I recently received a Samsung R522 from a customer that had a pretty beaten up screen. Screen replacements are generally an easy fix, but I thought I’d post a quick run through here for anyone in doubt.
Step 1: Remove screw covers
Using a flat head screw driver, gently remove the screw covers dotted around the periphery of the screen there are 6 in total.
Step 2: Unscrew screen casing
Once you have removed the screw covers you can unscrew the the screws around the screen casing. Remember to put them in a safe place like a glass or something as they are tiny and very easy to lose!
Step 3: Gently separate the casing from screen
Using a credit card or something similar ( maybe something of less valus incase you snap your card ), very gently separate the case from the screen. Do this by inserting the card in the gap between front and back of casing and easing around the entire casing hood.
Once you have worked your way around the case, gently separate the plastic lid from the screen and the back of the casing.
Step 4: Unscrew screen from brackets
The screen is held in place by two brackets, one on either side of the screen. It is attached by 3 screws on each bracket. Locate and unscrew them.
Step 5: Remove ribbon cable from back of screen
Now that you have access to the back of the screen, gently unstick the yellow tape holding the ribbon in place and then slide the ribbon connector down to release it from the screen.
Step 6: Out with the old, in with the new!
You can now safely remove the old screen and replace it with the new one.
Step 7: Reattach the cable & attach to bracket
Simply do the reverse of the 2 last steps!
Step 8: Screw in the plastic lid & boot up laptop
Screw the lid back onto the casing of the screen and cover the screw heads with the screw covers you removed in the first step. Voila! You’ve just replaced your screen! Boot up and make sure that all is well.