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Replace LCD with Touchscreen

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R Laptop and my daughter broke the screen. Is it possible to replace the screen with a touchscreen?

Thanks!

Rene'

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Have to ask Dell.

So far this is something off the support grid. Dell and others won't support it as not only must the top lid change but the cables and it's unlikely the motherboard has the support too.

Too many variables means I would never see this supported or done.

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Not worried about support from Dell

Thank you for your reply! The laptop is not under warranty any longer. My son can do anything that I need done. I asked him about changing to a touchscreen and as you stated he wasn't sure the motherboard would support it. I'm just trying to research it, so that he doesn't have to, his job keeps him pretty busy. So, it sounds like it's a no go!!! I'll just order a regular screen.

Thanks again!

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I took a quick look

And unlike the normal screens I didn't find folk succeeding. Dell did standardize their screens a lot but you are asking for more than a display. There would be the digitizer, scanner and circuits to read the position. It doesn't make sense to have these on the motherboard for a non-touch model.

If changing the motherboard and panel is possible, that's up to Dell to reveal.

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Thank you for your time!

Thank you for taking the time to look into this further. I knew it would probably not be doable or super complicated, but I had to try!

Thanks again!!!

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