In this guide I’ll be replacing broken LCD screen on an Acer Asprire 5733z-4851 laptop.
I believe all LCD screen replacement steps will be the same or similar for all Acer Aspire 5733 series laptops.
Before you start, make sure the laptop is turned off and battery removed.
On the lower part of the screen bezel you’ll find two covers hiding screws.
You can remove screw covers with a sharp object. After that glue cover to the bezel so they don’t get lost.
Remove two screws found under those covers.
Start separating the screen bezel from the display back cover on the top of the display assembly.
I’m using a guitar pick for that. You can use a piece of soft plastic.
Insert it between the bezel and cover and separate them from each other.
Continue removing the screen bezel with your fingers.
First on the top and then on the bottom part of the display.
Separate the screen bezel from the laptop and remove it.
Carefully unplug the cable from the left side of the web camera module.
Remove three screws securing the LCD screen to the right hinge bracket.
Remove three more screws securing the screen to the left hinge bracket.
Now you should be able to separate the LCD screen from the display cover and place it front side down on the top cover.
Be careful, the video cable still connected to the back of the screen.
Now you can access the video cable connector.
By the way, the web camera cable is part of the video harness.
Carefully unglue the web camera cable from the screen.
Remove clear tape securing the video cable connector.
Unglue the video cable and disconnect it from the screen.
Remove the broken LCD screen and replace it with a new one.
You can search for a new screen by the model number from the original screen.
In my Acer Asprire 5733z-4851 laptop I had the following screen installed: AU Optronics Model No: B156XW02 (v.6).
I’m not sure if the version number matters or not when you are replacing the screen.
New replacement screen available here. If you have a different model number, just search it.