How to replace screen on Lenovo E530

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Lenovo E530 screen replacement procedure



In the following guide I explain how to remove and replace the screen on a Lenovo E530 laptop.

In my case it failed and started showing thin vertical lines running from top to bottom.

Before you start make sure the computer is turned off and battery removed.

STEP 1.

There are four square screw covers on the display bezel.

Four screw covers on screen bezel

Using a sharp object remove screw covers from the top side of the display.

Remove top screw covers

Remove two more covers from the bottom side.

Remove bottom screw covers

STEP 2.

Remove all four screws located under those covers.

You’ll have to use a small screwdriver in order to remove bottom screws.

Remove screws

STEP 3.

Insert your fingers under the bezel and start separating it from the display assembly.

You’ll have to wiggle the bezel in order to unlock hidden latches.

Start separating screen bezel

Continue separating the bezel on both sides of the display assembly. I’m using the guitar pick for that.

Use guitar pick to separate bezel

STEP 4.

After the bezel separated on the top, move to the bottom side.

Separate screen bezel on top

Lift up the bezel. As you see, the hinge cover is not part of the bezel.

Separate bezel from hinges

STEP 5.

Remove the bezel from the display assembly.

Remove screen bezel

STEP 6.

Carefully separate the LCD from the display back cover and remove three screws from the right mounting bracket.

Remove three screws on right side

STEP 7.

Remove three more screws from the left mounting bracket.

Remove three screws on left side

STEP 8.

Now you can separate the LCD assembly from the display cover and place it the front side down on the keyboard.

Separate screen from back cover

STEP 9.

The next step will be disconnecting the video cable.

The video cable connector secured by clear tape. Carefully peel off the tape.

Access laptop video cable

STEP 10.

Disconnect the video cable.

Disconnect video cable from screen

STEP 11.

Finally, you can remove the failed LCD screen from the display assembly and replace it with a new one.

After the replacement assemble the laptop following all disassemble steps in the reverse order.

Remove laptop screen

You can search for a new replacement screen using the model number from the original one.

The model number printed on the back label. In my case I had the following screen installed originally: LTN156AT24.

Find replacement screen




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9 Responses

  1. laptop screens

    Brilliant article. This will come in very handy when I get some free time at the weekend. Big thanks.

  2. TechArticulate

    These instructions worked flawlessly. Very helpful, thank you!

  3. niceguy

    Very good article… many many thanks…. it was so easy replacing my broken screen.

  4. Harut

    Hi,

    can I replace my Lenovo 530 -Display with a not matte screen???

  5. Harut,
    Most likely yes. Try searching on Amazon or eBay for “Lenovo E530 glossy screen”. I think you’ll find it easy.

  6. Laura-Lee

    What types of screwdrivers are needed? I’ve seen “laptop repair kits” online for between $15 and $40 dollars but they all seem to be for a specific brand – none of which are Lenovo. I’d prefer to use regular screw drivers if that is possible.

  7. @ Laura-Lee,
    You’ll need regular phillips screwdrivers. I use Wiha 7 Pc Precision Screwdriver Set.

  8. I bought a e530 “replacement” screen on Amazon – it is not an LG screen as in the original and part numbers do not match, but it is an exact fit. Display appears to be made by LEOO. Have you had any experience with this display? Is there a site where I can check compatibility?

  9. @ Chris,
    I don’t know this brand and have no ides where you found it.
    I googled for “e530 LENOVO screen” and it didn’t bring me any results.

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