How to Remove an Acer Laptop Screen

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How to Remove an Acer Laptop Screen
Learn to remove an Acer laptop screen. (laptop image by Jorge Figueiredo from Fotolia.com)

Acer has been making quality budget laptops that compete with major brands for many years. Even though these laptops are durable, they can still suffer from the occasional problem. For example, if your Acer's LCD screen has been damaged or cracked, or if the backlight or screen inverter has died, it may be time to remove the LCD screen entirely and replace it with a new one. Taking your Acer to a service technician is certainly an option, but there is a way to remove the screen yourself in the privacy of your own home, and it shouldn't take more than a few minutes.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Small Phillips screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn off your Acer laptop and make sure it is disconnected from any power source.

  2. 2

    Pop the plastic screw protectors off of each corner of the LCD screen with the tip of your Phillips screwdriver. Use your Phillips screwdriver to remove the four screws.

  3. 3

    Remove the bezel (plastic frame that fits around the LCD) by grabbing it at the corners and gently pulling it away from the LCD screen.

  4. 4

    Remove the two screws from either side of the top of the LCD screen with your Phillips screwdriver. Be sure not to damage the LCD itself, as it is completely exposed.

  5. 5

    Pull the LCD screen away from the back of the computer by gripping it at the corners and pulling it forward. Be careful of the screen cable that connects the screen to the back of the computer. Unplug it from the back of the LCD screen.

  6. 6

    Unplug the wire that runs from the back of the LCD screen to the long inverter located at the back of the computer. Disconnect it from the side of the long thin inverter. The LCD is now completely removed from the computer.

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