How to replace LED screen on Sony Vaio VPCZ1 ultrabook
Ultrabooks are the new thing, these computers are extremely thin and pack a lot of power. This particular Sony Vaio VPCZ1 computer was loaded with a 128BG SSD hard drive, Core 15 CPU and a hybrid dedicated video card. The computer is blazing fast, the lack of hard drive noise is just breathtaking. The sleek LED screen is bright and crisp but all this bling comes with a cost. Replacing the LED screen costs anywhere from $400 upwards. Not to mention the level of difficulty of comptuer service may be beyond home repair enthusiast’s skill level. Here we have a video of every step on how to open the computer, replace the screen and put it back together without breaking anything. There are some cautions, you’ll need to read them listed below the video. Enjoy!
Things you will need:
- A clean bench or table.
- Anti-static protection. We use anti-static heels, wrist band and ESD mat on the ground.
- Phillips screwdriver.
- Replacement LED screen. Read warning about the screen below.
- A pair to tweezers.
- A lot of attention to screw sizes.
- The LED screen in VPCZ1 is extremely thin. Be gentle with the new screen as well as your cracked or broken screen. This screen is so thin that it can’t take it’s own weight if you hold it from one edge, it will bend and likely get damaged – remember you paid a lot for this screen.
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- Don’t take on this project if you don’t have adequate static protection.
- Avoid using power tools. Watching the video you will realize I switched from power tool to regular screw driver.
- Keep all screws labeled. Use extra care for the lower cover screws. There are two sizes that go underneath, look at the picture below and see that I have marked them with masking tape.
- Use an ice cube tray to avoid mistakes with screws on this computer. You’ve been warned.
- Keep components like hard drive, optical drive, memory, battery etc in a safe place.
- Use care when pulling the screen out of top cover. It’s a fragile screen, avoid twisting and just be patient. You may find some double-sided tape in back of the screen. Don’t fight it.
- Wi-Fi wires are very thin and easy to slice or cut. Use caution when handling.
Now that all the cautions and warnings are out of the way, feel free to contact us if you get stuck. Only do this if you are confident, Toronto PC Service can’t be held responsible for damaged equipment. If you are concerned, call us at 416-223-2525 and we can professionally clean out your computer.