How to replace screen on Compaq Presario CQ56 HP G56

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Compaq Presario CQ56 screen damaged

In the following guide I explain how to replace damaged LCD screen on a Compaq Presario CQ56 and HP G56 laptops.

Compaq Presario CQ56 abd HP G56 are similar models with different names.

As you see, in my case the LCD was cracked badly.

Before you start, make sure the computer is turned off.


Unlock and remove the laptop battery.

Remove laptop battery


Using a sharp object remove one screw cover located in the lower left corner of the display bezel.

Remove left screw cover


Remove one more cover located in the lower right corner of the bezel.

Remove right screw cover


Now remove both screws found under those covers.

You’ll have to use a very small Phillips screwdriver.

The screwdriver will not engage the screw at the correct angle but it’s still possible to remove the screw.

Remove bezel screw


Carefully insert your fingers under the bezel on the top of the display.

Wiggle the bezel to separate it from the display cover.

Separate bezel from display


You can use a guitar pick to separate the bezel.

Continue separating screen bezel


Continue separating the bezel on the top and bottom sides of the display assembly.

Bezel removed on the top


The screen bezel has been removed from the display assembly.

Screen bezel removed


Remove two screws securing the LCD mounting brackets on the top side of the display assembly.

Remove two screws from screen

STEP 10.

Loosen (do not remove completely) screws secufing the left display hinge.

Loosen left hinge

STEP 11.

Loosen screws securing the right display hinge.

Loosen right hinge

STEP 12.

Separate the LCD assembly from the display back cover just enough to access two screws on the side.

Remove two screws from the right mounting bracket.

Remove screws from right side of screen

STEP 13.

Remove two more screws from the left mounting bracket.

Remove screws from left side of screen

STEP 14.

Separate the LCD from the display back cover and place it the front side down on the keyboard.

Separate screen from back cover

STEP 15.

Now you can access the display cable on the back.

Remove clear tape securing the connection.

Access screen cable

STEP 16.

Unplug the display cable.

Unplug screen cable

STEP 17.

Now you can remove the damaged LCD screen completely and replace it with a new one.

Assemble the laptop following all disassembly steps in the reverse direction.

Remove and replace LCD screen

You can find a new replacement screen using the original model number.

The model number printed on the back side.

In my Compaq Presario CQ56 I had the following screen installed: LP156WH2 (TL)(QB).

Find replacement screen

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