In this guide I show how to remove and replace LCD screen on a Sony Vaio VGN-NW series laptop.
I’m replacing LCD screen on a Sony Vaio VGN-NW235F laptop. It also says model PCG-7184L on the bottom.
Before you start, make sure the laptop is turned off and battery removed.
There are four white screw covers on the screen bezel.
Remove all four covers. Remove four screws located under those covers.
The screw cover has a sticky bottom. You can remove it with a sharp object.
Start separating screen bezel from the display cover.
You can use a guitar pick or old credit card to separate the bezel. Continue removing it with your fingers.
After you separated bezel on the top of the display assembly, move to the bottom side.
Remove screen bezel from the laptop.
Sony Vaio VGN-NW235F laptop has a regular CCFL backlight LCD screen with inverter board.
The inverter board mounted below the screen.
Carefully separate inverter board from the display cover and disconnect cables on both ends.
Remove the inverter board.
Remove four screws securing display hinges.
Separate LCD screen from the display cover and place it face down on the keyboard.
Now you can access the LCD cable.
Disconnect video cable from the connector on the screen.
Now you can remove the LCD screen assembly from the laptop.
By the way, the web camera is not a part of the screen. It’s a separate module mounted on the top of the display cover.
When you replace the LCD screen, you’ll have to remove both screen mounting brackets and transfer them to the new screen.
In order to remove the bracket, simply remove four screws and separate bracket from the screen.
You can search for a new replacement screen using the model number from the original screen.
My Sony Vaio VGN-NW235F laptop had the following 15.6″ LCD screen installed: B156XW01.