How to Open Acer LCD Monitors

By Chris Hoke

An LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) monitor is a thin, flat-panel visual hardware device used to display the graphic output signal provided by a computer. LCD monitors are more energy efficient and compact than CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitors. If your Acer LCD monitor malfunctions and is under warranty, it should be brought to an authorized service technician. If it is not under warranty, you may decide to risk further damaging the monitor by disassembling it yourself to fix the problem. Most types of LCD monitors, including Acer brand monitors, can be opened without the need for specialized tools.

Things You'll Need

  • Towel
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Flat blade screwdriver

Step 1

Unplug the power and video cables from the monitor.

Step 2

Set the monitor face-down on a flat surface covered by a towel to prevent scratches to the screen.

Step 3

Remove the plastic hinge cover that covers the hinge between the monitor and the base.

Step 4

Unscrew the four screws that attach the base to the monitor with the Phillips screwdriver. Remove the base from the monitor and set aside.

Step 5

Unscrew the nine screws that hold the back cover and front bezel together. Insert the tip of the flat blade screwdriver between the back cover and front bezel and gently pry them apart. Gently work your way around the edges of the monitor, loosening as you go.

Step 6

Lift the back cover off of the LCD unit, then flip the monitor over and lift off the front bezel. Flip the screen back over.

Step 7

Unscrew the two screws that hold the metal shield in place with the Phillips screwdriver.

Step 8

Slide the shield toward the base of the monitor until it comes loose, then remove it completely, revealing the main circuit board and connection board. You can access all of the internal components of the Acer LCD monitor from this point.

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