In the following guide I show how to replace damaged LCD screen in Dell Latitude E5400 or Latitude E5500 laptop.
Before you start, make sure the computer is turned off and the battery removed.
The LCD bezel doesn’t have screws.
Simply start separating the LCD bezel from the cover with your fingers.
Continue separating the bezel.
The LCD bezel has been removed.
Remove four screws from the right mounting bracket.
Remove four more screws on the left mounting bracket.
Carefully separate the LCD from the cover and place it face down on the keyboard.
Disconnect the LCD cable.
Disconnect the backlight cable from the right side of the inverter board.
Now you can remove the LCD screen and replace it with a new one.
The best way to find a compatible replacement screen is searching by the model number (LTN141AT07 in this particular example) or Dell part number (0HT326 in this particular example).
Both numbers are printed on the back.
If you would like to remove the inverter board, follow the next three steps.
Remove one screw securing the inverter to the display cover.
Separate the inverter from the cover and disconnect the cable.
Remove and replace the inverter board.
By the way, it’s possible to remove the inverter without removing the screen.