How to replace screen on Acer Aspire 1830T

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Acer Aspire 1838T screen replacement

In this guide I explain how to replace the LCD screen on an Acer Aspire 1830T series laptop.

In my case the laptop was dropped and it stopped displaying the image correctly.

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


Unlock and remove the battery.

Remove laptop battery


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

Start removing screen bezel


Continue separating the bezel from the display assembly with a piece of plastic (I’m using the guitar pick).

Use guitar pick to remove bezel


Continue removing the bezel on the upper side of the display assembly.

After that move to the lower part.

Continue removing screen bezel


Remove the bezel from the display assembly.

Screen bezel removed


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

Remove two screws securing LCD screen


Carefully disconnect one cable from the web camera module.

Disconnect web camera cable


Remove two screws from the right mounting bracket.

Remove screws from right side of screen


Remove two more screws from the left mounting bracket.

Remove screws from left side of screen

STEP 10.

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

Place screen on palmrest assembly

On the back side you can access the video cable harness.

Access video cable harness

STEP 11.

Unglue the web camera cable from the screen.

Unglue web camera cable from screen

STEP 12.

Remove clear tape securing the video cable connector.

Unplug the video cable.

Unplug video cable connector from screen

STEP 13.

Remove the damaged LCD from the display assembly.

After the replacement you can assemble everything back together following all disassembly steps in reverse order.

Remove and replace LCD screen

You can find a replacement LCD screen for your Acer Aspire 1830T if you search by the model number from the original part.

In my case I had the following LCD installed: B116XW02 v.0

Replacement screen for Acer Aspire 1830T laptop

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