Hi and welcome to 365 Laptop Repair. This is a tutorial on how to do a Dell Latitude 6430u screen replacement repair. There are a few things you are going to need to complete this repair. In this tutorial we will be using tweezers, a prying tool, a philips head screwdriver, and optionally a power philips screwdriver. You will also need a replacement LCD screen that is for your laptop.
In our repair, we remove the LCD assembly from the rest of the laptop as it is easier to work on with it detached. However, it is not necessary to complete the repair.
Screen replacement video
If you don’t have the required tools or don’t want to do the repair yourself, send it to us and one of our experienced technicians will fix it for you! Visit our laptop repair form or repair estimate page for more information.
Tools Needed: Phillips head screwdriver (optional – power screwdriver), Tweezers, Prying
Removing the old LCD screen
First you have to remove the plastic bezel surrounding the screen. The bezel is held in by clips on the inside. Insert your prying tool into the bottom of the screen between the bezel and the back case as shown in the picture below. Work your way around the edges until the bezel comes loose.
Using your prying tool to remove the bezel
After removing the bezel, there are 4 screws (blue arrows below) near the corners of the LCD screen that need to be removed.
With all the screws removed it is time to remove the LCD screen from the case. Use your tweezers to gently lift up the LCD. Don’t remove the LCD completely as it is still connected by a cable on the back.
The gold LCD connector is covered by material, so use your tweezers to lift up the material. Once you can see the gold LCD connector, slide it out perpendicular to the screen to disconnect it.
With the old LCD screen now removed, prepare your new LCD for installation.
Installing your new LCD screen
Take your new LCD screen and reconnect it via the gold connector on the back. Next, put the LCD back into place and make sure it is sitting correctly. Then replace the 4 screws that attach the LCD to the back case.
Finally, retrieve the plastic bezel and situate it properly on the screen. Then run your fingers along the edges of the screen, snapping the bezel back into place as you go.
Now you can re-attach the LCD screen assembly to the rest of the the laptop if you removed it. Check out our teardown linked at the top of the post for how to do so.
Dell Latitude 6430u screen replacement complete
With the completion of this tutorial, you now know how to replace the screen on your Dell Latitude 6430u laptop.
If you would like to have your computer repaired for you, send it to us at 365 Laptop Repair and one of our experienced technicians will do it for you. Visit our laptop repair form or our repair estimate page for more information.