How to replace LCD screen on Acer Aspire 5733z-4851

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In this guide I’ll be replacing broken LCD screen on an Acer Asprire 5733z-4851 laptop.

I believe all LCD replacement steps will be the same or similar for all Acer Aspire 5733 models.

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


On the lower part of the display bezel you’ll find two covers hiding screws.

You can remove screw covers with a sharp object. After that glue cover to the bezel so they don’t get lost.

Remove two screws found under those covers.


Start separating the bezel from the display back cover on the top of the display assembly.

I’m using a guitar pick for that. You can use a piece of soft plastic.

Insert it between the bezel and cover and separate them from each other.


Continue removing the bezel with your fingers.

First on the top and then on the bottom part of the display.


Separate the bezel from the display assembly and remove it.


Carefully unplug the cable from the left side of the web camera module.


Remove three screws from the right hinge bracket.


Remove three more screws from the left hinge bracket.


Now you should be able to separate the cracked LCD from the display cover and place it front side down on the top cover.

Be careful, the video cable still connected to the back of the screen.


Now you can access the video cable connector.

By the way, the web camera cable is part of the video harness.

Carefully unglue the web camera cable.

STEP 10.

Remove clear tape securing the video cable connector.

Unglue the video cable and disconnect it.

STEP 11.

Remove the broken LCD and replace it with a new one.

You can search for a new screen by the model number.

In my  Acer Asprire 5733z-4851 I had the following LCD installed: AU Optronics Model No: B156XW02 (v.6).

11 Responses

  1. Jamie Fletcher

    Hi ive seen that you have replaced the screen on an acer aspire 5733z, which is the same laptop i have was just wondering if you new anywhere where i could get a replacement screen casing?

  2. Alister

    Hi Jamie

    you can get them off ebay for new from £46.99 just simply type in acer aspire 5733z screen and you will find a few that will work with your laptop.

  3. kore

    Hi Jamie,
    where I will get screen casing of Acer Extensa 4620 laptop any where in India?

  4. Rick

    Excellent Guide… Could not find anything on the Acer website… Thanks for taking the time to share the knowledge!

    • IML Tech

      @ Rick,

      Excellent Guide… Could not find anything on the Acer website…

      Thank you. Acer doesn’t provide service manuals to general public. It’s available only for Acer service centers.

  5. Pete

    Umm I have a aspire 5733Z-4445 laptop, the screen number is B156XW02 V.6. The question i’m asking is are all acer 5733Z screens compatible? Because my laptop screen cracked last week and I need to replace it for college. Thanks

  6. brenda

    I have an acer aspire r7 and am wondering if u know how to replace the screen on it

  7. DarthB

    hi, love the guide! any chance you can do one for replacing the wire for the screen/web cam?

  8. Marco Duarte

    great tutorial, im replacing my lcd right now..
    the only downward is that when i opened that thing a mass colony of red ants fell from the inside of the notebook.. im tellin ya, i ain’t touching this thing no more..
    still, best tutorial i’ve seen so far.

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