Check all corners of the laptop display part for potential screws. In this Compaq Presario V2000 model, there are six of them, four screws at the upper line and two of them at the bottom. All of them are hiding beneath the rubber buttons.
(Also check the sides of the display part for screws since the location of the screws vary from model to model. BE VERY CAREFUL. Make sure that you do not miss any screw, you could DAMAGE your laptop cover when you try to open it.)
Once you've removed all of the bezel's securing screws, gently pull the bezel away from the LCD.
At the bottom center of the LCD screen, carefully work your fingers between the bezel and the screen, and gently pull the bezel. Carefully work your way around the rest of the bezel, pulling it away from the rear plastic of the screen cover.
Once the bezel is off, you'll see the LCD in its metal frame. On most notebooks, the inverter board is directly below the screen. DOUBLE CHECK that no more screws attach to the laptop, carefully insert the smallest Flathead screwdriver between the laptop LCD frame and the screen.
If at any point the bezel doesn't pop free with a moderate amount of force, check to make sure you didn't overlook any screws.
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