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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?: 

HP Compaq replacement screens 


*Disclaimer: As with any repair you choose to undertake, 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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