. I would suggest you contact the seller and confirm that.
In my Sony Vaio VPC-S111FM the LCD had the following part number (model): CLAA133WA01A.
UPDATE: in the next guide I explain how to disassemble the base and repair broken power button.