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Old 11-25-2008, 10:16 PM   #1
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laptop lcd screen replacement

if i want to replace my laptop with a new screen, would it be possible to replace it with a panel of higher resolution, or should I just stick with the same sort?
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Before you considered switching resolutions, you would need to make sure the pinouts between the screen models were the exact same (both mechanically and electrically) and you would have to make sure the video chip on your laptop could handle the higher resolution.
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I always thought this is a costly thing to do... but then I've heard crazy stories of companies replacing the CRT tubes in regular monitors rather than buying new monitors.
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If the screen you're thinking of buying was an option on your laptop, then you have a *chance* that it will work. You really ought to do some searching to see if you can find someone who has actually attempted the swap you want to do, though.
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Originally Posted by lumak View Post
but then I've heard crazy stories of companies replacing the CRT tubes in regular monitors rather than buying new monitors.
This makes sense, because CRT tube most likely costs less than new LCD (price for new LCD always were at least 50% higher than a price of new CRT monitor. So tube alone should be even cheaper). Also some people claim that CRT is better for certain types of work.

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