Dell M14x Laptop User Manual

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Display Assembly
Alienware®M14x Service Manual
Removing the Display Assembly
Replacing the Display Assembly
Removing the Display Assembly
1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2. Remove the base cover (see Removing the Base Cover).
3. Remove the battery pack (see Removing the Battery Pack).
4. Disconnect the antenna cables from the Mini-Card(s)(see Removing the Mini-Card(s)).
5. Note the routing of the Mini-Card antenna cables and remove them from the routing guides on the computer base.
6. Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible.
7. Remove the center-control cover (see Removing the Center-Control Cover).
8. Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).
9. Remove the palm-rest assembly (see Removing the Palm-Rest Assembly).
10. Using the pull tab, disconnect the display cable from the connector on the system board.
11. Disconnect the touch-screen board cable from the connector on the system board.
12. Remove the four screws that secure the display assembly to the computer base.
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal
surface (such as a connector on your computer).
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is
not covered by your warranty.
CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery Pack) before working inside the
Mini-Card antenna cables