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replacing a notebook's screen?

by Stryder13 / February 8, 2006 11:43 AM PST

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?

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Reality.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2006 12:01 PM PST

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.

Bob

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name of ebay seller?
by Stryder13 / February 8, 2006 12:13 PM PST
In reply to: Reality.

Once again Bob, you have come to my aide! Your friend wouldn't by chance remember the name of this eBay seller; perhaps he kept a record of the sale? I know it is a risky process, one which is more likely to be unsuccessful than not, but hey, you try telling my friend that! In all honesty, I think he would be better off buying a "total package" laptop, but boys will be boys, and I hate to tell him it is impossible...

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Not off the top of my head.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2006 12:25 PM PST
In reply to: name of ebay seller?

It may be a few days till I get that info.

Bob

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