In the following guide I explain how to replace a cracked or failed LCD screen on a Dell Inspiron 14z laptop.
In my case I’ll be fixing a Dell Inspiron 14z-N411z model.
The replacement procedure is relatively simple and all you need is a Phillips screwdriver and guitar pick (or any other piece of plastic).
Turn off the computer and remove the battery.
Insert the guitar pick between the bezel and display cover and carefully separate the bezel from the cover.
Insert your fingers under the bezel.
Wiggle the bezel in order to unlock the hidden latches.
Continue working with the guitar pick.
After you separate the bezel on the upper part of the display, move to the sides and lower part.
Remove the bezel.
There are four screws securing the LCD screen to the display back cover.
Remove all four screws.
Separate the LCD from the display cover and place it the front side down on the keyboard/palmrest assembly.
Now you can access the video cable connector on the back side.
Remove sticky tape securing the connection and unplug the video cable.
Remove the cracked LCD screen and replace it with a new one.
Assemble the display back together following all disassembly steps in the reverse order.
You can find a new replacement LCD screen using the model number printed on the back side of the original one.
In my Dell Inspiron 14z I had the following screen installed: B140XW03 v.0