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Dell Latitude E5440 Screen Replacement

Replacing a Dell Latitude E5440 screen 

There's no need to worry when you break your Dell Latitude E5440 screen: laptop screen replacement requires very little technical expertise. Below, you'll find step by step instructions that will guide you through the screen replacement process. 

How to replace a Dell Latitude E5440 screen 

Step one 

Unplug your laptop from the mains power and remove the battery. You should also check to make sure that you have disconnected any, (and all,) peripheral devices, (such as memory sticks and/or speakers.) Next, close the lid of your laptop, turn the machine over and, locate and remove the optical drive and, all of the screws holding the bottom plastics in place. 

Step two 

Once you've removed the screws holding the base plastics in place, remove the bottom of the laptop. Proceed by disconnecting the two thin cables located on the bottom of the machine, (the antenna cables.) 

Step three

Remove the screws attached to the hinges of the laptop. 

Step four 

Having removed the screws on the hinges turn the laptop over and unscrew the laptop keyboard. (You should find two screws in the top corners of the keyboard.) Use your fingers or a flat edged implement, (a razor or debit card,) to ease the keyboard from the machine. Underneath the keyboard, you should see a ribbon like cable attached, Disconnect this cable. 

Step five 

Next, locate and rmeove the screws holding the hinge covers, (used to disguise the hinges on the inside of the laptop,) In place, Once you've removed the screws holding the covers in place, remove the covers also and, set them aside safely. Proceed  by removing the screws, (and disconnecting the cables,) attached to the plastics underneath the laptop keyboard. When you have removed, (and safely set aside,) all of these screws and cables, carefully work the palm-rest plastics away from the laptop.  Having removed these plastics you should see several further screws that you'll need to remove, (as well as a further cable that you'll need to detach.) 

Step six 

Next, locate and remove the screws used to hold the laptop hinge sin place, You should now be able to remove the broken Dell Latitude E5440 screen, (and the front bezel,) away from the body of the laptop. Use your fingers or a flat edged implement, (a razor or guitar plectrum,) to ease the front bezel away from the broken screen. Remember to take care when prising off the front bezel, so as to avoid snapping it in the process. When you are sure that you have sufficiently loosened the front bezel, remove it from the broken display and, safely set it aside. Having removed the front bezel you should see the broken screen being held in place by four further screws, (one in each corners,) Remove each of these screws and, set them aside. You should now be able to life the broken screen free from the rest of the screen casing. On the back of the broken Dell Latitude E5440 screen, you should see a cable attached to a gold connector. Disconnect this cable, (peeling back any strips of adhesive holding it in placem if necessary.) 

Step seven

You should now be able to remove the broken Dell Latitude E5440 screen from your laptop. To fit your newly bought replacement screen, simply complete the instructions, (as outlined above,) in reverse. 

Replacement Dell Latitude E5440 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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