How to Take Apart a Philips LCD Monitor

Updated April 17, 2017

If you spend a lot of time on your home computer, it is in your best interest to keep your LCD monitor, such as a Philips monitor, in good working order. If you've been experiencing problems with your monitor, one option is to open it up in order to try and fix the problem yourself.

Turn off your Philips monitor and unplug it from the outlet, along with any computer devices it may be connected to. Place it face down on a large piece of fabric to protect the screen.

Use your Philips screwdriver to remove the screws from the monitor stand where it connects to the back of the monitor.

Remove all screws from the back panel of the monitor. Remove the back panel and set it aside. The motherboard will be visible, sitting on top of the metal plate covering the back of the screen.

Unplug all cables connected to ports on the top of the board and then remove the screws on the sides and corners of the board. Remove the board itself and set it aside.

Stand the monitor up and insert your flathead screwdriver in the seam where the front LCD frame meets the body of the unit. Work your way around the sides until the frame separates. Set it aside.

Locate the button bar mounted just below the screen. Use your Philips screwdriver to remove the screws holding it in place and remove the button bar.

Place your monitor face down once again and use your Philips screwdriver to remove the screws on the metal plate covering the back of the screen.

Remove the metal plate from the back of the screen and then remove the LCD screen from the housing. Reverse the steps for reassembly.

Things You'll Need

  • Large piece of fabric
  • Philips screwdriver
  • Flathead screwdriver
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About the Author

Michael Wallace has been a freelance copywriter and journalist since 2003. He served in the U.S. Navy and attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Specializing in writing technical articles, Wallace has contributed to city publications such as "San Diego City Beat."