Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Acer Aspire 5742, 5742Z, 5552, 5552G, 5551-A, 5551, 5750 Laptop Screen Replacement

In this tutorial I will show you how to dismantle, change or replace a laptop screen on Acer Aspire 5742Z, 5742, 5552, 5552G, 5551-A, 5551, 5750 Laptop series. The Acer Aspire 5742Z, 5742, 5552, 5552G, 5551-A, 5551, 5750 Laptop series come solely with 15.6 HD LED LCD widescreens with resolution of 1366 x 768. This laptop screen replacement instruction can be used for many other Acer Aspire laptop series. Use this instruction if the screen is flickering, dark or with lines.

The very first thing to do is to get the right replacement screen for your laptop. Listed below are links specifically to the right screens for the Aspire series at Laptop Screen Online.

Acer Aspire Laptop

For this replacement you will need precision screwdrivers and the LCD screen.

After getting right screen for your laptop then you are ready. First remove the laptop battery as notebooks with LED screens are very sensitive to charges when carrying out works on them. It is very important to remove the laptop battery before carrying out the replacement.

Acer Aspire laptop series

The Acer Aspire 5742Z, 5742, 5552, 5552G, 5551-A, 5551, 5750 laptop series come only with two screws at the two bottom sides of the bezels. This replacement instruction should be followed very carefully as any mistake could result in damaging the laptop the more.

Remove Bezel Plastic Cover

The image on the left shows how you will take the screw covers off which will then expose the screws holding down the bezel to the lower part of the laptop.

Remove Bezel Screws

Remove the screws after taking the cover off. This screw should be kept safely so as to not to mix it up with others.

Laptop Screen Bezel Removal

The next thing is to place your fingers between the screen and the bezel as shown in the picture on the left and start pulling slightly on all the sides until the bezel is pulled free from the laptop. This needs to be done carefully as doing it wrongly or forcefully will result in snapping the bezel.

LCD Bezel Removal

The Acer Aspire 5742Z, 5742, 5552, 5552G, 5551-A, 5551, 5750 bezel is very fragile and easy to snap so you must do this with care. You must not pull too hard.

After the plastic bezel is removed the next thing is to remove the two screws at the top and all the side screws on the sides as shown in the image. There are three screws on the sides holding the screen tight to the hinges arms. Make sure all the screws are well places so as not to have them mixed up.

Removing the side screws will then free the screen from the laptop leaving only the screen data cable left to deal with. This is the area where utmost care should be taken as the cables are very fragile and snapping it will require you to buy a new one.

Remove Screen Data Cable

As the Acer Aspire 5742Z, 5742, 5552, 5552G, 5551-A, 5551, 5750 series laptop comes with LED screen and there is only one data connector at the back of the screen. Carefully pull up the clear tape holding down this screen data cable and pull the data connectors apart. This must be done with care as any mistake may cause a permanent damage to the cable or the connector.

The screen removal process is complete. To replace the screen you only need to carry out the instruction in a reverse order. Only buy original laptop screens as regular screens may not give you same quality and screen brightness control. Good luck!!

Screen Removal Process Complete


  1. can i use a screen from an acer aspire 5525 on my acer aspire 5742.


  2. Thanks. Got the screen out.

  3. what about the cable connection at the bottonm thats attached an the cable at the top near the camera, how do i disconect these?