Saturday, 10 September 2011

Dell Inspiron Mini 1011, 1012, 1010, 1018, 10V, 1110, 11z Netbook Screen Replacement


As one of the leading laptops and netbooks manufacture Dell have proved quality in their design and technology. The Dell Inspiron Mini netbook laptops are great example of this. The Dell Inspiron Mini Dell Inspiron Mini 1011, 1012, 1010, 1018, 10V, 11z netbooks are the of the best sellers among the series out there. Like every other netbooks and notebooks they the screens can crack or become defective if dropped or not well looked after.

In this tutorial I will show you step-by-step how to replace that broken, flickering or blank defective LED LCD on Dell Inspiron Mini 1011, 1012, 1010, 1018, 10V, 11z Netbooks. All the Dell mini netbooks mentioned here comes with 10.1 inch widescreen display panel except for the Inspiron 1110 and 11z which has 11.6 inch slimline screenin them.

First is to make sure you have acquired the right screen before starting the screen repair.

Dell Inspiron Mini 1011 Laptop

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 With Broken Screen

Looking at the above broken screen it is clear that the laptop may have not been dropped but may have sustained the cracked screen from the user picking the netbook up by the LCD screen. This can simply crack the screen.

Remove Dell Mini Battery





It is important to remove the laptop battery before starting the replacement.







Remove Dell Mini Screw Cover






Use a flat precision screwdriver to remove the rubber-like screw covers from the from bezel.






Remove Bezel Screw






The image on the right will show you the screw to remove. Keep these screws aside as they are different from the rest.





Remove Dell Mini Screen Bezel





The next thing is to put your fingers between the screen and the plastic bezel and start pulling on all sides to free it from the catches. The Dell Mini screens are very thin and pulling too hard may snap the plastic.




Remove Screen Internal Screws






Removing the bezel will expose the screen panel inside the laptop. Use a Philips Precision screwdriver to remove all the screws holding the screen to the back cover and brackets.




Remove Dell Camera Cable Connection






At this point if your Dell Inspiron Mini netbooks comes with a camera this is the best time to remove the cable connector as shown in the image.




Remove Dell Mini Side Screws







Pull the screen slightly towards yourself and unscrew the sidescrews.





Dell Samsung Screen Part Number







Place the screen face-down on the keyboard carefully and at this point the screen display cable, LCD part/model number and the video connection is visible.

Dell do not manufacture laptop screens so the screens brands will range from LG Philips, Samsung, AUO, Chungwha, Innolux, Chi Mei and others.

LTN101NT02 Screen Panel

Below are examples of the screens;

LTN101NT02 Made by Samsung
LP101WSA Made by LG Philips
LP101WSB
B101AW03 Made by AU Optronics
N101L6-L01 or L02 Manufactured by Chimei
BT101IW03 V.1 Innolux
HSD101PFW2 Hannstar




Disconnect LCD cable






Remove the screen cable and at this point the screen removal process is complete.







To install a new screen simply go through the process in reverse.

Dell Inspiron Mini Screen Removed