In this guide I’ll be replacing the LCD screen on a Dell Inspiron N5030 laptop.
You should be able to use same instructions for Dell Inspiron N5020 and M5030 models.
In this post I explain how to disassemble the display panel, disconnect the video cable and remove the screen.
In my previous guide I explained how to take apart Dell Inspiron N5030/N5020/M5030 laptop body.
Make sure the laptop is turned off and battery removed before you start the disassembly process.
Insert your fingers between the screen bezel and LCD screen on the top of the display panel.
Wiggle the bezel and separate it from the display back cover.
Continue removing the bezel on the top and sides of the display assembly.
Carefully separate the bezel on the bottom part of the display.
Lift up the hinge cover (part of the bezel) using a small screw driver.
Continue separating the bezel on the bottom of the display.
Remove the screen bezel.
Remove two screws securing the LCD screen assembly on the top.
Carefully unplug the cable from the web camera module.
By the way, the web camera is not a part of the screen. It’s a separate module.
Loosen (do not remove) six screws securing display hinges.
Remove two screws securing the LCD screen on the right side.
Remove two screws securing the LCD screen on the left side.
Now you can separate the LCD screen from the display cover and lay it down on the keyboard.
The video cable is running behind the LCD screen.
The web camera cable is part of the video harness.
Remove sticky tape securing the video cable connector.
Unplug video cable connector from the LCD screen.
Now you should be able to remove the LCD screen and replace it with a new one.
Dell Inspiron N5030, N5020 or M5030 laptops use LED-backlit LCD screens.
The best way to find a compatible screen is searching by the screen model number or Dell part number. Both numbers can be found on the screen sticker.
In my laptop I had the following LCD screen installed: model LTN156AT02. If you have a different one, just search the model number.