A buddy of mine cracked their Dell laptop screen. They found a talkative and knowledgable Ebay seller of recycled screens and fitted the laptop with a slighty bigger and much better screen. So it is possible. However, finding someone that knows the ins and outs of this may be tough.
I am a greenhorn when it comes to computers, so please excuse me if my questions seems ridiculous to those of you who are more knowledgeable. If I have a computer with a poor, low quality screen that measures, say, 15" or so (size is regardless, I mean this hypothetically) can I buy a replacement LCD screen of the same size but better quality, and switch it in? The reason I ask is that my friend wants to build his own laptop, DIY style, barebones and all, yet he says the only barebones systems available do not have the screen he wants. Would this switch be possible?