How to Reuse a Laptop Display

Written by t.m. wit
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The laptop display is the LCD screen that is in the top half of your laptop. Old laptop monitors can be reused in newer laptops as long as they are not damaged. Reusing your old laptop's display will require removing it and installing it into another laptop. Reusing your old laptop will take about 40 minutes to complete.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver

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Instructions

    Removing the old display

  1. 1

    Remove the plastic screw covers that surround your LCD display unit.

  2. 2

    Remove the screws found under the screw covers.

  3. 3

    Lift the plastic piece that fits around your screen away from your old laptop.

  4. 4

    Remove the screws at the corners of the LCD display.

  5. 5

    Disconnect the data and power cables, then remove the LCD screen.

    Installing the old display unit.

  1. 1

    Turn off your laptop and remove the power cord.

  2. 2

    Remove the plastic screw covers and the screws found beneath them.

  3. 3

    Remove the plastic piece that fits around your LCD screen.

  4. 4

    Remove the screws at the corners of your display, then disconnect the power and data cables.

  5. 5

    Remove the display from your laptop.

  6. 6

    Connect the data and power cables to your old display.

  7. 7

    Replace the screws at the corners of the LCD screen.

  8. 8

    Replace the plastic piece and the screws and screw covers.

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