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Great advise.  Working on a high-contrast surface might be helpful, too, 
so that you can find those small screws when they get fumbled.  Also, 
keep coffee and children away from your system while you have it open.  
I lost a Sony Vaio that way.

-Greg

Bryan Fleming wrote:
> I've replaced the screen on an Inspiron 6000.   It's not particularly 
> hard, but will take some time.  I suggest having a number of small 
> bowls or cups for the different size screws and a process to remember 
> what came from where.  You will be taking apart the bulk of the 
> computer in order to do it.  Take your time, be gentle and go slow.  
> You'll want a small variety of philips head screwdrivers.
>
> -Bryan
>
> Tim Raymond wrote:
>> There are instructions on how to do it here:
>>
>> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1300/en/sm/display.htm#wp1105347 
>>
>>
>>
>> I've not done screen replacement, but I've replaced other parts in 
>> Dell laptops that required taking a lot of it apart and while it was 
>> very time consuming, the Dell directions were good and things worked 
>> out as it seemed they should.
>>
>> Martha Cafferky wrote:
>>> Has anyone had occasion to replace a cracked screen on a laptop 
>>> (Dell Inspiron B130)? Is this something I could tackle myself (I'm 
>>> reasonable mechanical) or would it be better to send it out for 
>>> repair. Thanks for your advise.
>>> Martha
>>>
>>