Preliminary Steps

Before you begin, remove the following:

  • Battery
  • Keyboard and RAM shield
  • AirPort Extreme Card
  • Memory card
  • Bottom case
  • Bottom shield
  • DC-in board
  • Top case
  • Top shield
  • Modem
  • Display module

Note: Although your display assembly might appear somewhat different than shown, the steps to follow are the same.

1. With the display module lying face up on a soft cloth, use either a 5/32 hex driver or a Torx T6 screwdriver to remove the four 8-mm long screws (two on each side) from the display housing.

  1. Using a black stick, pry up the bezel from the display housing. Carefully work the black stick around the outer perimeter and corners of the bezel.
  2. Warning: When lifting the assembly, be careful not to strain the cables.

With the bezel assembly loosened, grasp the display clutch cover and raise the assembly off of the display housing.

4. Place the display assembly face down on a soft cloth.

5. Peel up the tape if it covers the two screws at the clutch. Remove the two 11-mm long Phillips screws.

Note: The positioning of the tape on the shield might differ among computer models.

6. Tilt up the display assembly and pull straight down on the display clutch cover.

Note: There are two small, thin, plastic clutch caps that slide into the ends of the clutch cover. The clutch caps might fall off as you remove the clutch cover. Be careful not to lose the clutch caps.

Note: The clutch caps are mirror images of each other. There is a right clutch cap and a left clutch cap. Note the positioning of the clutch caps on the display clutch cover. The image below shows the left clutch cap installed.

7. Install the replacement display clutch cover, and reassemble and test the computer.

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