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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? 

The Apple Macbook replacement screens we stock 

 

*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.

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