How to Replace a Compaq Presario V6000 LCD Screen

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How to Replace a Compaq Presario V6000 LCD Screen
Replace your V6000's screen with caution. (laptop image by Angie Lingnau from Fotolia.com)

The Compaq V6000 was a laptop released by HP/Compaq in 2006. Sporting an AMD Sempron or Turion X2 CPU, up to 2GB of RAM and a 60GB to 120GB hard drive, the V6000 was a fairly speedy laptop for its time. Although fairly outdated as of 2010, the Internet is littered with reports and complaints of blank or otherwise distorted screens. However, you should replace your LCD only if your V6000 is no longer under warranty.

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Things you need

  • Grounding wrist strap
  • Small screwdrivers
  • Replacement LCD

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Put on your grounding wrist strap and attach the metal lead to a grounded surface. This will prevent electrostatic discharge from destroying your laptop's internal components.

  2. 2

    Remove any cables or plugs still connected to the computer and remove the battery. With the laptop's lid facing downward, remove the two screws at the base of the laptop securing the switch cover in place. Open the lid so that the screen is open as far as possible (slightly wider than a 90 degree angle to the laptop's chassis). Lift the rear edge of the switch cover and swing it back toward you, resting it on the keyboard.

  3. 3

    Flip the laptop back over and remove the three screws on the underside of the chassis that hold the keyboard in place. Flip the laptop over again and open the lid as far as possible. Lift the rear edge of the keyboard upward and gently slide the forward edge toward the screen until it comes free.

  4. 4

    In the newly exposed internals of the computer, disconnect the display cable, the display assembly's microphone cable and remove the four Phillips screws holding the display assembly in place. While supporting the assembly with one hand, gently lift it up and out of the chassis.

  5. 5

    Remove the eight rubber screw covers from the display bezel. They are small, black rubber pieces than can be pried up with your fingernail. Remove the eight Phillips screws underneath the screw covers.

  6. 6

    Gently pry around the edges of the bezel with your fingers until the bezel comes loose from the screen. Disconnect the inverter cable from the screen and lift the inverter from the display assembly. Remove the four Phillips screws from the LCD screen holding it to the display assembly.

  7. 7

    Replace the old screen with the replacement model. Follow these instructions in reverse to reassemble the laptop. Replace the battery and power on the laptop to make sure the screen is working properly.

Tips and warnings

  • Consider taking your laptop to an authorised HP/Compaq service centre to have it serviced.

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