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How to Replace an Apple Macbook Screen

What can I do about a broken Macbook screen? Laptop screens are extremely fragile and, they are often broken by the slightest accident. A broken Macbook screen need not be a cause for concern, however. Though not the easiest of tasks, laptop screen replacement is much easier than you might think. Below, you’ll find detailed, step by step instructions, (and further advice,) on how to replace your damaged Macbook screen. Replacing a broken Macbook screen Step one  Firstly, before beginning your repair, ensure that you have removed your Macbook’s battery. Next, unplug your machine from the mains power and, unplug any other device, (speakers, etc,) connected to it. Next, going corner to corner, (starting at the bottom right,) gently remove the screen cover, loosening each corner until it pops free. Step two  Remove the screws that hold the hinge in place at the bottom of the screen. Once you have removed the hinge, set it aside safely. Proceed by removing all of the screws that are holding the broken Macbook screen in place. Make sure you have removed all of the screws, (and have set them aside safely,) before continuing. Once you have done this, remove the screws underneath the Wifi antenna. Step three  You should now be in a position to pull the broken Macbook screen towards you. Take care, however, as it’s still connected to a number of cables. At the top of the screen, at the back, you should find a ribbon like cable, (perhaps attached with a piece of tape.) Disconnect this cable from the back of the old screen. Towards the bottom of the screen, you should see the inverter cable. Disconnect this from the broken Macbook screen also. You should now be in a position to remove the damaged Macbook screen from your machine. Step four  Fit your newly bought Macbook screen in place by re-inserting the screws you removed earlier and by completing the above instructions in reverse. Further help and advice  Do you still feel daunted by the prospect of replacing your Macbook screen yourself. Why not take a minute or two to browse the help and advice provided at the links below?  *Video* Macbook Pro 13 screen replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSolxo06yb0        *Video* Laptop screen replacement: Apple Macbook Pro 13: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i91WlQ7-xEk                                                                                                                     *Video* How to: Macbook LCD replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzZ6HuvvT3A The Apple Macbook replacement screens we stock  Apple Macbook screens: http://www.laptop-lcd-screen.co.uk/shop/Apple-Macbook_114_subcat.asp    *Disclaimer: As with any repair you choose to undertake, Laptop-LCD-Screen.co.uk cannot be held responsible for any damage caused to your device during the replacement/repair process. If you feel anxious or unsure about completing this repair yourself, it is best to err on the side of caution.

How to Replace an iPad Mini Screen

Replacing an iPad Mini screen  We understand how frustrating it can be when you break the screen on you iPad Mini. We understand, too, that this frustration is oftentimes fueled by the fact that Apple repairs are extremely costly. Though Apple repairs are by no means the easiest of tasks, with the correct knowledge, (and the correct tools,) you should be able to replace your broken iPad Mini screen yourself.  How to replace an iPad Mini screen  Step one  Firstly, before you begin, you'll need to gather together a heat gun/hairdryer, a Phillips #00 screwdriver, a pair of tweezers, several flat edged implements, (guitar plectrums/debit cards,) an opening tool and a suction cup. Once you have all of these tools to hand, turn off your iPad Mini and begin your repair. Quick note: before completing this, (or any form of,) repair, ensure that all of your data is backed up. Once you are in a position to begin, apply heat, (using a hairdryer or a heat-gun,) to the right hand side of your iPad Mini: the application of heat will loosen the adhesive holding the front surrounding plastics in place. After applying heat to the right hand side of your iPad Mini, use a suction cu to gently prise the font panel away from the body of the machine. Once you have created a small gap between the front panel and the body of your iPad, insert an opening tool in the space to prevent the two pieces sticking together again.  Step two  Apply heat, again, to the right hand side of your iPad Mini. As you are doing this, insert a flat edged implement, (a plectrum or the side of a debit card,) next to the opening tool you inserted during the previous stage. Once you have inserted the extra implement, use the opening tool to gently prise the entire right side of the front panel away from the body of the machine, (taking care to feed in flat-edged implements as you go to ensure that the two part of the iPad son't stick together again.) Continue applying heat, using the opening tool to prose the front panel from the body of the machine and inserting flat-edged implements, working your way around the four edges of the machine. Once you have worked your way around the body of the machine, loosening the adhesive, you should be in a position to lift the glass on the front of the iPad up, laying it over, (and away from,) the machine. Take care not to try and pull the front panel away from the iPad however as, the two will still be connected via the touchscreen cable. Step three  Once you have removed the front panel, you should be in a position to begin removing your broken iPad Mini screen. When looking at the exposed screen, you'll see that the screws holding it in place have been disguised suing small squares of foam. Use a pair of tweezers, (or a flat-edged implement,) to remove these pieces of foam, proceeding to set them aside safely. Next, remove the screws holding the screen in place using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.  Step four  Once you have removed all of the screws and set them aside safely, remove the small piece of adhesive which connects the frame of the screen to one of the iPad's speakers. Next, you should see long pieces of thin foam running around the broken screen. To remove the screen, you'll need to remove these pieces of foam and insert an opening tool between the screen frame and the adhesive, (which sits underneath.) You'll then need to loosen the adhesive holding the broken LCD in place. To do this, insert a flat-edged implement, (a plectrum or a debt card,) in between the adhesive and the screen frame at the top left of the machine. Use the flat-edged implement to gently, (but firmly,) prose the broken screen away from the body of the machine. Note: if your iPad Mini screen is badly damaged, take care when completing this step, so as to avoid injury.  Step five  Continue working your way around the broken screen with a flat-edged implement, easing it away from the body of your iPad. Next, slide an  opening tool back and forth along the edges of the iPad, (between the adhesive and the front panel,) to remove the adhesive holding the broken screen in place. Continue doing this until you are sure you have sufficiently loosened the adhesive. You should now be in a position to lift the broken screen up, (taking care not to remove it, fully, from  the machine.) Step six  Once you have lifted the broken screen up, disconnect the iPad's speakers from the machine. Next, lifetthe screen up and rest it on the front panel. You should see a  number of screws on the back of the LCD. Remove all of these screws and set them aside safely.  Step six Remove the plate that shields the broken screen. Once you have done that, disconnect the connector shield by loosening the screws holding it in place. Next, use an opening tool to remove the battery and screen connectors. After this, loosen the remaining adhesive holding the broken screen in place by hold the screen and insert an opening tool into the gap at the bottom of the display and carefully running it along. Remove the remaining adhesive from both sides of the broken screen. You should now be able to remove the broken iPad Mini screen. To fit your replacement screen and complete the repair, simply perform the above instructions in reverse. Further help and advice   Are you struggling to follow the above, step by step instructions? Don't worry, Apple repairs are notoriously complex. Why not take a minute to browse the advice provided at the links below?  iPad Mini LCD replacement:  https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPad+Mini+Wi-Fi+LCD+Replacement/17230                How to replace my iPad Mini screen, (instructions and video.) https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPad+Mini+Wi-Fi+LCD+Replacement/17230                                      *Video.* iPad Mini screen repair/replacement instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kedxa-WPT80 The iPad Mini screens we stock   Apple iPad Mini 7.9 inch screen replacement: http://www.laptop-lcd-screen.co.uk/shop/APPLE-IPAD-MINI-7.9-LAPTOP-SCREEN__35790.asp  All the Apple iPad screens we stock  Replacement Apple iPad screens: http://www.laptop-lcd-screen.co.uk/shop/Apple-iPad-LCD_751_subcat.asp  *Disclaimer: As with any repair you choose to undertake, Laptop-LCD-Screen.co.uk cannot be held responsible for any damage caused to your device during the replacement/repair process. If you feel anxious or unsure about completing this repair yourself, it is best to err on the side of caution.

New Macbook Pro Set for Release in September?

New Apple Macbook to be released soon? Reports suggest that the new Apple laptop, the Macbook Pro Retina Display, will be released for sale in September. Though mere speculation at this juncture, reports also suggest that the release of the Macbook Pro will occur in tandem with the release of the iPhone 6.   What can we expect from the new Macbook? The details The processor in the new Macbook is expected to be able to support the latest high resolution displays. (The model will be available in a choice of two screen sizes: 11 and 13 inch.) The new machine also boasts flash storage, (going from 128 GB to 512 GB,) Intel HD graphics 5000 (to improve overall performance)  and, batteries that hold their charge for considerably longer. Additionally, commentators expect Apple to release OS X Mavericks in conjunction with the new model. 

New Apple Patent Reveals Hybrid Laptop

Are Apple developing a hybrid laptop? Recently, a new patent by Apple has appeared on the internet which provides details of a hybrid machine, part laptop, part touch-screen tablet. Drawings indicate that the touch screen, (as in other present hybrid machines,) would be detachable, drawing its charge from a wireless system in the laptop’s hinge.  Will Apple maunfacture this new model? Patent: new design or innovative idea?   Though interesting designs, the jury is still out as to whether these drawings are indicative of a future Apple product or whether they are merely representative of countless innovative ideas floating around Apple HQ. Various sources suggest that Apple has stated on numerous occasions that it is not particularly fond of the inclusion of touch screen technology within laptops. Perhaps such statements provide further evidence that these designs represent just one more peripheral idea rather than concrete proof of the company’s future plans. At present, the question remains: have Apple changed their minds, or is this just one more innovative idea that will never be realized?