My laptop's display backlight has been fading since I bought it a few years ago, so I think it's about time I exchange the CCFL backlight with a new one. The LCD in question is a Samsung LTN152W6-L01.
I've been trying to follow the instructions at sites such as lcdparts.net, but there aren't any instructions for my particular LCD. I've never disassembled an LCD before, so I'm a little worried that I'll do something wrong. Here are a couple of photos I've taken of my LCD:
There's a warning at the top saying I shouldn't touch the white tape. Does this mean the white tape shouldn't be *removed*? I've read somewhere that if you apply pressure unevenly to the LCD panel you'll get lines and other abnomalities in the display (I assume the white tape has been applied for even pressure all across the LCD panel).
The problem is that it seems (at least according to what I've read online) that I need to remove the metal frame around the LCD panel in order to expose the CCFL backlight -is this correct? Unfortunately the white tape extends beyond the metal frame, so if I shouldn't remove it what do I do?
The second photo shows the metal bracket removed. It's the only one I could remove without removing the white tape as well, and the backlight is found underneath. Is there a neat way to remove the CCFL without removing the whole frame?