LCD Screen Replacement for Sony Vaio PCG-61A14L

This is a step by step guide on replacing the LCD screen of a Sony Vaio PCG-61A14L. The screen was purchased for a great price from www.LaptopScreen.com and put in by Bill from www.StlCompDocs.com.

This particular model of laptop was very simple compared to others, and shouldn’t take more than 15 or 20 minutes. You only have to remove 10 screws and one connector to take off the old LCD, so it wasn’t difficult at all.

 

STEP 1: There are four white bumpers made out of rubber on the four corners of the screen where the yellow arrows are pointing. Use a small flat head screw driver to pry these off to reveal phillips screws beneath each bumper.

Sony Vaio LCD Repair

STEP 2: Unscrew and set aside the four phillips screws.  

STEP 3: Using a flathead screw driver, plastic guitar pic, or your fingernails, separate the front panel from the back at the seam. This will make a snapping noise, which is alright. Unsnap the front all the way around the screen including the bottom. You will be able to lift the bottom hinge area of this front panel away from the base.

Sony Vaio Lcd Repair Bezel

 

STEP 4: There are four Phillips screws on top of the LCD holding the frame into place.  Remove these four screws.

Sony Vaio Frame Screw Removal

STEP 5: There are two Phillips screws on each side of the LCD holding the LCD into the frame. Remove these four screws. The LCD will be loose after these are removed so be aware.

Sony Vaio LCD Side Screw Removal

STEP 6: Lay the LCD on its front side keeping the bottom close to the back panel as there is a connector.(The Yellow Arrow is pointing to it)

Sony Vaio LCD Connector Removal

STEP 7: Lift the tape on the connector and unplug the connector. The gray wiring of the connector has adhesive, so gently lift this from the old LCD.

STEP 8: Once the connector and gray wire are no longer attached to the old LCD, dispose of the old LCD and place the new one face down on the keyboard with the plug near the connector.

STEP 9: Plug the connector into the new LCD. Gently press the tape and gray wire down so the adhesive sticks again.

STEP 10: Once the plug is in and the tape down, lift the LCD screen so that it is up against the back panel with the silver frame bars on both sides of the LCD. See STEP 4 image.

STEP 11: Screw in the 4 screws into the side of the LCD that you took out in step 5.

STEP 12: Replace the four screws on the top and bottom of the LCD that you removed in step 4.

STEP 13: Place the plastic front panel in place and snap it back into place. Some force will be necessary but be careful not to put any pressure on the actual LCD screen as it is very fragile.

STEP 14: Screw in the four screws that you removed in step 2.

STEP 15: Stick the white rubber bumpers over the four phillips screws that you just replaced.

STEP 16: Turn on the laptop and if you did everything properly it should work great.