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How do I replace this touchscreen (Dell Inspirion 15R 5537)?

by sdouma / July 15, 2014 2:31 PM PDT

I have replaced Ipad screens before and iphone screens but when I opened up my Dell I was confused. I removed the front cover which I assume is a digitizer and saw this. The removal and replacement process is rather foreign to me most because there is a cord coming out with tape covering it. IT is not a cimple unplug process and plug in the new one. So if anyone can tell me about and provide links to the process I would appericate it because all I can find are Ipad screen replacement instructions. Also please let me know about any suppliers that might have this part because all I can find is the LCD screen. I have Googled this but I am stuck.

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Time for dell.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2014 3:26 PM PDT

Ask them for the Service Manual.
Bob

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Here's a Youtube tutorial
by itsdigger / July 16, 2014 2:45 AM PDT
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by sdouma / July 16, 2014 5:36 AM PDT

Did you even read anything I said past the headline? I am not having trouble replacing the lcd monitor but with the digitzer and read the last sentence.

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Youch. 200 bucks.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2014 6:02 AM PDT
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and the supplied tutorial
by itsdigger / July 16, 2014 8:26 AM PDT
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showed you how to remove the tape and unplug it. also if you had looked it up , you would have found the replacement screen the same as R. Proffitt did.

It's that simple yes.

Digger

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I'm sure they are freaking out over the costs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2014 8:54 AM PDT

It used to be so expensive when you replaced a LCD that it usually meant the end of the laptop. The LCD usually isn't so bad today but if the digitizer is broke too, that's gonna hurt.

Given there can be other failures my advice is to ebay off the parts and move on. I've lost count of folk that replace such parts and well, here's an example iPhone "nice try."
http://www.cnet.com/how-to/can-an-ordinary-joe-replace-a-busted-iphone-5s-screen/
Bob

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by itsdigger / July 16, 2014 9:19 AM PDT

the other link I supplied also shows the link R.Proffitt supplied. If all you could find was how to replace an ipad screen,
You Need to Learn How To Fish.

Digger

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Here's a screen shot
by itsdigger / July 16, 2014 10:05 AM PDT
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digitzer
by sdouma / July 16, 2014 1:25 PM PDT
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That was the first video I found. I found others on just removing the display but the involves in disassembling the entire laptop from top to bottom. I was trying to figure out if someone knew just how to remove the digitizer itself maybe without dis-assembling the whole laptop but it looks like that isn't possible.

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Ahh, that question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2014 11:54 PM PDT
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From what I saw, it's a lot of work. The cost and possible outcome is pretty scary. That's a lot of bucks without any assurance it will be fine. That is, without the service manual you may not know if any calibration routine is needed after the parts are replaced.
Bob

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