A VISUAL GUIDE TO SELECTING THE RIGHT LAPTOP SCREEN

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An LCD screen can be ordered using the laptop model number, the screen model, or the manufacturer’s part number, as well as by following advice posted online on a forum, or anywhere else.

In the world as in everything else, there is a good way and a bad way.

Model numbers of laptops are used for ordering.

For most laptop models, knowing the model is sufficient for ordering the correct part. In some cases, however, laptop manufacturers offer models with higher resolutions and screen sizes that may vary – such as the Dell Latitude E5540 and most if not all of HP’s CTO (Custom-To-Order) laptops.

Checking the model number of Laptop replacement screens is always a good idea whenever an option is listed for a different resolution or backlight type of screen. If you use a resolution screen other than your original, you may experience problems, and your computer may even become damaged.

It is possible to order by the LCD model number on the laptop screen.

LCD screens have a screen model number on the back attached to them. This method is the most effective way to order a replacement screen. By its model number, a computer’s size, resolution, and backlight type can be identified. For some 10.1′′ and 11.6′′ netbooks, you might need to confirm where the connector is (on some 15.6′′ and 17.3′′ HP laptops) and where the mounting tabs are positioned.

By specifying the part number of the manufacturer.

Ordering based on a laptop model number is very similar. On the manufacturer’s website, you can check the part number by typing the product or serial number, or by looking in the owner’s manual. The manufacturer may be able to provide the part numbers to some of our customers.

The LCD screen’s part number will be inaccurate if your laptop’s screen was previously replaced or upgraded. Furthermore, several times our customers contacted the manufacturer with incorrect information about their machines, especially when the laptop has multiple screen resolution options or backlight types.

Using online information to place an order.

Often times, we have heard success stories when we have helped customers upgrade the screen resolution by simply swapping screens; however, in order to upgrade LCD screen resolution successfully, you will want a higher capacity cable (a dual-channel rather than a single-channel cable; not relevant to the number of pins in the cable); and to make sure the video card is capable of handling the higher resolution. Although we do not recommend it, anyone who decides to try the installation at their own discretion and risk does so at their own risk.

We recommend that you submit a support ticket if you are unsure what screen you need. Your ticket should be answered within minutes if you submit it during normal business hours. If you need to determine the right part for you, you will need the model number of your laptop or LCD screen.