04-18-2018 08:27 AM
Hey guys, I have an E460 here with a low resolution screen and I would really like to replace/upgrade the screen to a 1080p one to get more life out of this machine however I am having some troubles removing the bezel.
I found a couple youtube videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JYm7cRswrk&t= which I know is not an E450/460 as well as this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bDmrbYejA0 for an E450, as well as another E450 video and in these videos, users are able to just simply pop off the bezel of the screen without taking the entire laptop apart. I am having trouble getting the bottom of the bezel to come off and seperate from the hinges it seems like. I would really like to take this apart without having to take apart the entire laptop and take the top lid off and I can't imagine the design changed drastically from the E450 to the E460 but maybe it did?
I would like some advice and to know if this is something even possible, or if I should just give up on changing the screen unless I am willing to take the entire machine apart?
04-18-2018 08:49 AM
Did you get a chance to look at the HMM(hardware maintenance manual) ? Starts on page 80 for LCD removal
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04-18-2018 09:26 AM
Yes, as I said they appear to show removing the entire system board and top lid to take the entire screen off, then replacer the LCD panel. I have seen videos on youtube on other similar models, as well as the previous generation where people were able to just remove the bezel, unclip the ribbon cable from the monitor and replace however I cannot get the bezel off with it attached to the machine and that is what I am trying to do. I am trying to avoid opening up the entire system and disconnecting the system board or anything if possible.
04-19-2018 12:48 PM
First, I have never replaced the LCD panel on an E460. On similar models, the hard thing is getting the bezel's bottom edge free of the base, but after you get it off and the panel is replaced, it is very hard to get the bottom edge snapped into the base cover so that everything is straight. I have changed a lot of panels and I have a good idea how it is supposed to feel and how much pressure to use. The service manual is written to minimize the chances of breaking something. If I were doing it, I would try to swap the panel without taking the machine completely apart, but I would be ready to change direction if it seemed appropriate. My advice to you is to follow the manual.