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How to Replace a Broken Gateway Screen

What’s the cure for a broken Gateway laptop screen? We know how frustrating it can be when you break your laptop screen. However, a damaged Gateway screen need not be a cause for concern: laptop screen replacement is surprisingly simple and, it requires very little technical expertise. In fact, some of our customers have managed to replace their broken screen in just half an hour, saving themselves valuable time and money in the process! Below, you’ll find detailed instructions that will help you replace your broken Gateway screen with ease. Replacing a broken Gateway screen  Step one  Before doing anything else, unplug your Gateway machine and remove the battery. You should also ensure that you have disconnected any peripheral devices from your machine, (such as laptop speakers, hard drives and/or memory sticks.) Once you are sure that you have disconnected your laptop from any (and all) sources of power, use a small screwdriver to carefully prise off the plastic covers on the machine’s hinges. Next, locate the screws holding the front bezel, (or the plastics surrounding the broken Gateway screen,) in place. These screws are often disguised by small aesthetic covers so, you’ll need to carefully remove these, (and set them aside,) first Step two  Once you are sure that you have removed all of the screws holding the front bezel in place, gently pull it free from the machine, taking care not to break it in the process. At the bottom of the exposed screen, you should find the inverter board. Disconnect the cable attached to it. Once you have done that, remove the screws holding the cracked Gateway screen in place. Once you have removed all of these screws, (and set them aside safely,) slowly pull the broken Gateway screen towards you, (taking care so as to avoid injury,) and disconnect the large ribbon cable attached to the back, (and top,) of the screen. Step three  You should now be in a position to remove the broken screen from your machine. To fit the replacement, all you need do is perform the above instructions in reverse. (For example: set the new screen in place, re- attach the ribbon-like cable to its back, re-connect the inverter cable, replace the screws that held the old screen in its metal holding frame and then re-attach the surrounding plastics or, the front bezel.) Further help and advice  Are you still worried about performing this repair by yourself? Are you in need of further guidance? Take a minute or two to watch the videos posted below: Gateway NV57 screen replacement procedure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENmPg46IB9Q Gateway NV55C laptop screen replacement procedure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12lDfJ_V12M Laptop screen replacement: Gateway LT4010U: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7IyzhmF_Jo All of the Gateway screens we stock  Gateway PEW91, CA6, P5WS0, NEW95, W323, T1628 and KBYFO screens: https://www.laptop-lcd-screen.co.uk/shop/Gateway_289_cat.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 a Toshiba Satellite Screen

What can I do about a broken Toshiba Satellite screen? Often, when a piece of technology breaks, we feel compelled to buy an entirely new replacement. But, did you know that you can save valuable time and money by replacing your Toshiba Satellite screen yourself? Contrary to popular belief, laptop screen replacement requires very little technical expertise. Below you’ll find detailed instructions on how to replace your damaged Toshiba Satellite screen.  How to replace a damaged Toshiba Satellite screen Step one  Firstly, before doing anything else, ensure that you have removed your laptop’s battery and, that you have unplugged your machine from the mains power. You should also make sure that you have disconnected any external devices, (such as speakers, drives, and/or iPods.) Next, unscrew the screws holding the screen cover in place, (note: these screws are often hidden by plastic covers which will need to be carefully removed first.) Then, gently ease off the screen cover and the bezel surrounding your broken Toshiba Satellite screen.  Step two  You should now be in a position to gain access to the screen inverter, (the green board found near the bottom of the screen.) Unplug the cable that runs from the damaged screen to the inverter boards. Next, remove, (and safely set aside,) the screws holding the broken Toshiba Satellite screen in the metal holding frame. When you are sure you have removed all of the screws, gently pull the screen towards you. At the back, (and top,) of the screen, you should find a ribbon like cable. Disconnect this cable, (removing the piece of tape holding it in place, if need be.)  Step three  Next, unscrew the remaining screws holding the broken screen in place. You should now be in a position to remove the damged screen from the body of the machine. To fit your newly bought Toshiba Satellite screen, simply perform the above instructions in reverse. Congratulations, you have successfully replaced your Toshiba Satellite laptop screen!  Further help and advice  Are you still worried about replacing your laptop screen yourself? Check out the Toshiba Satellite screen replacement videos below: Toshiba Satellite screen replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9dPU5GLez4  Toshiba Satellite C855, C855D laptop screen replacement procedure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycTamQ4FKyE  Toshiba Satellite P755 laptop screen replacement procedure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tCpUrAy12M  Toshiba Satellite LCD screen replacement guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DQXf_gp_GE All the Toshiba Satellite screens we stock Replacement Toshiba Satellite screens: https://www.laptop-lcd-screen.co.uk/shop/Toshiba-Satellite-series_598_cat.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 a HP Compaq Screen

What can I do about a broken HP Compaq screen? Laptop screens are extremely fragile and, they are often broken by the slightest accident. A broken HP Compaq laptop screen need not be a cause for concern, however. Laptop screen replacement is far easier than you might think. In fact, by replacing your broken HP Compaq screen yourself, you could save valuable time and money. Below, you’ll find detailed, step by step instructions on how to replace your HP Compaq screen.  Replacing a HP Compaq screen  Step one  First, before starting the screen replacement process, drain your laptop’s battery and unplug it from the mains. Next, remove your machine’s battery and, unplug any additional devices connected to it, (such as speakers and/or drives.) Once you completed all of these preliminary steps, you are in a position to begin the screen replacement process. Step two  Next, locate the screws holding the plastics surrounding the damaged HP Compaq screen in place. (Often, these screws are hidden under plastic covers which you’ll need to gently remove first.) Once you are sure that you’ve removed all of the screws, gently prise the front bezel away from the damaged screen. Step three  You should see the broken or cracked HP Compaq laptop screen sitting inside a metal holding frame. Remove the screws holding the damaged screen in place. Once you have removed all of these screws, carefully pull the damaged screen towards you. At the back of the screen, you should find a large cable. Disconnect this cable. You should now be able to remove the broken screen from the machine. Step four  Fit the new screen by placing it in position and re-attaching the cable you found at the back of the old display. Fix the new screen into the metal holding frame by replacing the screws you removed earlier. To complete the screen replacement process, repeat the actions described above, (the removal of the surrounding plastics etc,) in reverse.  Step five  Congratulations, you have successfully replaced your broken HP Compaq laptop screen! Further help and advice  Do you still feel daunted by the prospect of replacing your broken HP Compaq screen yourself? Why not take a moment to browse the helpful videos below?:  *Video* HP Compaq LCD screen replacement guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fICTNdu3VzE       *Video* HP laptop screen replace, LED Compaq: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG989hwUg88 HP Compaq replacement screens  All the HP Compaq replacement screens we stock: https://www.laptop-lcd-screen.co.uk/shop/Compaq_316_cat.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 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: https://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: https://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: https://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.