How To Install A Lcd Screen On A Dell 1535
Learning how to install a LCD screen on a Dell 1535 is not as difficult as it may sound at first. It is however a delicate process. There are few terms a user should know before attempting LCD replacement. The Trim bezel for example, is the outer plastic rim cover that runs along the LCD screen. This helps hold the LCD screen in place. Also make sure the power supply, otherwise known as the battery, is unplugged and removed. This is where the computer retains all it's power, and must be fully unplugged before repair can begin.
- Remove the Base Cover. The Base Cover is the back piece of the laptop, opposite the screen. On the back, there are seven small screws that need to be removed. There are also three tabs which help guide base cover into place. Once the screws are loosened, the base cover can be removed. With the Base cover removed you will be able to see two screws on the bottom of the computer, at either end. Remove these screws. There are also two smaller screws where the battery slides into the computer. These screws should also be removed.
- Now you can begin to pry off the trim bezel which surrounds the LCD. Again, it is the outer plastic border rim which helps hold the LCD in place. Do this gently, there is delicate circuitry beneath the trim bezel at the upper base of the keyboard which borders the screen.
- With the trim bezel removed, many small connectors will be revealed from underneath. All of these must be removed. To accomplish this, it's also necessary to remove the keyboard. To do this, remove the two screens at the upper base of the keyboard, then gently remove the keyboard. There is a wide black ribbon cable which connects to the keyboard from underneath. Remove this to release the keyboard. With this completed, you can remove all of the small ribbon and connector cables at the base of the keyboard running along the top which boarders the LCD screen. The two final screws on either side of the laptop along the top base can now be removed. With this the laptop screen can be removed.
Now the display hinges can be removed along with the final screws. There will be a final bezel surrounding the screen, gently pry this off. The screen itself can be removed at this point and replaced. Be careful to disconnect the connector cables that hold the LCD in place at the base of the screen. There is tape that you will find on the back of the laptop screen. Gently remove this to help release the screen. At this point you can replace your defective screen with a new one.
- Follow the same steps to put the laptop back together that were followed in deconstructing it. Replace the screws carefully. It helps to keep them properly sorted and noted to know where they go. Also make sure to fully connect all the cables at the base of the laptop bordering the screen.
Tip: Be careful when replacing or removing the trim bezel as this is a sensitive part of the computer where the screen comes into contact with the Bezel.