|Re: Cleaning LCD display on 41-series?|
Message #2 Posted by Tony Duell on 20 July 2001, 9:53 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Dave Shaffer
If it's an original (fullnut) machine (without the black border round the display) then it is possible to remove the display unit.
It's quite a job, and it risks damaging your 41. What you do is take out the battery pack, peel off the feet, and undo the screws under them.
Lift off the bottom case, remove the logic PCB and its connector, the U-shaped centre case (keep this the right way up) and the piece of black card.
Then remve the little plastic strip at the top of the display. Unsolder the connections from the display to the keyboard (note, the display module is static-sensitive, so take care), and take the display module out.
As I said, it's quite a job, and you risk damaging the display module.
If it's a halfnut, then you could try cutting away the heat-staked posts holding the logic PCB to the top case and then re-staking them afterwards, but I wouldn't want to try it. In the halfnut, the display is on the logic PCB, as is the keyboard, so you have to remove the logic PCB to get to the display