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Sunday, 17 April 2011

Sony Vaio VGN-NW20EF, PCG-61611M, PCG-71312M, 71311M, VPCEB1E0E Screen Replacement

In this tutorial I will show you how to replace a laptop screen on Sony Vaio VGN-NW20EF, 
PCG-61611M, PCG-71312M, VPCEB1E0E series. The Sony Vaio VGN-NW20EF, 
PCG-61611M, PCG-71312M, VPCEB1E0E series come solely with 15.5 HD LCD 
XBLACK widescreens with resolution of 1366 x 768. This replacement instruction 
can be used for many other Sony Vaio laptop as listed below;


Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S, NW11SR, NW11Z, NW120J, NW125J, NW12Z, NW150J, 
NW20, NW20E, NW20SF,
Sony Vaio PCG-71311M, 61611M, 7185M, 7183M, 7171M, 7184L, 71312W, 
6161U and many others.

Broken Sony Vaio Laptop Screen

The very first thing to do is to get the right 
replacement screen for your laptop. To easily 
order a replacement screen for the Sony Vaio 
VGN-NW series go to sony vaio VGN-NW series.

Usually to replace a laptop screen tools that are needed are precision screwdrivers and the LCD screen only.

One of the very most important thing when carrying
 out  laptop screens replacement is to remove the 
laptop battery before starting anything as if this is 
not done may cause more problems. So remove the 
battery and only use it if you have to test the screen 
during the replacement.

Remove rubber covers to expose screws

This image on the left shows how you will take 
the screw covers off which will then expose 
the screws holding down the bezel to the top 
part of the laptop. Remove the screws too and 
keep them safe.

The next thing is to place your fingers between 
the Sony Vaio screen and the bezel and start 
pulling slightly on all the sides until the bezel is 
pulled free from the laptop. This needs to be 
done carefully as shown in the images below.

The best trick is to pull up to remove bezel

For most Sony Vaios the bezel will be hard 
to remove. The trick is to pull up as in the image
 on the right. Sony Vaio  bezels are very fragile 
and can easily snap so do this with care. You 
must not pull too hard.

Looking at the picture below it is then time to remove the side screws holding the screen to the hinges arms. 
This is the major structure of the internal part of the screen mechanism whereby if this part is not well 
screwed back after the screen repair may result in the screen cracking on every impact. When removing 
the screws make sure they are well places so as not to have them mixed up.
Unscrew side screws holding the screen

Place the screen flat on the keyboard area and the picture below is what you will see. At the back of the screen is a ribbon cable called the screen data cable. The screen data cable transmits all that goes on at the lower part (motherboard area) of the laptop to the screen. There is also another cable called the inverter cable. This is at the bottom area of the screen and it connects to a small board called the inverter. The job of this cable and the inverter is to produce bright light to the screen whereby if the inverter or the backlight connector is damaged, the screen WILL WORK but there will be no bright light to the screen. 

Carefully remove yellow tape, pull up the clear tape and carry out the data disconnection as below. 
This must be done with care as any mistake may cause a permanent damage to the cable or the connector.

The next thing is to remove the inverter connection by pulling as in the images below.

The screen removal process is complete. To replace the screen you now need to carry out the 
instruction in a reverse order. 

Only buy original screens for laptops as regular screens may not give you same quality and screen brightness control.

Hope this has helped you to replace your broken Sony Vaio Laptop Screen. Leave us a feedback by 
commenting and if you have any questions also use the comment form and I will reply you personally.

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Works perfectly! Amazing. Thank you.

Perfect, allthough layout was a bit different.

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