Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Dell Vostro V13, V131, 3300, 3350, 3550, 3555, 3750 Laptop Screen Replacement

Have you dropped and cracked your Dell Vostro V13, V131, 3300 or 3350 laptop notebook or it is has simply gone blank or developed lines even though it works fine when connected to an external computer monitor? In this tutorial you will learn how to replace that broken, lined or black LCD screen on the Dell Vostro laptop.

Below are links to the right replacement screens for this repair

Dell Vostro V13 Laptop Screen
Dell Vostro V131 Laptop Screen
Dell Vostro 3300 Laptop Screen
Dell Vostro 3350 Laptop Screen
Dell Vostro 3550 Laptop Screen
Dell Vostro 3555 Laptop Screen
Dell Vostro 3750 Laptop Screen

The Dell Vostro 3350, 3300, V13 and V131 come with 13.3 inch (34cm) High Definition LED Display (1366 x 768 resolution) with anti-glare finish to it. While the Vostro 3550 and 3555 come with 15.6 LED and the 3750 is 17.3 (resolution 1440 x 900).

Before you start repairing the damaged screen it is best to have the right screen with you. Listed below are links to the right replacement screens.

Dell Vostro V13 Broken Screen

Remove Dell Vostro Battery

Before starting the screen repair make sure to remove the laptop battery to avoid further damage to the notebook.

Place your fingers between the screen and the plastic bezel and start pulling on all sides to remove the bezel.

Remove Dell Vostro Bezel

Removing the screen plastic bezel needs to be done very carefully to avoid snapping it.

After removing the bezel the internal part of the Dell Vostro screen will be visible.

Unscrew Side Screws

Remove the three screws on each sides holding the screen to the backcover and keep them aside.

Remove Vostro Camera Cable

Remove the connection to the laptop camera carfully. Use the image as a guide.

Back of Dell Vostro Screen

Place the screen facedown to reveal the back of the screen, cable connection and the screen monitor part number. The Dell Vostro V13, V131, 3300 and 3350 comes with either part number CLAA133WA01A, B133XW01 V.1, LTN133AT16 or LP133WH2-TLA2. The mentioned screens are 100% compatible and interchangeable.

Disconnect LED Cable

First peel up the clear-tape holding down the screen cable connection before disconnecting it as shown in the image.

Dell Vostro Screen Removal Complete

At this point the screen removal process is complete.

The Dell Vostro V13, V131, 3300 and 3350 Laptop Screens are straight forward to replace. To install a new screen carry out the process in reverse.

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