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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Dell Inspiron Q15R, M501R, Q17R, 17R Laptop Screen Replacement

In this tutorial you will learn how to disassemble and replace a broken or on Dell Inspiron Q15R, M501R, Q17R, 17R Laptop Notebooks. You can also use this instruction to fit a new screen if you have noticed your screen flickering or you can see defect lines on it. The Dell Inspiron Dell Inspiron Q15R, M501R, Q17R, 17R laptop come with 15.6 inch HD WLED display monitor panel for the Dell Inspiron Q15R, M501R and 17.3 inch for the Q17R and 17R.

Before starting the screen replacement make sure you have the right screen to install.

Dell Inspiron Q15R Screen
Dell Inspiron M501R Screen
Dell Inspiron Q17R Screen
Dell Inspiron 17R Screen

Broken Dell Q15R Screen

Remove Q15R Laptop Battery

First and important thing is to remove the Dell laptop battery before starting the replacement. Please note that static charges could damage the backlight of the new screen if the battery is not removed before the repair.

Remove Dell Screen Bezel

The Dell Inspiron Q15R, M501R, Q17R and 17R laptop mostly will not come with any screws in the bezel. All that is needed to remove the bezel is to put your finger between the screen and the plastic bezel and pull carefully until it released. Do this on all sides of the laptop.

The bezel of the Dell Inspiron Q15R, M501R, Q17R and 17R notebook are very fragile and pulling too hard may snap it. So the best trick is to pull firmly but not too hard.

Remove the LCD screws

By successfully removing the bezel you the internal part of the screen is now accessible. At the top two sides of the screen remove the screws holding it to the back cover and keep them safely.

On the two bottom sides there will be 2 or 3 screws. Unscrew them to free the screen arms totally from the back cover.

Place the Q15R screen face-down

At this point the screen can now be lowered to reveal the screen cables and LED connection. This area must be handled with care.

Remove Screen Side Screws

On the two sides of the screen remove all the screws holding the screen to the hinges arms and keep them safely.

Disconnect the Led cable. Note that sometimes this connection is held down by a clear tape. Raise and peel the clear tape with a flat screwdriver before disconnecting the cable.

The screen removal process is now complete. To install a new screen simply carry out the whole process backward (in reverse order).

Find the right replacement screen below;


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