Thanks for your tips and the link to the instructions. The screen
replacement went pretty well (actually kind of fun) once I finally
received the correct screen... I would not recommend Laptopz.com for
I used a large piece of poster board with sticky side up clear packing
tap under which I placed the screen identification template found in
Quoting Andy Foster <[log in to unmask]>:
> Another tip is to get a large construction paper and use paint tape to
> tape the screws on it with # and explantations underneath. Also take
> pictures before taking anything out so you can refer to them.
> Paper cups sound good but one issue is you can knock them over etc.
> I've used the construction paper many times.
> On Jul 2, 2009, at 1:40 PM, David Houston wrote:
>> I've not done this particular one, but Bryan's suggestion of small cups is
>> a really good one. I'd add to that: number the cups, and follow the steps
>> in numbered order, putting the particular steps' screws into the matched
>> cup. Then, reassembly is much easier and you reduce or possibly eliminate
>> the chance of getting any "pocket screws"!
>> David Houston
>> University of Vermont
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>> On Thu, 2 Jul 2009, Bryan Fleming intoned:
>> BF:I've replaced the screen on an Inspiron 6000. It's not
>> particularly hard,
>> BF:but will take some time. I suggest having a number of small
>> bowls or cups
>> BF:for the different size screws and a process to remember what
>> came from where.
>> BF:You will be taking apart the bulk of the computer in order to do
>> it. Take
>> BF:your time, be gentle and go slow. You'll want a small variety
>> of philips
>> BF:head screwdrivers.
>> BF:Tim Raymond wrote:
>> BF:> There are instructions on how to do it here:
>> BF:> I've not done screen replacement, but I've replaced other
>> parts in Dell
>> BF:> laptops that required taking a lot of it apart and while it
>> was very time
>> BF:> consuming, the Dell directions were good and things worked out
>> as it seemed
>> BF:> they should.
>> BF:> Martha Cafferky wrote:
>> BF:> > Has anyone had occasion to replace a cracked screen on a
>> laptop (Dell
>> BF:> > Inspiron B130)? Is this something I could tackle myself (I'm
>> BF:> > mechanical) or would it be better to send it out for repair.
>> Thanks for
>> BF:> > your advise.
>> BF:> > Martha
>> BF:> >
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