In this guide I explain how to remove and replace the LCD screen or inverter board in a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. Most likely this guide will work for many other Dell laptops. If it works for you, please mention the model number in comments after this post.
In order to remove the LCD screen and inverter board we’ll have to take apart the display assembly. Before you start, make sure the laptop is turned off and battery removed.
There are six rubber screw covers on the screen bezel.
Remove all covers with a sharp object. You can blue covers on the screen bezel so they don’t get lost.
Now remove all six screws found under those covers.
Start separating the screen bezel from the display cover. You may use a piece of plastic as case cracker.
Insert fingers under the bezel and carefully wiggle the bezel until it separates from the cover.
Continue removing bezel on the top.
On the bottom the bezel could be glued to the LCD screen with double sticky tape.
Carefully separate bezel from the screen.
The screen bezel has been removed.
Remove two screws securing the LCD screen assembly to the display hinges.
Carefully separate the LCD screen assembly from the display cover and place it face down on the keyboard.
Now you can access the back side of the LCD screen.
The inverter board mounted into the bracket on the LCD screen.
Disconnect video cable from the LCD screen.
Disconnect another video cable connector from the inverter board.
The LCD screen assembly has been removed.
There are two mounting brackets on both side of the screen and inverter board on the bottom.
Remove one screw securing the inverter board to the bracket.
Turn the LCD screen assembly over and disconnect the backlight cable from the left side of the inverter.
Now you can remove the inverter board and replace it with a new one if needed.
Here you can find new replacement inverters for Dell Inspiron 1525 laptops.
The best way to search for a replacement screen would be using Dell part number (0D196j in my case) or LCD model number (LP154W01 (TL)(F2) in my case).
If you are replacing just the screen, I would recommend buying exactly the same screen. When you use a compatible screen, you may run into a problem with screen brightness, it might non work properly.
If you want to use a compatible screen, I would suggest finding one with the inverter board attached.
Here you’ll find wide selection of replacement screens for Dell Inspiron 1525 laptops.
After the LCD screen has been removed, you can remove left and right mounting brackets and transfer them to the new screen.
In order to remove the bracket, simply remove four screws on the side.
In one of my previous posts I explain how to replaced damaged keyboard on Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop.