First, take the monitor off the stand and remove the 4 black screws on the VESA
Next, here's the tricky part - you must pop off the front bezel. It's held on by
plastic clips. The easiest way to do this that I could find was to go in through
the slits on the bottom of the monitor frame. Use one or two thin flathead
screwdrivers. Start by prying into the slit and go inward toward the middle of
the monitor to get the first clip undone. Basically once you get one clip undone
you can just slide the screwdriver around the edge of the frame and pop off all
the others. Take care not to scratch the frame as it is pretty weak plastic.
So now you have all the clips undone, flip the
monitor over (oh yeah, it's good to lay a towel down so you don't muck up the
screen) and pull off the back - it should come off effortlessly.
Remove this little piece of metal covering some plugs. It pops off easily
Unplug these connectors so that you can get the steel panel off:
Another tricky part - carefully pull the circuitry off the front bezel. It's
glued on but comes off relatively easily - just don't bend it too much. And
don't worry - it sticks right back on.
Remove the 4 screws at each corner on the sides of the LCD panel. This will
allow you to take off the steel apparatus that holds all the circuit boards.
As you're taking the steel apparatus off, unplug
this little guy under it. Squeeze the metal clips on the sides to get it off.
It's nice to have a friend or roommate to hold the steel part while you do this
but it can be done alone.
The LCD panel reveals its true identity:
Flip the panel over. There's a steel frame around the whole thing held on by
plastic and metal clips. Take this off.
Your monitor should now look like this.
Now, for the fixing. Get a roll of electrical tape, cut it in half width-wise. I
found this easiest to do by cutting the tape while it was still on the roll with
a razor blade, right down the middle. Apply tape to the very edge of the black
part of the glass and wrap it around the edge of the frame. I didn't get a
chance to experiment here, I just figured it's best to keep it off the black but
over the silver. Feel free to mess around here. Apply this tape wherever you had
bleeding or just do it all around the edge of the whole thing. Don't worry about
getting tape on the plastic flaps on some of the edges, it won't hurt it.
Ok, you're done fixing. Now put it all back together, remember to plug
everything back in that you unplugged (wide plug under the steel plate, 4
smaller plugs over the steel plate). Stick the circuit board for the front bezel
buttons back in place, make sure it's lined up properly. Everything should snap
and screw back together easily. Plug it back in and see how much better it is.
Some thoughts on my experience - I only regret not putting tape all the way
around the LCD, I still have one spot of bleed on the bottom right. I'll
probably end up fixing it later. I managed to undo all the clips without
scratching anything, it doesn't look like it was ever opened.
Original credit goes to 'pous2' from Hardware.fr forums, in his post
here (translated from French) and to 'saltiness' from [H]ard|forum in his