In this guide I explain how to remove and replace the screen inverter in a Compaq Presario v2000.
Also, you can use this guide for removing and replacing the keyboard.
In order to take apart the display panel it’s necessary to separate it from the laptop base first.
Before you start, make sure it’s turned off and battery removed.
Remove two screws securing the memory and wireless card covers. Remove both covers.
Remove two screws securing the keyboard cover in the battery compartment.
For the purpose of my guide it’s not necessary remove memory modules and wireless card, but it’s necessary to disconnect antenna cables from the wireless card.
Disconnect both antenna cables from the wireless card.
Using a piece of soft plastic (I’m using a guitar pick) lift up the right side of the keyboard cover.
Continue removing the cover with your fingers.
The cover has been removed.
Remove four screws securing the keyboard.
Carefully lift it up from the top cover.
Be careful, it’s still connected to the motherboard.
For the purpose of my guide it’s not necessary to disconnect the cable.
Simply turn the keyboard upside down and place it on the palmrest.
Carefully pull the wireless card antenna cable though the opening in the top cover.
Unplug the video cable connector.
Remove four screws securing display hinges to the laptop base.
Carefully separate the display panel from the base.
There are six screw covers on the display bezel.
Remove screw covers with a sharp object and remove all six screws.
Start separating the bezel from the display cover with your fingers.
A piece of soft plastic (guitar pick in my case) will help.
Continue separating the bezel.
Now move to the bottom part of the display.
The bezel has been removed.
The inverter board mounted on the bottom side of the display.
Remove one screw securing it to the cover.
Unplug cables from both sides.
Now you can remove the inverter and replace it with a new one if needed.
Remove four screws securing display hinge covers.
Remove both display hinge covers.
Remove two screws securing display hinges to the back cover.
Carefully remove the LCD.
On the back side you can access the video cable.
Disconnect the video cable and transfer it to the new screen.
Remove screws and remove both hinges. Transfer them to the new screen.
Search for a new LCD using the model number printed on the back of the original one.
In my case I had the following screen installed: B140EW01.