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Windows 7: Upgrade laptop lcd 1920x1080 to 1920x1200?

03 Apr 2014   #1
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 
Upgrade laptop lcd 1920x1080 to 1920x1200?

Hallo, Ive been thinking about upgrading the lcd panel on a laptop. Do you think it's possible to change the lcd on a sager 7378 to one that has a resolution of 1920x1200? Thanks! =)

Other Information/Specifications:

FHD Matte 16:9 LED Backlit Wide screen (1920x1080) Super Clear Matte Type Sager Screen

Intel® i7-4700MQ

NVIDIA® GTX 860M [2GB]

Up to 24GB RAM

750GB Hard Drive

2+ Hours / 7.06 lbs

3D Score: 19,428 [Vantage]

Screen to upgrade with:
CCFL WUXGA Glossy LCD Screen (1920x1200)

~Red. ^_^


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03 Apr 2014   #2
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

only if they did a higher res panel for a different model of the same generation as your laptop.
any size discrepancies will hinder putting it back together.

also remember with a higher number of vertical pixels normally comes a taller screen and a different screen ratio.

all things to consider before buying a cheap generic oem panel on ebay lol
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03 Apr 2014   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I don' think it would work well, you're going from a 16:9 ratios to about 4:3 and the physical dimensions would not fit.
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04 Apr 2014   #4
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

Ah, ok..So nobody thinks so then? I was just wondering not phisically, but the actual connecters could plug into the motherboard? And then if the computer would display it correctly then after?
Thanks for your replies so far =)
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04 Apr 2014   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The physical constraint is the biggest hurdle, here is a comparison of the two sizes to exact scale reduced 50%.

Upgrade laptop lcd 1920x1080 to 1920x1200?-screen-size.png

There aren't standard connections as far as I know for laptop screens like there is for desktops. Laptops use a very thin and delicate ribbon of various sizes.


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04 Apr 2014   #6
jimroad471

win 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

the video driver calls the shots. it needs to handle to the hi res. In my experience, i was told that i must get the same res, bulb type and size to work right. you can always experiment if you can exchange the screen, my roommate has a video driver that can do much more than the current external monitor can handle.
good luck
jim
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08 Apr 2014   #7
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, so I guess all I can do is hope that it works? There doesn't seem to be any documentation of doing this on the web out there that I can find anyhow. The video card is a gtx 860m for the one Ill get, so I'm sure that it can handle alot more, but possibly not. Im just hoping that the connecters will fit to the motherboard since they seem like different versions possibly? Going from a 'sager?' 1920x1080 screen to a ccfl wuxga 1920x1200 screen.
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08 Apr 2014   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well, how are you going to fit a different size screen to it?
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08 Apr 2014   #9
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redblade8 View Post
Ok, so I guess all I can do is hope that it works? There doesn't seem to be any documentation of doing this on the web out there that I can find anyhow. The video card is a gtx 860m for the one Ill get, so I'm sure that it can handle alot more, but possibly not. Im just hoping that the connecters will fit to the motherboard since they seem like different versions possibly? Going from a 'sager?' 1920x1080 screen to a ccfl wuxga 1920x1200 screen.
Assuming that you don't damage your old screen while disassembling it (likely)
And assuming that the connectors fit (not very likely)
And assuming that the ribbon connectors on the new screen are wired the same (also not very likely)
And assuming that you don't blow your graphics card and new screen up when you hook them up (very very likely)

As Britton30 pointed out, how do you plan to fit a screen that is larger into your case? Folding the edges over won't work.

We can't stop you from wasting your money, but you really need to think this through before you destroy your hardware.
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16 Apr 2014   #10
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Well, how are you going to fit a different size screen to it?
The 1920x1200 lcd screen comes with a lid already, I'm sorry I failed to mention this..so I don't have to worry about the physical part of this, and was just asking about the connector/technical part of it, if anyone actually knew anything for 100% sure about doing this, macgyver something to force this to work, or has actually done this before. I've found a website that states:

"Upgrading from CCFL to LED backlight:

All the laptops use LCD screens:

LCD screens require a backlight system to operate, there are two backlight systems in use today: CCFL and LED

CCFL - Cold Cathode Fluorescent Light, is an older backlight method, which utilizes a daylight specter fluorescent tube and an inverter which powers it.

LED - is a newer backlighting system which does not use an inverter, and instead of a fluorescent tube it uses a strip of LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes).

So in essence there are two types of laptop screens: LCD-CCFL and LCD-LED. These screens are NOT INTERCHANGEABLE.

Laptop manufacturers tailor their system for a particular LCD screen, so it is impossible to install a CCFL screen into a computer outfitted for an LED screen, and vice-versa.

Currently there is no possible way to upgrade from screen that uses CCFL backlight to LED. LED and CCFL laptop screens are not interchangeable since they use different connectors, as well as power sources. Laptop's motherboard will have to be replaced in order to upgrade the laptop from CCFL backlight type to the LED backlight type."

To Mr. Mellonish. I hope you're well. Thanks for your reply, but your post seems to have an unnessessary attitude attached to it. I'm not sure why I was chosen for your bitterness of the day, if that was which you were planning, but it's very unnessessary, and also not decent of you. This is for a project I plan to do, I've found alternative means now to do this. Ill probably post it once I'm done. I've completed a dissasembly before, and I'm very careful in doing so.. Dissasembly is the easiest part of this. Everything else you said is possible if I had chosen to go this route of just swapping screens, though I don't think it could've worked if what I read from the website is correct. I'm not wasting my money as I don't have a laptop currently, and need one now. I've just decided to..do a little something with it. ;D

Im not sure that you know everything. Where have you seen an example where 'folding over edges' would've worked? Point me to the link. I'm curious of where this could've possibly worked. It sounds interesting.

So, all in all, this isn't actually doable then. Thanks for all of your replies so far, it's much appriciated. -Red ^_^~
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