Looking behind the LCD screen panel we see the rear
plastic screen bezel and all the associated cable harnesses and metal foil
components. At the bottom right is the data cable running from the
computer to the LCD screen panel. Around the outside of the rear plastic
screen bezel are cables for the WiFi antenna's, a USB cable for the
integrated web camera and reading light, and a cable running off to the screen
The back of the LCD screen panel looks like this. Aside
from two screws along each edge which hold it in
the metal frame, there is only a 40-pin data cable connection at the bottom left.
This 15.6" LCD panel is made by Samsung, model: LTN156AT24.
The 40-pin data cable connection. We can't simply disconnect this
cable though; Lenovo have applied two layers of tape to ensure the
video cable never becomes disconnected inside the laptop. To disconnect the data cable,
the tape has to be carefully removed first.
First, carefully peel back both ends of the black fiber
tape. We'll need to reapply this tape so be careful not to damage it.
Next, we carefully peel back the layer of clear
thick plastic which runs across the connection. We set this aside without
damaging the adhesive backing.
With the tapes removed, the 40-pin
male data cable can be disengaged from the socket. This doesn't require much force, but do
pull back in a straight line or you'll bend the thin metal tabs.